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Semplice 5 review – High Hopes

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linuxbsdos.com: Sometimes I come across a distribution that looks interesting and I want to see how good it is and whether it brings anything new to the table. That’s why I decided to take a quick look at Semplice, a desktop distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian.

So I heard you want to try Linux

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netrunner-mag.com: We have all been there. Our first attempt at Linux. I would like to create a short hitchhiker’s guide to Linux for the newbies and converts, so they will know what awaits them if they ever stumble upon the yellow geek road.

"Free Unix!"

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  • 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years ago today
  • 30 Years Ago: Intel 386, 486 Chips Set the Stage for Windows Dominance
  • What 30 Years of GNU Means to You
  • Open Source News this Week

The secret to Linux is hardware

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computerweekly.com: The secret to Linux is hardware, really? Well you might think that this is so if you look at Who writes Linux, anyway?

few headlines:

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News
  • Red Hat’s Sell Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan
  • Red Hat PT Raised to $61.00 at Credit Agricole
  • What’s happening with Red Hat?
  • How to install GNOME 3.10 in Ubuntu 13.10
  • Patrick d'Emmabuntüs: Emmabuntüs is more than a Linux distribution
  • LinuxCon Luncheon Connects Women in Technology
  • Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1

some odds & ends:

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Gaming
  • openSUSE Beta Pizza Hackaton Starting Friday!
  • Guns of Icarus Online Announces Price Drop and Updates
  • Underestimated or underused: Portage (e)logging
  • Communication around Frameworks 5
  • Citrix's Mark Hinkle: Users Will Drive Innovation in Linux, Tech
  • What is Linux Live CD and Why You Should Use One
  • Ken Levine: SteamOS is “a brave and powerful idea”
  • The Dukepad is the Raspberry Pi based Linux tablet you build yourself
  • Goodbye Steam Boxes, hello Steam Machines
  • Linux scholar skips California opportunity

few headlines:

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  • Linux advocate contemplates the purchase of a Mac
  • Who rooted kernel.org servers two years ago, how did it happen, and why?
  • Top 5 Video Editors for Ubuntu/Linux
  • Ubuntu Touch Music App is Quite a Performer Already [Video]
  • Linux Training Scholarship Winners Represent New Generation of Talent
  • AlienVault's Barmak Meftah: Time to Put Hackers on the Defensive

some odds & ends:

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Gaming
  • ZevenOS's Neptune Distro: Linux the Way You Want It
  • Fedora's 10 Years, Joerg has the Pictures
  • The pros and cons of SteamOS
  • ‘Jazzpunk’ now available for pre-order, coming to PC/Mac/Linux January 2014
  • Introduction To Gentoo Linux
  • Who owns an open source brand—the company or the community?
  • Red Hat: Stock Sells Off As The Company Is No Longer Red Hot
  • LMDE Update Pack 7
  • Nvidia pledge to help Linux’s open source driver community
  • Mozilla: plugins are now a legacy technology
  • The Raven – Legacy Of A Master Thief Releases Third Chapter 'A Murder of Ravens'
  • Here’s how SteamOS destroys Microsoft

more odds & ends:

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  • Fedora Linux Turns 10: What's Next?
  • Mozilla Resets for Firefox 25 and 26
  • Managing the Transition to High-Availability Linux for Mission-Critical Workloads
  • Opening Up To 3D Mapping: Collaborative, Crowdsourced Approach to Map Data Gaining Speed
  • Microsoft Kill Shots: How IBM/Linux Deals the Latest Blow to Redmond Empire
  • World With New Limits: The Coming End of Moore's Law (blog safari)
  • Linux rootkit detector adds hardware punch to security scanning
  • Mac and Linux Versions of 'Rogue Legacy' Coming Soon, Says Dev
  • 'Nearly 10,000 developers contributed to Linux kernel since 2005'
  • New KScreen Mock-ups Spark Conversation

Red Hat: Big bucks, big Linux

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  • Red Hat: Big bucks, big Linux
  • RHT Drops 7%: FYQ2 Beats, Billings Light; Year Rev View Light
  • Linux distributor Red Hat's billings growth disappoints
  • Red Hat's quarterly results beat Wall Street forecasts
  • Red Hat profit rises on subscriptions; shares slip
  • Red Hat Declines After Second-Quarter Billings Trail Estimates
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