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Fedora 17 LXDE Review:

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unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: Unless you have plenty of time and prefer to set up your OS from scratch like the many ArchLinux fans out there (including me), Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle LXDE is an excellent canvas to build your fast and efficient Linux system.

Fedora 17 Review: It’s an Upstream Experience

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linuxforu.com: Fedora 17 came out just last week. This is the first time I’ve installed it as a desktop in more than a year — last time was Fedora 14 (or was it 13?).

Less freedom is no freedom

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nicubunu.blogspot: From the beginning, when people started talking about Secure Boot some warned about the treat to Free Software, but they were pretty much dismissed by many as a bunch of hippies following the smelly RMS, we'll surely find a way around when will get to it.

Mint 13 Is Sweet, Refreshing and Cool

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linuxinsider.com: Linux Mint 13, the Maya release, is an impressive upgrade that builds on the progress found in version 12. It contains few additional innovations to the operating system. But it updates numerous core elements and provides more solid performance from the two new desktop interfaces introduced in Mint 12.

Linux UEFI compromise reasonable, still sucks

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itworld.com: Life is full of trade-offs, and many times they are not palatable for every side. Such was the trade-off proposed by Fedora developers this week to solve the upcoming obstacle of UEFI secure booting on Windows 8-certified machines.

Linux Mint Maya Vs. Windows 8!

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unixmen.com: Microsoft has shortly released the consumer preview of its flag ship operating system, Windows 8, that is evidently re-skinned to better suit touch-screen devices. Unfortunately, in attempting to revamp the OS, Microsoft has done some serious damage.

Linux Leads Server Growth

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campustechnology.com: While worldwide expenditures on server hardware declined in the first quarter, server unit shipments actually increased, led by double-digit growth in Linux-based systems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s Biggest Cloud Rival: CentOS?

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thevarguy.com: As Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) attempts to connect with cloud services providers (CSPs), the operating system seems to be facing surprise competition from a fierce rival. Microsoft Windows Azure? Nope. Ubuntu? Wrong again. The second coming of Unix? Not quite.

Linus Torvalds finds GNOME 3.4 to be a "total user experience design failure"

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Software

zdnet.com: I only dislike the latest version of the GNOME Linux desktop, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s primary inventor, hates it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 459

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First impressions of Mageia 2
  • News: Fedora updates, preparing for secure boot, Debian on Raspberry Pi
  • Questions and Answers: Improving software performance
  • Released last week: Fedora 17, Caixa Mágica 18, Grml 2012.05

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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