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Pushing ahead with Fedora 12

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marilyn.frields.org: The days of summer may be hot, but they’re anything but lazy in Fedora. The Fedora 12 release, as many community members already know, is a somewhat tighter schedule overall.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 310

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: CDLinux 0.9.2 Community Edition

  • News: Debian and Ubuntu say Mono is no threat, rebootless updates for Jaunty, Fedora announces Fit and Finish project
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2009.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "GNOME", Calculate Linux 9.7 "KDE", Yellow Dog Linux 6.2, blackPanther OS 9.1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009 RC2, Frugalware Linux 1.1pre2
  • New distributions: Sugar on a Stick, VESTA, Milnix, Mundus OS, BSD Router Project
  • Reader comments

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

Linux users wanted: non-geeks welcome

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dwasifar.com: There’s an article in Computerworld with an interesting observation. Interestingly, despite Linux’s reputation as a techies’ tool, the survey respondents found that Linux migration was best achieved when it was aimed at non-technical users. This actually fits with my experience.

Is Red Hat really an Open Source company ?

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lonetwin.blogspot: This question keeps cropping up every once in a while on different LUG lists where I lurk. It is a fairly established fact now in the FOSS world (or for that matter in the software world) that businesses can be both Open Source as well as commercial (ie: for profit). However

Distro Review: Fedora 11

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danlynch.org/blog: Today I thought I’d report back in detail on my experiences with Fedora 11, the community distribution release from perennial Linux giants Red Hat.

A tale of 2 distros, Ubuntu to Fedora

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Ubuntu

techmoments.com: Fedora, following Ubuntu, was the next major Linux distribution to rev to a new release. This one is fedora 11. It continues along history of subtle and not so subtle refinements of the distribution.

Microsoft And Linux Hold Peace Tweets

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Microsoft

techcrunch.com: Okay, it’s not exactly the Camp David Summit that took place in 2000 between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but sometimes the littlest gestures can go a long way.

Linux for Anyone?

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fullmetalgerbil.com: Over the past couple of months or so I’ve mentioned how Slackware isn’t exactly beginner-prohibitive. I still believe that, and going even further I’ll say that basically anyone can run Linux using a good solid starter distribution like Ubuntu, Mint or Zenwalk (or any number of others actually, or even PCBSD).

Can Linux do BitLocker better than Windows 7?

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betanews.com: Our subject today is full-disk encryption, that useful security tool that keeps data on your hard drive safe even if the drive itself is in peril. We'll compare the Windows approach to the problem with that of a leading Linux contender.

$250 Desktop Runs Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X?

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starryhope.com: I recently wanted to get a new desktop computer to use for some programming projects. Can I get by with something as cheap as this $90 CPU/motherboard combo? Could I run Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X all on this dirt cheap hardware?

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