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Measuring Android’s Fail Points

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k3rnel.net: Based on Tom Callaway’s “Fail Scale” and inspired by a recent tweet by Ryan Rix I decided to measure just how much Fail does Android have in its project.

Current Debates...

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Software

linuxmigrante.blogspot: This has been quite a controversial weekend in the world of FLOSS. First, apparently a Linux expert wrote an article stating his return to Redmond's OS, and then there was another article criticizing the names FLOSS developers give to their creations.

Different Methods to Create Live USB with Linux

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darkduck.com: Instead of running Linux from CD, you can create Live USB with iso image. There are different methods to achieve the task. Let's look at some of them.

The Linux Kernel Power Issues Continues To Bite Users

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phoronix.com: The Linux kernel power regressions in the Linux 2.6.38 where I was the first to largely document and prove would cause major power problems in Ubuntu 11.04 and other Linux distributions, continues to bite plenty of mobile users.

Anyone Can use the Linux Operating System

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Today’s topic of conversation is something I feel fairly strongly about. It is something I have seen happen countless times, both in person and posted various places around the internet. Some semi-tech head (or Windows system admin) downloads this “Linux” thing and decides they are going to boot it up. They don’t look up their hardware online for compatibility, they just pop the disc in and expect everything to work.

Counter-Rant

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Microsoft

mrpogson.com: I usually rant about that other OS messing up or GNU/Linux making great strides. Today I am going to do a counter-rant. Batsov has a rant up about how miserable GNU/Linux on the desktop has made him so he is “going back” to that other OS after 8 years. I find a wholesale defect in his reasoning.

17 things we'd change about names in Linux

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techradar.com: What's in a name? Acronyms, in-jokes and lots of capital letters, if free software is anything to go by. We look at some unfortunate choices that have been made at this critical stage of development.

Pardus and Xfce: a bright and powerful parade

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Software

almostconnecticut.net: Pardus has been around for years, and occupies a luxury-car niche in the Linux world: easy to install and configure, extremely stable, very friendly, and very KDE-centric. Pardus has traditionally had only the KDE desktop, so I was surprised—and thrilled—to learn of the existence of an Xfce version.

Linux is killing Linux on the desktop

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batsov.com: I’ve been using GNU/Linux exclusively for 8 years now. I use it at home, I use it at work and along the way I’ve converted many Windows users to Linux. My patience ended this week and I’ll be gradually moving all my desktop machines back to Windows.

People behind Debian: Philipp Kern, Stable Release Manager

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Interviews

raphaelhertzog.com: Philipp is a Debian developer since 2005 and a member of the release team since 2008. Since he took the responsibility of Stable Release Manager, the process has evolved for the best. I asked him to explain.

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    On February 9, 2016, GitHub's devs made some big announcements for its awesome and acclaimed Atom open-source hackable text editor, which reached stable version 1.5 for all supported operating systems.
  • Big? GitHub Enterprise 2.5 thinks massive
    Keeping up its push to be an enterprise presence, GitHub has announced the latest version of the for-pay, enterprise edition of its code-hosting platform. The company says GitHub Enterprise 2.5's focus is "companies operating at massive scale" -- enterprises with more than 10,000 developers and exponential year-over-year growth. The new toolset for GitHub Enterprise 2.5 helps large teams add new users, collaborate safely on large projects, and deal with GitHub-related performance issues that can crop up around such large projects.