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Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

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Hardware

pcworld.com: There seems to be no end in sight to the march of the tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs arriving on the market this year, and recently two more contenders were added to the mix.

Five things Desktop Linux has to do to beat Windows 8

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity?

Does openSUSE 12.2 support secure boot?

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SUSE
  • Does openSUSE 12.2 support secure boot?
  • UEFI Secure boot in Fedora: status update

The Linux Professional Job Quest: 4 Real-Life Tales

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Their tales are as varied as the ways in which their systems are used, but the common thread among Linux professionals' career arcs is that they took matters into their own hands and made things happen. Here are their roll-up-your-sleeves stories.

Desktop Linux is dead? I thought it was thriving

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networkworld.com: Let's hold off on the moratorium on desktop Linux, at least while it's still so useful.

Also: How would you fix the Linux desktop?

Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (Part 2): Networking

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h-online.com: Smaller buffers are designed to help avoid bufferbloat. "TCP Fast Open" promises to speed up HTTP connections. The netfilter infrastructure can now use userspace programs to help with connection tracking.

Exclusive Interview with Mo Duffy, Red Hat IxDesigner

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Interviews

core77.com: Mo Duffy is a senior interaction designer at Red Hat, a billion dollar company that is the world's leading open source and Linux provider. I met Mo this past spring when we spoke on a panel at SxSW.

Why Linux Will Never Suffer From Viruses Like Windows

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Security

hothardware.com: There seems to be a recurring phenomenon in the technology press, where any trojan that affects Linux or Macs becomes front page news. On the other hand, trojans that affect Windows are mostly ignored.

Red Hat Explains What Enterprise Linux is All About

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serverwatch.com: What's the difference between a community Linux distribution and an enterprise Linux distribution? That's the question that Tim Burke, vice-president of Linux Engineering at Red Hat, answered during a keynote address at the LinuxCon conference.

Linux Mint 13 leaves sour aftertaste

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networkworld.com: Linux Mint 13 (Maya) was recently released in three versions, KDE (new), Xfce, and Gnome-Cinnamon. We tested each version separately and while we still like Mint, we're accumulating a nagging list of bugs -- some of which are the fault of Ubuntu, and some are the twists that Linux Mint takes on its own.

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