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Kernel Log: Coming in 3.1 (Part 4) - Drivers

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h-online.com: Linux 3.1 comes with all the components that are required for using the 3D acceleration features of various current GeForce graphics chips. The Intel graphics driver is still not using an important power saving mechanism by default. The kernel now supports the Creative Titanium HD.

Open Source Software Company Set to Earn $1 Billion

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escapistmagazine.com: Somehow, giving away a Linux build for free might make Red Hat a boatload of cash.

Is Tux Still the Right Mascot for Linux?

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linuxinsider.com: Now that Linux has reached the ripe old age of 20, it seems fair to say the software is officially "mature." Were it a human, after all, it would likely be allowed to drive by now, and maybe even to drink, too.

Samsung NP-P580 Notebook and Linux, of Course

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zdnet.co.uk: I have been looking for a replacement for my main notebook/desktop system for quite a while now. It will soon be four years old, the fan is getting noisy, and it has developed a nasty tendency to hang every once in a while. Last week I finally found a good candidate -

Review: Linux Mint GNOME 201109

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Oh man. I've wanted to do this post for quite a long time now. And now I can! So here it is.

Linux desktop: Not pining for the fjords

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: When radio became a popular form of entertainment, the prevailing wisdom of the time provided that live theater was dead. Of course, this so-called “wisdom” was just a little off, since live theater “survived” the onslaught of radio entertainment and still lives to this day.

Kororaa 15 Unleashed

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ostatic.com: "The first stable release of Kororaa 15 (codename "Squirt") has been released and is available for download, in 32 and 64 bit with KDE 4.6 and GNOME 3." This is second release of the Fedora-based distribution since development resumed in late 2010.

Red Hat Q2 Profit Rises - Quick Facts

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  • Red Hat Q2 Profit Rises - Quick Facts
  • Red Hat net jumps 69%
  • Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Results

Microsoft milks Casio for using Linux

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theregister.co.uk: In the latest news from the tech world's ongoing global hunt to find someone to sue over/deal with on patents, Microsoft has signed a licensing agreement with Casio.

Building the Ultimate Modern Linux Desktop

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datamation.com: Despite what we've read in various Linux articles lately, there's a world beyond Ubuntu and their Unity desktop experience. Fact is, you can actually still stick with Ubuntu if you choose to and not feel obligated to use their choice for a desktop experience.

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