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New Linux distro will target disabled users

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pcworld.com: There are more than a billion people around the globe living with some sort of disability today, yet software in general and operating systems in particular are just beginning to address their computing needs.

Fedora 18 review

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  • Fedora 18 review
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  • PCLinuxOS quarterly rollup release: Hands on

The 'Year of the Linux Desktop'? That's So 2012

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readwrite.com: For those Linux enthusiasts still pining for the mythical "Year of the Linux Desktop," the wait is over. In fact, it already happened.

Counting processors on your Linux box

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HowTos

itworld.com: Ever since the /proc file system first made an appearance on Unix systems, getting information on running processes became a whole lot easier. The useful, but too often insufficient information available in the output of ps commands was thoroughly upstaged by /proc which acts as an interface to kernel data structures

City of Munich disagrees with HP's Linux migration study

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h-online.com: Munich's City Council has objected to HP's study in which the company analysed Munich's Linux migration on behalf of Microsoft. According to HP's calculations, the LiMux, which was launched in 2003, cost €60.6 million (approximately £51 million) compared to a cost of only €17 million (£14.2 million) for a purely Microsoft-based solution.

Could secure boot lead to Linux v Linux strife?

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itwire.com: Could Microsoft's implementation of secure boot be, one day, the reason why Linux vendors get into strife with each other? Could Oracle one day go to Microsoft in order to get a key issued to Red Hat by Microsoft revoked?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 493

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Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The little-known UberStudent probably won't be on the radar of most users looking for a happy computing environment, but as the distribution is based on Ubuntu and offers an excellent collection of software designed for learning and teaching.

Debian Project News - February 4th

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

Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

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pcworld.com: ROSA Linux, a distro that just recently got a big update and offers several features that are particularly attractive for business users.

Using Fedora Rawhide

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  • Using Fedora Rawhide
  • Ubuntu vs Fedora
  • A new Fedora web magazine – Folio
  • Red Hat’s top 10 IT predictions for 2013
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Linaro beams LITE at Internet of Things devices

Linaro launched a “Linaro IoT and Embedded” (LITE) group, to develop end-to-end open source reference software for IoT devices and applications. Linaro, which is owned by ARM and major ARM licensees, and which develops open source software for ARM devices, launched a Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group at this week’s Linaro Connect event in Las Vegas. The objective of the LITE initiative is to produce “end to end open source reference software for more secure connected products, ranging from sensors and connected controllers to smart devices and gateways, for the industrial and consumer markets,” says Linaro. Read more Also:

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