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Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware

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liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software. But the project has run into some speed bumps.

Linux and Windows: Peaceful Coexistence

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: One of the stumbling blocks in migrating to the Linux desktop is the mistaken view that you can't take it with you. Your data must remain captive to the Microsoft operating system. Not true at all.

LPC videos on Linux & UEFI, ARM and ACPI 5.0

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h-online.com: The organisers of the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) 2012, which was held at the end of August in San Diego, have released videos, notes and presentation slides from the conference presentations.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 474

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! With Unity and GNOME 3, it seems that many developers of open-source desktop environments have embraced the word "innovation", imposing completely new paradigms on desktop Linux users. Luckily, there are project that still continue the development of traditional environments.

Debian Project News - September 17th

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Welcome to this year's eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Bodhi Linux 2.1.0 Released

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ostatic.com: One of my favorite little projects released the latest and greatest version of its popular lightweight Linux distribution. Bodhi Linux 2.1.0 was released yesterday with some new eye candy.

Timing The Boot Process From Linux 3.0 To Linux 3.6

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phoronix.com: Here are Bootchart results indicating the boot speed from the Linux 3.0 kernel through the latest Linux 3.6 development kernel.

Linux nonsense

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cookingwithlinux.com: It's rather amazing just how serious nonsense can sound. To sound this clever yourself, check out the aptly named nonsense. In essence, nonsense is a clever generator of, well, nonsense.

5 highly rated Linux OS distributions

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darkduck.com: There are many great Linux distributions to choose from, each boasting their own advantages and niches. Some designed to be very user-friendly, others intended to give power users greater control over their systems. Here are five of the most highly rated Linux distributions on offer today.

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