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Testing 3.0 - A Sneak Peek at 64 Studio 3.0 and Ardour3

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linuxjournal.com: This week, I present two Studio Dave mainstays, the 64 Studio media-optimized Linux distribution and the Ardour digital audio workstation, both of which are in the late stages of development toward milestone releases. I invite my readers to take a look at what's coming our way in 64 Studio 3.0 and Ardour3.

Is Linux for you?

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linuxsysconfig.com: I’m getting tired of seeing Linux-Windows comparison charts trying to convince Windows users that Linux is better.

In search of the perfect desktop distribution

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linuxbsdos.com: Is there such a thing as a perfect Linux or BSD desktop distribution? If so, what features and functionalities would such a distro have for it to have attained that high state - of perfection (on the desktop)? In order to answer these questions, we set out here the most important features we expect.

Review: Qimo Linux for Kids

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raiden.net: It is the endeavor of nearly every parent out there to try and find interesting and engaging activities for their children to do. But when it comes to computer operating systems, what is there available that actually provides the tools required to engage a child and help them to learn?

Centralizing Linux

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workswithu.com: In general, centralization has no place within the ideological foundations of the free-software movement. If code is open-source, there can be no monopoly over it, since those who disagree with a decision are free to fork the project in the direction they see fit.

Is Linux only for the poor?

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education.zdnet.com: Last week, I followed a conversation on an OpenSuse Education newsletter to which I subscribe. If you have money in your district, is there any reason to use Linux?

My dog is more Linux than your dog

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Is there really a way for any one distro to be "more Linux' than another? Possibly the answer is yes and no, right down the middle.

Move over Tux; it's time for Tuz the Tassie Devil

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itwire.com: Ever socially aware, Linux has a new mascot for a short while. Tuz will instead embrace the boot screen of many a distro in kernel 2.6.29.

2009 and still in fear of using new hardware in GNU/Linux!

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When the GNU/Linux revolution started reaching the masses, around 2000, I predicted that by 2010 there would be full vendor support for the free operating system. Well, it’s 2009, and I have to admit it — I am feeling nervous. Read the full article at Freesoftware Magazine.

Get prepared for the inevitable with automated backups

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No excuses: do-it-yourself, secure, distributed network backups made easy

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Samsung to host first open-source conference

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Linux 3.17-rc5

So I should probably have delayed this until Wednesday for sentimental reasons: that will be 23 years since I uploaded the 0.01 source tree. But I'm not an overly sentimental person, so screw that. I'm doing my normal Sunday release. And as I mentioned in the rc4 notes, the previous rc was pretty small, possibly because neither Greg nor Davem had sent in any updates that week. Guess what? David's networking updates came in an hour after I did rc4, and sure enough Greg came in this week too, so - surprise surprise - rc5 isn't as small as rc4 was. Oh well. It was too good to last. I also got a report of an *old* performance regression in the dentry cache (since 3.10 - positively ancient), and that in turn made me look around some more, and there were a few other special cases that could cause us to not do as well as we should. I fixed some of it, and Al fixed the rest. So hopefully we not only fixed the reported regression, but are actually doing better than we used to. Anyway, the size of rc5 means that I'm certainly not cutting the release early, which means that I will have to think about exactly what I will do about the next merge window. Because it looks like it might end up conflicting with my travel around LinuxCon EU. I haven't quite decided what I'll do - I might release 3.17 normally, but then just not open the merge window due to travel. Or, if there are more issues than I think there will be, maybe I'll delay the 3.17 release. We'll see. Regardless - the rc5 changes is about half drivers (networking, gpu, usb, input, ata..) with the rest being mostly a mix of filesystem updates (the aforementioned performance thing in the core vfs layer, but also some NFS export issues found by Al and misc other stuff), architecture updates (arm, parisc, s390) and core networking. And a smattering of other. Shortlog appended. In other words, things look fairly normal, even if I'd have been happier with rc5 being smaller. But with the bump from networking and drivers, I'm not going to claim that this was either unexpected or particularly scary. I'm hoping we're done now, and that rc6 and rc7 will be noticeably calmer. Knock wood. Linus Read more

Torvalds says he has no strong opinions on systemd

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