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Book Review: The Linux Command Line

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linux-magazine.com: The Linux Command Line, By William E. Shotts Jr. (No Starch Press, US$ 39.95), is the most recent entry in a veritable pantheon of books dedicated to the subject of using and scripting the *nix shell interface, and to its credit, it is probably the most approachable.

Zorin is a Linux OS That Looks and Behaves Like Windows7

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lifehacker.com: If you're building a computer for a relative or friend and wish to avoid the cost of Windows 7 you might look into Zorin—the Linux OS' elements such as the taskbar, file system, start menu, and desktop all work just like in Windows.

Linux Mint 12 Gnome Review

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linuxlibrary.org: This release brings big changes to Linux Mint so be ready for something different. The DVD version offers users the ability to choose between the new Gnome 3 interface with the Mint Gnome shell extensions, Gnome classic, or the new MATE desktop.

Moving Linux Kernel Drivers To User-Space? Nope.

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phoronix.com: Brought up on the Linux kernel mailing list this week was a short-lived discussion whether Linux device drivers should be moved from kernel-space to user-space in an attempt to provide "greater security and robustness" of Linux systems.

Pear OS 4 goes back into beta

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  • Review: KahelOS 020212
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  • Best Lightweight Linux Distribution for Older Computers
  • Eugeni Dodonov: Even while I was at Microsoft, I still had Slackware
  • Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal
  • Mageia 2 beta 1 screen shot preview
  • openSUSE ARM plans
  • DragonFly BSD 3.0 improves multiprocessor support
  • Oracle extends Linux support to 10 years, Dangles Ksplice
  • Dream Studio 11.10 Is Based on Ubuntu 11.10
  • Signs are strong that Red Hat will remain in Westford

10 free Linux e-books

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royal.pingdom.com: Who doesn’t like free stuff? We put together a selection of free Linux e-books that you can read, in many cases download, and use as references, or simply to learn something.

Time runs out for timezone lawsuit

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Legal

itworld.com: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is touting a victory in a copyright lawsuit that had the potential to shut down the database that all Linux and UNIX-based platforms and many time-based applications use to keep track of the ever-changing global timezones.

The future of Linux and Flash explained - It's your fault

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dedoimedo.com: Let me explain a little more what exactly is happening, or rather, what is going to happen. I will try to explain the tactical and strategic implications of this new partnership between Adobe and Google, the potential impact on Firefox, how this may concern you as end users.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 vs. Oracle, CentOS, Scientific Linux Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Does Red Hat Enterprise Linux perform any better (or worse) than the various "Enterprise Linux" distributions that are derived from RHEL? Now that Scientific Linux 6.2 was released, here is a performance comparison of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, CentOS, and Scientific Linux across three different systems.

Why Adobe is right to abandon Linux

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zdnet.com: Adobe has essentially abandoned Linux, with the company’s latest roadmap barely mentioning the platform. But ultimately, Adobe is right to ditch Linux, and while this could be a blow to Mozilla’s Firefox browser, overall it’s not really a big deal.

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