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Comparing CTK Arch Live and ArchBang

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freetechie.com: Today I’ll be comparing two Arch Linux-based Openbox Distributions: ArchBang and CTKArchLive.

building distro bridges

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: I finally got to the "blog about it" todo I took from there. I have to talk about the distribution collaboration panel discussion Jared Smith (Fedora Project Lead), Stefano Zacchirol (Debian Project Lead) and myself led on Sunday (video here). We discussed what barriers there are to cross-distro collaboration and what to do against them.

5 Reasons why kids should use Linux

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unixmen.com: Perhaps the most difficult part of providing quality technical support is when you need to assist young minds in mastering the complexities of technology. Today children of all ages use computers and it becomes an essential part of their learning curve that they understand the basics of keeping their system going. This is made easier when they work on open source platforms such as Linux.

Nine Current Flame Wars in Open Source

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OSS

earthweb.com: Whatever else you can say about the personal computer, the Internet, and social media, all of them have greatly increased our ability to argue with each other. In the last three decades, flame wars have become the norm. Here are nine of the hottest arguments in FOSS.

London Stock Exchange tackles closing auction system problem

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SUSE

computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has taken steps to resolve a system problem that occurred at 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday), which saw a delay to the start of the closing auction and knocked out automatic trades during a 42 second period.

No more desktop Linux systems in the German Foreign Office

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h-online.com: In response to a question on "the use of open source software in the Foreign Office and other Government departments" submitted in parliament by the SPD (Social Democrats, the main German opposition party), the German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems.

Debian 6 Offers Updated Applications, Few Rough Spots

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eweek.com: This latest release, which is also known by the Toy Story-inspired name “Squeeze,” will play well in server deployments that draw on open-source components, which the Debian project has a knack for packaging up for easy installation over one of the project's repository mirror sites.

Fedora, openSUSE Give up on Unity

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ostatic.com/blog: Some bad news came across the wire today. In a bit of a coincidence, the contributors from both openSUSE and Fedora who were working on Unity announced on the same day they were giving it up.

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

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debian.org/News: The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (Squeeze). It is replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors.

Executive Spotlight: Paul Smith of Red Hat

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Interviews

blog.executivebiz.com: As general manager for Red Hat‘s Public Sector, Paul Smith oversees all aspects of sales, business development, marketing, consulting and the channel partners focused on federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions.

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