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Still Think Linux Is Just for Start-Ups?

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serverwatch.com: That's the question the Financial Times was asking last week, and it's a rather strange question, when you think about it. It really begs another question: Was there ever, let alone still, anyone who thought Linux was "just for start-ups." Who would these people be?

Year of Linux (Unix)

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mb.com.ph: Every new year, pundits claim it to be the year of the Linux desktop. For as long as I can remember, it has been claimed to be Linux’s year for the past 5 years. Can 2011 be said to be the year of Linux for the Nth time? Maybe not on the desktop, but on others, perhaps it is!

You know you’re a CLI addict when

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kmandla.wordpress: Your graphical desktops rely on terminal emulators for mundane tasks. I show that with a little bit of hesitation. I usually reserve console-based applications for machines that really need it.

Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in new Movie Streaming Service

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ostatic.com: Linux users have long searched for a way to legally watch premium movies on their computers with little luck. Even local video rentals or delivery services require the use of software that isn't legal in the US. Well, Amazon.com has come to the rescue.

Judge guts suit against Sony for killing Linux in PS3

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theregister.co.uk: A federal judge has dismissed all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the deficiencies.

The OpenPC project: Ready-made GNU/Linux Machines

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The Open Desktop communities Open-PC project is now offering three different models of open computers with turn-key GNU/Linux and KDE installations based on OpenSUSE (or Ubuntu). These systems could provide real competition with pre-installed Windows or Mac computers.

Paving the Last PC with Debian GNU/Linux

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mrpogson.com: My wife was the last holdout but even she could no longer love/hate XP after it slowed down for the umpteenth time and started freezing daily. Re-installing that other OS did no appeal to me.

Bodhi Brings Enlightenment to Linux Desktop

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thevarguy.com: Fans of Enlightenment — the window manager, not the intellectual movement — have a treat to look forward to as Bodhi Linux, a new Ubuntu- and Enlightenment-based distribution, nears its first stable release. In anticipation, we gave Bodhi a spin. Here’s what we found.

Challenges facing Linux on the desktop

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openswitch.org: I’ve been an avid proponent of Linux on the desktop since 2006 when I first burnt Ubuntu to a CD and booted from it. Yet even as we look back at the past half decade and admire how far Linux has come, there are two key hurdles preventing Linux from being more widely adopted on the desktop.

Background: German Foreign Office drops Linux

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h-online.com: The German Foreign Office will migrate its desktop computers from Linux back to Windows. However, no truly compelling reasons for the decision appear to exist.

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