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Linux and Apple: Which Is the Lemon, Which Is the Lemonade?

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linuxinsider.com: When life gives you lemons, everyone knows you should make lemonade, as the old saying goes. But what if life gives you Linux on a Retina MacBook Pro?

Making Linux Work

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linuxinsider.com: The fear of failure factor is one reason why potential newcomers to the Linux operating system never complete the switch. After all, when was the last time you saw a sign in a big-box computer store identifying the aisle labeled "Linux Loaded?"

Linux's '31 Flavors of Fun' Project: 19 Distros and Counting

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pcworld.com: Fans of Linux may recall the “31 Flavors of Fun” project I wrote about last month through which ambitious developer Todd Robinson planned to “create, and release, a complete desktop operating system each and every day for the period of 31 days” over the course of August.

Intel HD 2500 Ivy Bridge Graphics On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The newest Intel Ivy Bridge chip to play with at Phoronix is the Intel Core i5 3470, which bears an Intel HD 2500 graphics core. In this article are benchmarks of the Intel HD 2500 Ivy Bridge graphics with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver stack.

Calcalute Linux Desktop 12 KDE - Keep It Rolling, Baby

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Reviews

all-things-linux.blogspot: Well, I wasn't going to do any reviews until later this year, but several of a recent flurry of releases caught my attention and my interest. One of them is Calculate Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 470

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distrowatch.com: Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Browsing the Internet while preserving one's privacy and anonymity is becoming increasingly hard in today's online world. Luckily, with Linux and free software there are still some options that allow users to stay incognito in hostile environments.

Calculate Linux 12.0.2 Desktop Edition

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worldofgnome.org: Calculate Linux is a Gentoo based distribution that includes three different versions: Calculate Directory Server, Calculate Linux Scratch and Calculate Linux Desktop.

Linux Mint 13 MATE: The Different Twin

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linuxblog.darkduck: The second sister in the litter is Linux Mint 13 Maya MATE. This is a distribution with a MATE desktop environment, which is actually the Mint team's fork of GNOME2.

What Is Red Hat Doing To Linux?

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igurublog.wordpress: I’ve seen what to me are disturbing patterns in what’s happening with Red Hat’s influence on core components used by Linux distributions.

LanyardFS: A New Linux File-System

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phoronix.com: A new Linux kernel file-system has been presented, LanyFS, a.k.a. the Lanyard File-System.

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Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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