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Big-Name Distro Disenchantment

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pcplus.co.uk: the new summer collection from the top three desktop distro vendors is here. But if you’re thinking of giving a slice of your hard disk to one of these prominent free operating systems, don’t bother.

Get to know Linux: Terminology

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ghacks.net: I have been covering the Linux operating system for a long time now. There are moments when I take it for granted that everyone knows the basic terminology surrounding this operating system. Because this is obviously not the case, I thought it might be a good time to stop and explain some of the terms that many Linux users toss about every day.

I Was at the First LinuxCon

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linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: People often say things like this as a badge of honor. Some of us even keep event badges hung from our office doors as a tally of the events we’ve attended.

Bug exposes eight years of Linux kernel

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Security

theregister.co.uk: Linux developers have issued a critical update for the open-source OS after researchers uncovered a vulnerability in its kernel that puts most versions built in the past eight years at risk of complete takeover.

Linux Mint 7 (XFCE)

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desktoplinuxreviews.com; Some people have slower computers and some folks simply have no need for all the desktop bells and whistles found in KDE or Gnome. If you’re one of those folks then you might want to consider checking out the XFCE version of Linux Mint 7.

Linux Migration Guide: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Linux Maintenance

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linux.com: There's no avoiding it, if you're using a computer (or just about anything else) the operating system needs to be maintained. This article addresses Linux maintenance issues and techniques.

The Cost of SELinux, Audit, & Kernel Debugging

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phoronix.com: When benchmarking development releases of Fedora in particular, they often end up being much slower than the final build and perform lower when compared against some of the other leading desktop distributions. As we have mentioned in previous articles, this is generally due to the debugging support enabled within the development builds of Fedora.

Options position for move in Red Hat-08/13/2009

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nasdaq.com: One big investor snapped up a boatload of puts on Red Hat today, positioning for a decline in the shares or increased volatility.

2009 OpenSource World – Day 2

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OSS

blogs.opennms.org: I’m not sure where the show lost its way, but the once huge conference was just a shadow of its former self. OSCON has become the main show for open source, and with Linuxcon coming up in a few weeks I can guess why the hardcore Linux crowd stayed away.

Nokia's Linux strategy broadens with upcoming Maemo 5

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: Photos of Nokia's upcoming Maemo 5 device have been leaked, and they reveal that it is likely a smartphone and not just a tablet. The device reflects Nokia's growing commitment to Linux.

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Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

This is the second Libreboot laptop from Gluglug (a project of Minifree, Ltd.) to achieve RYF certification, the first being the Libreboot X60 in December 2013. The Libreboot X200 offers many improvements over the Libreboot X60, including a faster CPU, faster graphics, 64-bit GNU/Linux support (on all models), support for more RAM, higher screen resolution, and more. The Libreboot X200 can be purchased from Gluglug at http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/. Read more

Ubuntu 15.04 Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.18.4, Devs Are Tracking the 3.19 Branch

A new Linux kernel has been made available for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and the developers are also tracking the current 3.19 branch of the kernel, which will eventually be adopted after it reaches a stable state. Read more

Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption. Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the makeup of their cloud infrastructure and how it is being used. Read more