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Invasion of the Tiny, Linux-Powered PCs

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Bigger may be better if you're from Texas, but it's becoming increasingly clear to the rest of us that it really is a small world after all. Case in point? None other than what one might reasonably call the invasion of tiny Linux PCs going on all around us.

mintBox runs on a Linux variant operating system

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ubergizmo.com: It seems that the folks behind the hugely popular Linux Mint operating system have come up with an announcement that you will soon be able to pick up a Mint-branded computer that is aptly known as the mintBox.

Microsoft's new tune: We love Linux

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  • Microsoft's new tune: We love Linux
  • Microsoft Preps for Public Embrace of Linux

Mageia 2 Review – Pure Magic

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linuxuser.co.uk: Mageia has been pretty popular ever since its original release last year. Can Mageia dazzle the world stage once again, or has it run out of tricks?

2012's Best Linux desktop:

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  • 2012's Best Linux desktop: Linux Mint 13
  • What’s the Difference Between Ubuntu & Linux Mint?
  • Linux Mint 13 Maya review - Perfect once again

What's a Beefy Miracle anyway?

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  • What's a Beefy Miracle anyway? The story of the Fedora 17 release name
  • Fedora 17 Boot Optimization (from 15 to 2.5 seconds)
  • Fedora 17 Screenshots
  • Fedora 17: Mm.. this stew of beefy source tastes just right

First Knoppix 7.0 update arrives

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h-online.com: Later than originally planned, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper has released an update to version 7.0 of his popular Live Linux distribution. The first point update to Knoppix 7.0, which was a special "CeBIT Edition" from March, includes a number of improvements and package upgrades, while removing proprietary packages, such as Adobe Reader.

The Beefy Miracle Offically Served

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ostatic.com: The Fedora Project officially served up their "Beefy Miracle" today. The announcement, chocked full of hot dog references, introduced the new release.

Scorecard - Linux Mint 13 and Mageia 2

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zdnet.co.uk: It has taken a few days to get both of these distributions loaded on everything I have around here, but I finally have it done, and I can write up a quick summary of the results.

Debian Project News - May 28th

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

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I've been Linuxing since before you were born

Once upon a time, there was no Linux. No, really! It did not exist. It was not like today, with Linux everywhere. There were multiple flavors of Unix, there was Apple, and there was Microsoft Windows. When it comes to Windows, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite adding 20+ gigabytes of gosh-knows-what, Windows is mostly the same. (Except you can't drop to a DOS prompt to get actual work done.) Hey, who remembers Gorilla.bas, the exploding banana game that came in DOS? Fun times! The Internet never forgets, and you can play a Flash version on Kongregate.com. Apple changed, evolving from a friendly system that encouraged hacking to a sleek, sealed box that you are not supposed to open, and that dictates what hardware interfaces you are allowed to use. 1998: no more floppy disk. 2012: no more optical drive. The 12-inch MacBook has only a single USB Type-C port that supplies power, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, external storage, video output, and accessories. If you want to plug in more than one thing at a time and don't want to tote a herd of dongles and adapters around with you, too bad. Next up: The headphone jack. Yes, the one remaining non-proprietary standard hardware port in Apple-land is doomed. Read more