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You always can install things yourself…

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technologytales.com: With Linux distributions offering you everything on a plate, there is a temptation to stick with what they offer rather than taking things into your own hands.

Getting to the Heart of the Linux Kernel

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computerworlduk.com: If you ever wondered how the Linux kernel is put together, here's an excellent description (complete with historical context) from Greg Kroah-Hartman, who knows it from the inside:

10 Things I Hate About Linux

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daniweb.com: It's hard for me to admit it but there are things, ten things to be exact, that I really hate about Linux.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 4) - Drivers

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h-online.com: The forthcoming Linux version 2.6.32 comes with numerous new and improved drivers – for instance for the Hauppauge HVR 2200 and 2250, for some ThinkPad notebooks by IBM/Lenovo, and for the MSI Wind's fingerprint reader.

Red Hat increases stock-ownership rules for executives

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newsobserver.com: Raleigh software company Red Hat will soon require its top executives to own more of its shares, creating added financial incentive for them to help the stock rise.

Advisory Against WiFi Drivers in Linux Staging Tree

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ubuntu-user.com: Dan Williams, Red Hat collaborator and NetworkManager developer, might be upset but doesn't let it get to him. In the GNOME blog, he advises "just say no" to WiFi drivers in the linux-staging tree and recommends changes.

My life with Linux: Day 3

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pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the third day of his one week odyssey with Linux, fighting Fedora monitor hassles, wishing for Ubuntu at work and discovers that forums can be a Linux user's new best friend.

Review: Kahel OS

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raiden.net: To start off, Kahel OS is based on Arch Linux. Therefore, Kahel OS embodies most of the ideals that Arch Linux has. On top of that, Kahel OS does simplify the installation process that may stumble new Linux users.

The market has rejected Linux desktops. Get over it.

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux has failed to win either mind share or market share on the desktop. Google’s Chrome OS will do little to change that. Learn why

Debian looking at development freeze by March

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itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March next year for its next release, Squeeze, the project leader Steve McIntyre says.

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