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Linus to Nvidia: Yawn

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: This is a classic case of the molehill becoming a mountain thanks to commentary which takes the bigger picture and trades it all in for sensationalism.

Role of a Linux Kernel Maintainer

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Linux At LinuxCon Japan a few weeks ago I gave a talk entitled, "Linux Kernel Maintainers, What they do and how you can help them."

The Time Is Right For Desktop Linux

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Linux Nobody seems to want to talk about the desktop anymore. It seems that the trend followers have jumped to the next biggest thing. The glamor now isn’t in desktops and laptops, machines that do all the necessary grunt work, but in gee-whiz tablets and smart phones.

Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle Xfce review - Underwhelming

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Linux Ladies and nerds, Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle has just been released. And instantly, I was faced with a dilemma. Which version should I test? Of course, the default Gnome 3 is out of the question. So that left me with KDE and Xfce.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 461

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Mint mated with Cinnamon
  • News: openSUSE 12.2 delay, Debian Multimedia controversy, Puppy multi-user variant, SolusOS interview
  • Questions and Answers: Distributions for audio recording, multi-distro disk layout
  • Released last week: Lightweight Portable Security 1.3.5, Tails 0.12, Liberté Linux 2012.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mageia 3 roadmap

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

Newegg, Norma and the Case of the Squealing Linux PC

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Linux (blog safari): In this case, it was Newegg rather than Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) playing the role of villain, but in both cases the offense was the same: refusing to accept a returned PC because Linux had been installed.

The M-word that's Linux's curse

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Linux The development of the live session is major Linux achievement, yet it also embodies the shortcomings of the open-source community when it comes to marketing its software, says Dmitry Kaglik.

These Are The Biggest Blessings With GNU/Linux

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Linux Once again a supposed fan of FLOSS trumpets an attack-piece listing the many flaws of GNU/Linux while completely getting it wrong.

DreamLinux 5 review

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Linux When there are a lot of Linux distros around, most distros are unfortunately very similar in features to each other. However, DreamLinux is quite special, this Debian-based distro is one of the few distros that use Xcfe as the desktop environment and it also has a very unique set of preinstalled applications.

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Linux One FREE current or back issue of Linux Journal available for download today only. Pick any issue you like.

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