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Have yourself a very Linux Christmas

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itworld.com: Whether you cut your teeth downloading Linux 0.x source code or you want to give Linux a try for the first time, we've got presents for you.

Fedora needs an architect

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jonmasters.org: I read yet another thread about Fedora randomly changing the way UNIX has done things forever and it reminded me that I’ve been saying for a while that Fedora urgently needs an architect.

Red Hat to pay $20 million

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  • Red Hat to pay $20 million to settle lawsuit
  • Red Hat’s New Strategies For Enterprise And SMB

Another good reason to use 64-bit installations: Large File Support headaches

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bog.flameeyes.eu: A couple of months ago I wrote about why I made my router a 64-bit install listing a series of reasons why 64-bit hardened systems are safer to manage than 32-bit ones, mostly because of the feature set of the CPUs themselves. What I didn’t write about that time, though, is the fact that 64-bit installs also don’t require to deal with the curse of large file support (LFS).

Netflix touts open source, ignores Linux

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networkworld.com: Last week's post from Netflix on its use of open source has gotten a lot of coverage from the tech press. Too bad nobody's called the video giant out on its hypocrisy: They benefit greatly from open source, but really don't care to let their customers do the same.

The Linux Kernel’s Impact on the Desktop User Experience

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thevarguy.com: It’s a cliché that most computer users care more about bells and whistles than how software performs “under the hood.” To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at some recently introduced features in the Linux kernel, and what they mean for the desktop user experience.

AT&T Blocks Linux Configuration

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linuxlock.blogspot: In the past 45 days, I've done a ton of installs. Of that bunch, 17 of our clients in that 45 days had chosen AT&T DSL for their provider. They offer a two year contract at 14.95 a month for Internet service. Pretty good deal, huh? Not if you are a Linux User.

Spotlight on Linux: ZevenOS-Neptune 1.9.1

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linuxjournal.com: ZevenOS is a German-born project that offers Debian-based and Ubuntu-based versions of their BeOS-like system. ZevenOS is based on Ubuntu (Xubuntu) and ZevenOS-Neptune is based on Debian Testing. The main purpose is to preserve some of the features of BeOS in a modern, capable operating system.

Is Zorin OS Really Easier than Ubuntu?

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ostatic.com: Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution, which its developers say is, "designed specifically for Linux beginners who want to have easy and smooth access to open source software." Well, isn't that what Ubuntu says? Why would anyone need anything easier than Ubuntu?

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    He has posted the script on GitHub for others to try. It’s in really early stage of development but it’s surprising and at the same time disappointing to see that Valve made no efforts whatsoever to bring steaming services like Netflix to their platform that they plan to dominate the living room.
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Fedora 22 Coming Next Tuesday and Converting Users

At the Fedora release Go/No-Go meeting last night it was determined that three bugs were serious enough to violate the release readiness criteria. As a result, the Final was blocked and a second Go/No-Go was scheduled for today. The results of that meeting are in! Elsewhere, Jack Germain said, "Simplicity Linux is easy to use and runs fast" and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his secret to converting users to Linux. Read more