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The myth of 'bulletproof' Linux

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itworldcanada.com: Starry-eyed Linux desktop enthusiasts could become passive conduits for malware, security experts warn.

Mageia 2 Inches Along with Another Alpha

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ostatic.com: Anne Nicolas announced the release of Mageia 2 Alpha 3 today. With plans of using the latest of major software packages, the alpha ships with some of the latest packages available.

Does Linux Mint really deserve that much popularity?

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  • Does Linux Mint really deserve that much popularity?
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M$ Shrinks

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Simply SimplyMEPIS 11.0

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darkduck.com: I had heard of this Linux distribution a long time ago. Different readers who commented on my blog mentioned it. But I continued postponing a review of it all for a long time. The time has come.

Kernel Log: 15,000,000 lines, 3.0 promoted to long-term kernel

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h-online.com: With the merger of the first changes into Linux 3.3, the number of lines of kernel source code has passed through the 15 million mark. Maintenance of Linux 2.6.32 is set to end in one month's time, while Linux 3.0 and real-time kernels based on it will be maintained for the next two years.

Mint With Cinnamon: A New Sweet Spot for Desktop Linux?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "I gotta ask....why?" said Slashdot blogger hairyfeet. "I don't see why, now that mint has grown in popularity, they don't follow Canonical's lead and pick their own DE which can be customized to their distro instead of trying to keep some horrible kludge of GNOME 2 and 3 running."

US killer spy drone controls switch to Linux

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theregister.co.uk: The control of US military spy drones appears to have shifted from Windows to Linux following an embarrassing malware infection.

Review: Saline's Linux-Based OS For Desktops

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crn.com: Sounds simple enough, and the mission to come up with a snappy, lightweight and straightforward OS is notable. The CRN Test Center gave Saline OS version 1.5 a try and came away with a mixed -- though mostly good -- result.

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