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Red Hat and Canonical 'traitors'

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Microsoft
  • Red Hat and Canonical 'traitors' to open source for working with Microsoft
  • Installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs: No easy answers
  • Red Hat, Canonical accused of being traitors to the open sauce cause

Why Linux will never rule on the desktop

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marcelgommans.wordpress: A good IRC-friend of mine recently announced he had decided to start using Windows on his desktop again, after being a Linux fan since the early nineties.

AntiX 12: Most complete lightweight Linux distro I have seen!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: Linux never ceases to amaze me - particularly the light-weight distros aimed for low powered PCs! I came across the latest release of AntiX in distrowatch. I have never used AntiX before and surely I am amazed with what I saw.

This Week in Linux

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ostatic.com: Another week has come and gone and much more has happened than what I can cover in my regularly scheduled slots. So, let's have a look at some of the other developments this week in Linux.

The GUI Bloat Effect

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Software

unixmen.com: Something dawned on me just yesterday. When using a slim and clean-lined theme or skin on GUI based software, the user can be easily convinced that the system is actually running faster and much lighter on resources. Or at least that’s how I see it

Sabayon 9 KDE review & stuff

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  • Sabayon 9 KDE review
  • My Debian Saga
  • Did Zorin OS Ultimate save me money? You bet it did.
  • Red Hat Is Overvalued
  • Gentoo Hardened on the move
  • Mandriva SA at FISL 13
  • Bodhi Linux 2.0.0 Released

Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" KDE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: About a week ago, I reviewed the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya". While I was quite pleased with how that turned out, I held off on going ahead and installing it because I wanted to try the KDE edition as well.

Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

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Microsoft
Gaming

arstechnica.com: Valve head—and one-time Microsoft employee—Gabe Newell has branded Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" at videogame conference Casual Connect in Seattle.

Dell's Increasingly Excellent Linux Adventures

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Those items alone have surely been enough to lift even the most dour Linux fan's spirits, but there's more! Yes indeed, the latest news now is the apparent return of none other than Dell to the desktop Linux world.

OpenBSD's de Raadt slams Red Hat, Canonical over 'secure' boot

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BSD
Ubuntu

itwire.com: OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has slammed Red Hat and Canonical for the way they have reacted to Microsoft's introduction of "secure" boot along with Windows 8, describing both companies as wanting to be the new Microsoft.

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