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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 494

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Welcome to this year's sixth issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It has been an exciting week for users of open source software with big announcements coming out of the Ubuntu and GNOME projects. In this week's edition of DistroWatch Weekly we will look at the new developments underway in the GNOME community and look at the changes coming to Unity. Plus we take a look at which Linux distributions are preferred for hosting web servers.

Linux acquitted in Samsung laptop UEFI deaths

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bit-tech.net: A bug in the BIOS of selected Samsung laptops which can lead to the device becoming unusable has been found to be exploitable under Windows, acquitting Linux as the culprit.

Samsung, Linux and the Bothersome Bricking Problem

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Not only have we been presented in recent months with the ongoing Secure Boot saga on Windows 8 PCs -- migraine material if ever there was any -- but now it looks like Samsung laptops can get bricked when you boot Linux using UEFI.

D-Bus is coming to the Linux Kernel

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h-online.com: Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has reported on his plans to extend the Linux kernel to include a system for inter-process communication (IPC) that will be reliable, quick and secure and will allow for both direct point-to-point and multicast communications.

The Impossible Quest for the Most Popular Linux Distro

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linuxinsider.com: Which Linux operating systems are the most popular among home and small business users? Which Linux desktop is the best choice for enterprise users? Questions like these are meaningless and unanswerable, even for Linux developers.

Linux Won the Desktop Wars a Long Time Ago

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fossforce.com: Linux has won the desktop wars and Tux now represents the dominant desktop operating system. We’ve been in this position for a while now.

We Need Your Fedora 19 Artwork

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  • We Need Your Fedora 19 Artwork and Wallpaper Ideas
  • What the future holds for PC-BSD
  • Do You Work For Canonical?
  • Linux users rejoice: SecureBoot can be disabled on the Surface Pro
  • First Ubuntu Smartphones Will Debut In October
  • Arctic releases a tiny $229 Linux PC designed for XBMC

Did a fear of Linux spark Microsoft's investment in Dell?

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computerworld.com: One theory about why Microsoft lent $2 billion as part of a deal to take Dell private is that Microsoft plans to use its newfound influence with the company to stop Dell from further building Linux hardware. Is that really the case, or just a conspiracy theory?

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