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Why Fedora doesn’t ship Chrome and Chromium?

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worldofgnome.org: About Chrome the reasons are clear, Google’s Chrome is a proprietary software, it contains not open source modules, so end of story. In the case of Chromium, things are more complicated.

Mageia 2 KDE Desktop Review

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linuxlibrary.org: After finally trying Mageia 2 I can clearly see why the download numbers appear to be skyrocketing. Though only recently introduced, Mageia already has much to offer its users, as you will soon see.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 478

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Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It has been a relatively slow week for new releases in the open source community.

Debian Project News - October 15th

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Welcome to this year's twentieth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Zenwalk 7.2, Now Compatible with Slackware

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Slack

ostatic.com: Zenwalk Linux 7.2 was released today with "many optimizations at different levels." Zenwalk is based on Slackware Linux, but aims to be faster, easier, and smaller.

Absolute Linux 14.0 - Still Needs Refinement

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all-things-linux.blogspot: I haven't upgraded to Slackware 14 yet and in a moment of madness obliterated my old install to start all afresh. That leaves some room to try the new release of Absolute Linux first which of course is based on Slackware. So here we go.

Qubes 1.0 Review – Absolute Security

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linuxuser.co.uk: Don’t you trust the websites you’re visiting? Thanks to Qubes, you can visit them in disposable virtual machines and isolate many other applications from each other

Tiny Core Linux: A Barebone Linux Distro That Boots Very Fast

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maketecheasier.com: Recently, I come across this tiny Linux distro that weighs only 12MB and it boots up really fast. I am referring to Tiny Core Linux.

Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan

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Hardware

wired.com: In a chat with tech lovers at Slashdot on Thursday, Torvalds compared the hard drive to Satan. Yes, Satan — as in “Get thee behind me, Satan.”

The big PC Pro Linux Labs - how it was done

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pcpro.co.uk: Earlier this year we launched an appeal. We wanted you to help us with our Linux Labs. We didn’t want you to answer a few multiple choice questions; we didn’t want plain numbers. We wanted you to help us write the reviews themselves.

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