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Chakra Linux 2012.04 review – one to watch

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linuxuser.co.uk: The second Archimedes release of Arch spin-off Chakra Linux brings some major changes and a new office suite, but not everything has been improved…

Microsoft's dumpster-diver partner strategy is rubbish

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Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: Microsoft's other investments have been major misses. Microsoft first tried to unseat Red Hat's growing dominance in the data center by subsidising Novell.

Linux Format 'Learn to Hack' pulled from Barnes and Noble

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tuxradar.com: We've just learned that issue 154 of Linux Format, the one with 'Learn to Hack' on the cover, was removed from Barnes and Noble bookstores in the US after a complaint was made. We'd like to apologise if you were affected and couldn't find a copy.

Mageia 2 RC Delayed

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mageia.org: Mageia 2 RC was planned for today but tests and debug are still going on to finalize it. We hope to deliver it in coming days.

The 2012 Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You

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linux.com: It is the mystery of mysteries, the one that ranks up there with the Gordian Knot, crop circles, and how many licks does it take to get the center of Tootsie Pop: what is the greatest Linux distro of all?

Fedora 18 is going to be called Spherical Cow.

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linuxgrrl.com: Wait, what? Yes, Spherical Cow. Tatica broke the news about the Fedora 18 release name in Vienna to Emichan and me and we have been discussing it tonight. We all have some concerns with it.

Important Linux Distros for Beginners in 2012

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thelinuxblog.com: There is wide variety of Linux Distros in the market. Each one differs in size, design, support and layout, although the basic function is the same. Here is a list of Important Linux distributors for beginners in 2012.

LED case lights reflect CPU usage

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Hardware

hackaday.com: A lot of Linux users include system monitor information in their status panel so that they can see when the CPU is grinding away. [Kevin] is taking the concept one step further by changing his case lights based on CPU usage.

A quick look at ROSA Marathon EE RC

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Mageia and ROSA, the two divergent lines of the continuity of Mandriva Linux, are buzzing with activity. For the ones who are not informed, while Mageia 1 kept the line of Mandriva 2010.2, ROSA is intending to keep the line of Mandriva Desktop 2011.

Study explains how retailers stop Linux from entering the market

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h-online.com: The Portuguese Open Source Business Association (ESOP) has published a white paper which aims to explain the problems laptop manufacturers are facing when trying to introduce systems preloaded with Linux to the market.

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