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The Linux Foundation's "Community" Doesn't Look Very Community

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linuxtoday.com/blog: Here we are on Day Two of the Linux Foundation's Linuxcon, and it sure looks like the face of Linux is still a bearded one, despite the Linux Foundation's grand claims of Community. Perhaps they have a more limited definition of "community."

Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

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theregister.co.uk: Does Linux desktop even need to be popular? There are, shall we say, differing options among the open source cognoscenti gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the annual LinuxCon.

Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel

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  • Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel
  • Does it matter that "Linux is bloated"?
  • Linux And The 'B' Word: Bloat

Fedora Mini: A New Netbook Competitor?

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workswithu.com: For a long time, Ubuntu was the only big-name Linux distribution with a specially tailored netbook version. That changed recently with the announcement of Fedora Mini.

Linux Buffs Get Eyeful at LinuxCon Tech Showcase

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linuxinsider.com: Attendees at the sold-out LinuxCon event in Portland got to take a close-up look at some of the latest Linux technologies touted by participating companies.

To new Ubuntu users - 5 things to expect

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learningubuntu.com: Entering the world of Ubuntu for the first time is something both exciting and confusing for a new user. That's why I chose ten things which I believe every new user should keep in mind when starting to use Ubuntu.

The Unix Ideal

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: From the time I started listening to podcasts until about two months ago, I had been using Rhythmbox to manage my podcasts. On Linux Outlaws they kept mentioning how much they loved gPodder.

LinuxCon Roundtable in Torvalds Quotes

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tuxradar.com: Great first day here at LinuxCon. The highlight was undoubtedly the Roundtable session held earlier this afternoon.

Why Linux is so great?

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Gentoo

mihaimaga.wordpress: I’m using Linux since 2001 and it still amazes me day by day. After trying Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, SuSE and many other flavors (yes, I do have a bag full of Linux distros CDs) I have chosen Gentoo as my main focus. It could be any other distribution, but that’s the advantage:

Linux Mint 7 XFCE: Screenshots

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zdnet.com.au: While Ubuntu continues to be the focus of Linux hype and momentum, there is an increasing number of Ubuntu-based distributions appearing as well.

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