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A Linux computer for grandpa and grandma

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zdnet.com: Tired of playing tech support for your older, less computer savvy relatives? Then you may want to consider getting them a Linux-powered WOW! Computer.

How to Get One Of Dell’s Linux-Based Developer Laptops And Become A Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut

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techcrunch.com: Dell has a skunks works project underway to offer a Linux-based laptop made for developers. Dubbed “Project Sputnik,” the effort has started to gain some traction.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Gears up for 2013 Release

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internetnews.com: RHEL 6 was officially released in November of 2010, and with Red Hat Enterprise Linux receiving a major update approximately every two years, RHEL 7 is due to be released sometime in 2013.

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.

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