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Tux and the God Particle

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itworld.com: Linux is getting some credit from at least one CERN staff member for its participation in the tentatively successful find of the Higgs Boson particle this week.

Desktop Matchmaking in Linux Land

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): In a recent article over at Datamation, it wasn't so much human-to-human matchmaking being discussed as it was pairing of the human-to-desktop kind. Finding your perfect match with a Linux desktop environment can be worse than using an online dating site.

Slackware-based Porteus live system update has Linux 3.4

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h-online.com: The developers at the Porteus project have released version 1.2 of their portable Linux distribution. Porteus is a Slackware-based minimal live system that offers a choice of lightweight desktop environments.

This Linux distro emulates the Commodore 64 OS

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tgdaily.com: One of my all time favorite pieces of geek tech is the Commodore 64. You will probably be happy to learn that Commodore USA is working on an operating system which mimics the look and the feel of the original OS.

Banned Diablo 3 Linux Users Speak Out: We Are Not Cheaters

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Gaming

cinemablend.com: There's a lot of drama right now over the Linux users being banned in Diablo III. A small portion of the Linux Wine community have come forward to say that they have been banned and they say that they are not cheaters.

Mageia: A Linux Distro on the Rise

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pcworld.com: Lately, the DistroWatch page-hit rankings have provided a particularly vivid illustration: Mageia Linux, which didn't even appear in the site's top 10 when I wrote about it late last year, is now in the No. 4 spot.

Why Google and Ubuntu don't say “Linux”

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zdnet.com: Some people are complaining that neither Google nor Ubuntu refer to their operating systems as Linux, here's why they don't use the "L" word.

Blizzard Perma-Bans Linux Users From Diablo 3

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Gaming

cinemablend.com: Listen up Linux users, if you're using Linux plus Wine you can allegedly be banned from Diablo III and you won't be getting any refunds back at all. All the Linux users were cheating.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 463

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: TurnKey Linux 11.3
  • News: Red Hat and Btrfs, Ubuntu's efficient Unity, Sabayon with MATE, Mandriva and RPM 5
  • Questions and Answers: ZFS on Linux
  • Released last week: Oracle Linux 6.3, Parted Magic 2012_06_26
  • Donations: MATE and LibreCAD receive US$250 each
  • New additions: Descent|OS
  • New distributions: Anansi OS, Cultix, Notalinux
  • Reader comments

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

Mozilla Rebrands Boot to Gecko as Firefox OS

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: For years, I've been saying that a Firefox OS is a good thing. Now at long last, Mozilla has seen the same light and is rebranding the effort once known as Boot to Gecko (B2G) as Firefox OS.

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COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched the iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module, built around the dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form factor “iW-RainboW-G22M-SM” COM that runs Linux 3.10.31 on the dual-core Cortex-A7 based RZ/G1E SoC from the same RZ/G series SoCs. Read more

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