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Fedora 17 Review: It’s an Upstream Experience

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linuxforu.com: Fedora 17 came out just last week. This is the first time I’ve installed it as a desktop in more than a year — last time was Fedora 14 (or was it 13?).

Less freedom is no freedom

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nicubunu.blogspot: From the beginning, when people started talking about Secure Boot some warned about the treat to Free Software, but they were pretty much dismissed by many as a bunch of hippies following the smelly RMS, we'll surely find a way around when will get to it.

Mint 13 Is Sweet, Refreshing and Cool

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linuxinsider.com: Linux Mint 13, the Maya release, is an impressive upgrade that builds on the progress found in version 12. It contains few additional innovations to the operating system. But it updates numerous core elements and provides more solid performance from the two new desktop interfaces introduced in Mint 12.

Linux UEFI compromise reasonable, still sucks

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itworld.com: Life is full of trade-offs, and many times they are not palatable for every side. Such was the trade-off proposed by Fedora developers this week to solve the upcoming obstacle of UEFI secure booting on Windows 8-certified machines.

Linux Mint Maya Vs. Windows 8!

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Microsoft

unixmen.com: Microsoft has shortly released the consumer preview of its flag ship operating system, Windows 8, that is evidently re-skinned to better suit touch-screen devices. Unfortunately, in attempting to revamp the OS, Microsoft has done some serious damage.

Linux Leads Server Growth

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campustechnology.com: While worldwide expenditures on server hardware declined in the first quarter, server unit shipments actually increased, led by double-digit growth in Linux-based systems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s Biggest Cloud Rival: CentOS?

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thevarguy.com: As Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) attempts to connect with cloud services providers (CSPs), the operating system seems to be facing surprise competition from a fierce rival. Microsoft Windows Azure? Nope. Ubuntu? Wrong again. The second coming of Unix? Not quite.

Linus Torvalds finds GNOME 3.4 to be a "total user experience design failure"

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zdnet.com: I only dislike the latest version of the GNOME Linux desktop, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s primary inventor, hates it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 459

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First impressions of Mageia 2
  • News: Fedora updates, preparing for secure boot, Debian on Raspberry Pi
  • Questions and Answers: Improving software performance
  • Released last week: Fedora 17, Caixa Mágica 18, Grml 2012.05

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

Significant improvements coming in Linux 3.5

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h-online.com: Linus Torvalds published the first Linux 3.5 release candidate on Saturday night, although the official release email wasn't sent until Sunday afternoon.

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  • Why leading DevOps may get you a promotion
    Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project and leading DevOps proponent, seems to think so. In a recent interview with TechBeacon's Mike Perrow, Kim notes that of "the nearly 100 speakers at DevOps Enterprise Summits over the last two years, about one in three have been promoted."
  • Cloud Vendors, The Great Disruptors, Face Disruption From Blockchain
  • SWORDY, a local party brawler could come to Linux if Microsoft allow it
    SWORDY is a rather fun looking local party brawler that has just released on Steam in Early Access. It could see a Linux release too, if Microsoft allow it.
  • System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux
    The Linux stretch goal was $1.1 million and it's pleasing to see it hit the goal, so we won't miss out now. I am hoping they don't let anyone down, as they have shown they can do it already by providing the demo. There should be no reason to see a delay with Linux now.
  • GammaRay 2.5 release
    GammaRay 2.5 has been released, the biggest feature release yet of our Qt introspection tool. Besides support for Qt 5.7 and in particular the newly added Qt 3D module a slew of new features awaits you, such as access to QML context property chains and type information, object instance statistics, support for inspecting networking and SSL classes, and runtime switchable logging categories.
  • GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection
    KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers.
  • The new Keyboard panel
    After implementing the new redesigned Shell of GNOME Control Center, it’s now time to move the panels to a bright new future. And the Keyboard panel just walked this step.
  • Debian on Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS
    The majority of NAS devices supported in Debian are based on Debian's Kirkwood platform. This platform is quite dated now and can only run Debian's armel port. Debian now supports the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS devices. They are based on Marvell's Armada 370, a platform which can run Debian's armhf port. Unfortunately, even the Armada 370 is a bit dated now, so I would not recommend these devices for new purchases. If you have one already, however, you now have the option to run native Debian.

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