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Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 2 Google Trends

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thelinuxblog.net: Yesterday I did a post about using the Distrowatch rankings to measure the popularity of various distros. Today I’m going to use another tool, Google Trends.

Fedora 13: Boring yet Good

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itnewstoday.com: It’s hard to believe that Fedora is already at it’s thirteenth version. As usual, I decided to test Fedora 13 on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop, which gets by with its 2ghz processor, and its decent 4GB of RAM and integrated Intel graphics.

The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples

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royal.pingdom.com: Code names have been around for a long time. Remember the Manhattan project in the 1940s? That turned out to be the atomic bomb. Thankfully, not all code names hide such sinister projects. So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with?

Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com: Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

Which Linux For Your Old Computer?

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bihlman.com: If you have an old machine that no longer has an operating system, you don’t have to throw that machine away. You can put it to good use with an operating system that doesn’t require a fast processor or big disk drive.

MeeGo 1.0 Has Been Released

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MeeGo is an open source, Linux operating system based on Moblin (by Intel) and Maemo (by Nokia). MeeGo supports most Intel Atom-based netbooks, ARM-based Nokia N900, Intel Atom-based handset (Moorestown) and Intel Atom-based in-vehicle. MeeGo doesn't work on netbooks with GMA-500, Nvidia or ATI Graphics chipsets.

Measuring the popularity of distro’s – Part 1 Distrowatch Rankings

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thelinuxblog.net: Measuring the popularity of Linux has always been a difficult thing. A well used method is the Distrowatch rankings. This simply measures the visits on each distro page on the site every day.

Szulik to step down as Red Hat chairman

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bizjournals.com: Matthew Szulik, chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors, is stepping down in August after his term expires, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fedora 13

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  • Fedora 13 Review
  • Review: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Released [Screenshots]

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GNOME Shell 2.31.2 was released yesterday, bringing some exiting new features such as support for inline chatting in the IM notifications which now use Telepathy, an initial application menu in the top panel (for the moment it only holds a "Quit" option), restyle user status menu to match application menu and many others.

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