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Want to Try Linux but...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Lately, I've been talking to several people who want to give Linux a try but they lack some confidence or have heard several myths about this OS. That reminds me of myself back in the times prior to my migration.

Linux Mint's Mate: GNOME 2 Lives Again

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datamation.com: A review of GNOME 2 seems redundant at this point. After all, the first release was almost a decade ago, and it's been a year since GNOME 3.0 was announced. However, a review of Mate 1.2 is not quite the same thing.

Bodhi Linux review

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linuxandlife.com: Bodhi Linux is a very interesting Linux distro. It is generally based on Ubuntu but unlike the other Ubuntu-based distros which usually try to give users a newbie-friendly and work-out-of-the-box experience, Bodhi is very minimalistic.

Fedora 17 Sneak Peek

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eyeonlinux.com: The final Fedora 17 beta has just been released. Fedora is Live CD distro, so you can boot it up on a CD or in a virtual machine to check it out before doing an install. I went with the default version that uses GNOME 3 for this Sneak Peek.

Red Hat celebrates 10 years of Enterprise Linux

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computerworld.com.au: While Red Hat might be one of the largest open source providers in the world, Jim Totton, vice president for the company’s platform business unit, is surprisingly coy about mistakes the company has made and learnt from in the decade since it launched.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 452

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

* Reviews: A look at FreeNAS 8.0.4
* News: Stefano Zacchiroli re-elected as DPL, new sponsor for Kubuntu, Mandriva seeks community feedback, DoudouLinux overview
* Tips and tricks: cron and crontab
* Released last week: SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0, Devil-Linux 1.6.0

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

Raspberry Pi $35 mini system starts shipping

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cnet.com: The credit card-sized Linux system is being delivered to first 10,000 customers worldwide this week.

How Linux defines success and innovation

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itworld.com: You know the real mark of success these days? When you or your product are "of" something. Based on that incredibly important criteria, I hereby declare that Linux has reached the pinnacle of true success.

More FUD About Security of GNU/Linux

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mrpogson.com: Gee. Millions of malware-ridden bots of that other OS later and some twit still writes, “The reality is that Linux is not more secure. It is simply less targeted."

Debian Project News - April 16th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's eight issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

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GNU/Linux on Servers and PS3

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Azure virtual machines now run Linux
  • What a Virtual Network Looks Like: Planning
    Network services don't spring up unbidden from the earth but rather they're coerced out of infrastructure in response to business and consumer opportunities. Every operations and management paradigm ever proposed for networking includes an explicit planning dimension to get the service-to-infrastructure and service-to-user relationships right. On the surface, virtualization would seem to help planning by reducing inertia, but don't you then have to plan for virtualization? How the planning difficulties and improvements balance out has a lot to do with how rapidly we can expect virtualization to evolve.
  • How DevOps Failed 60K Users
    Back in 2006, when I was an operations engineer at Slideshare, I was part of a team that launched a DevOps model to speed processes and stay ahead of our competition.
  • Democratizing Docker: Changing Containers' Competitive Landscape
    At DockerCon 16, approximately 4,000 attendees descended on the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from June 19 to 21 to learn about and experience the phenomenon that is the Docker container ecosystem. The big news of the event came on the first day of the conference with the announcement of Docker 1.12 and its integrated orchestration system. In the keynote speeches and in multiple sessions that I attended, that new Swarm mode was a hot topic of technical and business discussion.
  • Apple Opens the iOS 10 Kernel, Sony Compensates Linux Users… [Tech News Digest]
  • Here's How Much You'll Get From Sony's PlayStation 3 Bungle
  • Sony Settles 'Other OS' PS3 Lawsuit
  • Did you install Linux on your PS3? Then Sony owes you $55
  • Sony Settlement Gives PS3 Owners $9 After Company Made Console Less Useful Via Firmware Update
    We've noted countless times how in the modern computing era, you don't really own what you think you own. You don't really own the music or books that can arbitrarily disappear on your devices, and you no longer really own a wide variety of hardware that can be dramatically changed (often for the worse) via firmware update months or years after purchase. If you're extra lucky, you'll shell out $300 for a piece of hardware that one year later simply won't work at all. With intelligent automobiles and the rise of the internet-of-not-so-smart things, that's more true now than ever. Case in point: back in 2010 we noted how Sony issued several firmware updates for its Playstation 3 gaming console that effectively made the console less useful. One specifically (PS3 software update 3.21) removed the console owner's ability to load alternative operating systems like Linux. But tinkerers being tinkerers, some users found ways to use the feature to expand the console's functionality in all kinds of creative ways. Fearing a loss of control and potential spike in piracy, Sony decided to make the console significantly less useful.

Leftovers: Software

  • Xen Project 4.7 Release Notes
  • Xen Project 4.7 Released
    Xen 4.7 features new security improvements, security hardening, live migration support, usability improvements, reboot-free live patching, improvements to the VMI subsystem, performance improvements, improved interrupt efficiency for Intel hardware, and more.
  • Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7 Brings Non-Disruptive Patching
  • Calibre 2.60 eBook Viewer Improves the Config Dialog for the Kobo Touch Driver
    Today, June 24, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Calibre 2.60.0 open-source ebook library management software for all supported platforms.
  • Pale Moon 26.3.0
    Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

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