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Linux creator Linus Torvalds shares Millennium Technology Prize

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bbc.co.uk: Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, has been named joint winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. He shares the honour with Dr Shinya Yamanaka, a stem cell scientist.

Linus Torvalds: Linux succeed thanks to selfishness and trust

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Interviews

bbc.co.uk: Linux creator Linus Torvalds will find out later if he has won the Millennium Technology Prize and an accompanying cheque for about 1m euros ($1.3m; £800,000) from the Technology Academy of Finland.

A Modern Day (computing) Fairy Tale

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linuxaria.com: Once upon a time there lived a young squire (engineer) who learned to ride a seasoned horse (computer) with a trusted saddle (UNIX OS) for it was his job. While learning to ride, the squire learned to tweak the saddle (write scripts) to make the horse uniquely his.

Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" MATE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Linux Mint has been my OS of choice for the last 3 years now. I've been wanting to do this review for quite a while now.

Newegg: Installing Linux On Your Computer Is Basically The Same As Breaking It

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consumerist.com: One would think that Newegg, beloved electronics supplier to the world's geeks wouldn't have a problem with customers installing different operating systems on their systems after delivery. Heck, they should expect it.

Microsoft Loves Linux - as Long as It's Not Red Hat

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: Microsoft may find that users are fine to use CentOS on the Azure cloud but will still go to Red Hat and RHEL if and when they are seeking support.

The best Linux netbook distro?

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linuxandlife.com: Even with the rise of tablets and smartphones, many people still prefer netbooks as their portable computing devices. However, with so many Linux distros out there, choosing the right Linux distro for the netbook can be a tough task for a lot of people.

Debian Project News - June 11th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's twelfth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: Microsoft has made it so that Windows 8 approved PC can only run Windows 8. Fedora Linux has forged a way around it, but not everyone like their approach. Torvalds gives his thoughts on the issue.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 460

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at a new hat - Fedora 17
  • News: Interviews with PC-BSD and Slackware leaders, the ongoing secure boot saga, the status of multitouch on Linux
  • Questions and Answers: A tale of two projects
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 9, 2X OS 7.1

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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  • Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau
    Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.
  • NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support
    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?
    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards? The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.