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A quick look at ROSA Marathon EE RC

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Mageia and ROSA, the two divergent lines of the continuity of Mandriva Linux, are buzzing with activity. For the ones who are not informed, while Mageia 1 kept the line of Mandriva 2010.2, ROSA is intending to keep the line of Mandriva Desktop 2011.

Study explains how retailers stop Linux from entering the market

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h-online.com: The Portuguese Open Source Business Association (ESOP) has published a white paper which aims to explain the problems laptop manufacturers are facing when trying to introduce systems preloaded with Linux to the market.

Executive Spotlight: Lynne Corddry, Red Hat VP

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  • Executive Spotlight: Lynne Corddry, Red Hat Business Development VP, Public Sector
  • Red Hat open sources OpenShift
  • Buy Apple, Oracle To Hedge Against Red Hat Bubble
  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) insider Cunningham Michael sells $ 1.3M of stock
  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part IX - File Name Transitions
  • Fedora release names
  • Release names: it's supposed to be fun
  • What's in a version?
  • How my webcam works everytime in Fedora

Linux Rings the Bell in New York

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internetnews.com: In New York's Financial District, Linux is your MAMA. The Linux Foundation rang the closing bell at the NYSE yesterday.

Wait, IS desktop Linux a flop? Readers weigh in

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networkworld.com: While one could be forgiven for expecting a flame war in the comments on an article entitled "Why Linux is a desktop flop," the discussion that followed its publication was, in the main, thought-provoking and respectful.

What will ‘rm -rf /’ actually do to your Linux/BSD machine?

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linuxbsdos.com: Typing the wrong command can severely cripple your computer. A wrong switch or wrong option is all it takes. One command that I learned to avoid a long time ago, based on what experienced users told me, is rm -rf /.

Penguin quizzes

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Sabayon Linux – Stable if not without polish

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thelinuxexperiment.com: I have been running Sabayon Linux (Xfce) for the past couple of months and figured I would throw a post up on here describing my experience with it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 454

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: The new Calligra office suite
  • News: Ubuntu's "Quantal Quetzal", interviews with Jane Silber, Jono Bacon and Artyom Zorin, whither Mandriva, upgrading to Fedora 17, Haiku overview
  • Questions and answers: Using native applications, a note on OpenSSH
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 201204 "Debian"

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

Why Linux is a desktop flop

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networkworld.com: It's free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows. It's already ubiquitous on the server side. Plus, there are now alternatives to the most popular software packages out there. So, why hasn't Linux on the desktop taken off?

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