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Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

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Interviews I had the pleasure to talk to Amanda McPherson, one of the minds behind LinuxCon, “LinuxCon is a new annual technical conference that will provide an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux”.

DebConf9 schedule

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Linux The schedule for the upcoming DebConf9 is available. Most of it should be set already, but of course there still can be small changes until the conference starts, and honestly, until it ends. more here

Pushing ahead with Fedora 12

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Linux The days of summer may be hot, but they’re anything but lazy in Fedora. The Fedora 12 release, as many community members already know, is a somewhat tighter schedule overall.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 310

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: CDLinux 0.9.2 Community Edition

  • News: Debian and Ubuntu say Mono is no threat, rebootless updates for Jaunty, Fedora announces Fit and Finish project
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2009.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "GNOME", Calculate Linux 9.7 "KDE", Yellow Dog Linux 6.2, blackPanther OS 9.1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009 RC2, Frugalware Linux 1.1pre2
  • New distributions: Sugar on a Stick, VESTA, Milnix, Mundus OS, BSD Router Project
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux users wanted: non-geeks welcome

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Linux There’s an article in Computerworld with an interesting observation. Interestingly, despite Linux’s reputation as a techies’ tool, the survey respondents found that Linux migration was best achieved when it was aimed at non-technical users. This actually fits with my experience.

Is Red Hat really an Open Source company ?

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lonetwin.blogspot: This question keeps cropping up every once in a while on different LUG lists where I lurk. It is a fairly established fact now in the FOSS world (or for that matter in the software world) that businesses can be both Open Source as well as commercial (ie: for profit). However

Distro Review: Fedora 11

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Linux Today I thought I’d report back in detail on my experiences with Fedora 11, the community distribution release from perennial Linux giants Red Hat.

A tale of 2 distros, Ubuntu to Fedora

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Ubuntu Fedora, following Ubuntu, was the next major Linux distribution to rev to a new release. This one is fedora 11. It continues along history of subtle and not so subtle refinements of the distribution.

Microsoft And Linux Hold Peace Tweets

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Microsoft Okay, it’s not exactly the Camp David Summit that took place in 2000 between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but sometimes the littlest gestures can go a long way.

Linux for Anyone?

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Linux Over the past couple of months or so I’ve mentioned how Slackware isn’t exactly beginner-prohibitive. I still believe that, and going even further I’ll say that basically anyone can run Linux using a good solid starter distribution like Ubuntu, Mint or Zenwalk (or any number of others actually, or even PCBSD).

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