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New president at Linux Australia

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itnews.com.au: Linux Australia's treasurer John Ferlito has become president of the organisation, following former president James Turnbull's resignation from the post this month.

Nearly every supercomputer runs Linux

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itwire.com: Announced earlier today, the 35th list of the top 500 supercomputers contains few surprises, just that Linux has almost total domination of the list.

What holds Linux Back?

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robinzrants.wordpress: This question is asked a lot on Linux forums. Some commentators feel as though Linux needs to “compete” with Apple and Microsoft for “market share,” and justify that by arguing that if Linux has a larger market share, manufacturers will be more inclined to write drivers for Linux.

More Thoughts on how to introduce a person to Linux

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linux-magazine.com: Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a good blog entry on how to gracefully introduce a person to Linux. I would like to add a few more pointers to her excellent “moving” blog entry:

Becoming a Fedora contributor

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ardchoille42.blogspot: I became a Fedora contributor after experiencing what I felt was a highly polished distro and outstanding support from the Fedora user community. Becoming a Fedora contributor was easier than I expected.

REVIEW: Peppermint & Considering the cloud?

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openbytes.wordpress: Part Ubuntu, part cloud, all Distro! Can users be tempted into breaking the ice, with a partial cloud desktop?

Washing the windows myths. Service and support.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com: One of the biggest fear factors that companies have with their computing systems is that things can go bang. This prompts the who you gunna call question from higher ups.

MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows

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  • MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows on Your Netbook
  • The 5-minute guide to MeeGo

Shogo Linux Tablet, a Potential iPad Killer

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junauza.com: There is a new tablet PC in town that runs Linux, and its name is Shogo. Made by realease, a Hong Kong-based platform provider, this device features a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen and will be available in two models:

Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released

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Linux
Software
  • Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released
  • New openSUSE KDE 4.5 Beta 1 snapshot available
  • Fedora 13 Xfce Spin…get it while it’s hot!
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