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Booting A Modern Linux Desktop In Just ~200MB

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phoronix.com: Slax, a LiveCD Linux distribution built around Slackware, is very lightweight and calls itself a "pocket operating system" as with the most recent release it can fit a full Linux OS with the KDE4 desktop in about 200MB. For those interested in knowing how this very lightweight and customizable operating system can work so efficiently, Tomáš Matejícek, the Slax creator, has written an exclusive Phoronix article about the process.

Another year, another totally different top 10 Linux distros

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pcworld.com: Between the new innovations that emerge practically every day and the fairly constant rate of change in general, things never stay the same for long in technology.

2012's Top five Linux stories with one big conclusion

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zdnet.com: 2012 was a very quiet, but very successful year for Linux. How successful? The most popular end-user operating system is now Linux.

From newb to expert - best Linux distro for YOU

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techsupportalert.com: I want to try a tricky challenge. Give you a perspective on how Linux distributions can serve you based on your skill level. In other words, what is the best distro for you if you happen to be a first time user, and what is the best one for you if you're a hardcore l33t hacker with Computer Science III ninja level? And then, everything in between.

Linux Is Coming to Windows 8 PCs...Slowly

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Microsoft

ostatic.com: Many Linux users who tracked each step in the endless saga surrounding the Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot scheme were highly disappointed a few weeks ago to hear that a promised workaround from The Linux Foundation is delayed.

The Linux Tablet is the Future - and always will be

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Gadgets

theregister.co.uk: The year of the Linux tablet is, like the year of the Linux desktop, destined never to arrive. That doesn't mean we won't see Linux on a tablet, but you'll see Linux on a tablet the way you see it on the desktop - clinging to a tiny percentage of the market.

Red Hat CEO: We've Grown So Fast That Employees Spread This Crazy Rumor About Me

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businessinsider.com: What does it feel like to be the CEO of a super-hot company as it crests the billion-dollar-revenue mark and grows to 5,000 employees?

10 Great Podcasts for Linux

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  • 10 Great Podcasts for Linux & Open Source Geeks
  • ArchBang Linux 2012.12 Review - Lightweight Arch
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 297
  • What Didn't Make The Cut For The Linux 3.8 Kernel

A Red Hat for All Seasons

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fool.com: Red Hat is a success story for troubled times. The economy falters? No problem. Southern Europe on the brink of collective bankruptcy? Sure, but sales are growing there anyway. Corporate IT budgets trimming down? Hey, that's actually a business opportunity!

Fedora 19 will catch up GNOME 3.8 with a 4 months release cycle

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worldofgnome.org: It was a question since the huge delay in Fedora 18, when Fedora 19 would be available. Well, Fedora is coming back to its normal 2 releases a year schedule May/November. To succeed this, Fedora 19 should come out just 4 months after 18.

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