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Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 3 Torrents

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thelinuxblog.net: Continuing on with the theme of measuring the popularity of Linux distros, today we’ll go for another method. Linux Tracker is a website that provides a bit torrent tracker for various Linux distros and related projects.

Linux = Windows anti-virus? Not!

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dedoimedo.com: Recently, I've come across a few interesting, yet misleading articles debating the pros and cons, mostly pros, of using this or that Linux distribution as the ultimate solution to Windows security problems. Said conclusion are most erroneous.

Spinning off from Ubuntu

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h-online.com: Ubuntu is probably the best known desktop GNU/Linux distribution at street level, picking up new users by word of mouth and astute viral marketing. So much so that for many users new to Linux, Ubuntu has become synonymous with Linux. But Linux and free software come in many different flavours, and the adventurous user goes in search of wider options, other distributions and new desktops.

Hands-on: MeeGo for netbooks picks up where Moblin left off

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arstechnica.com: We conducted extensive testing of the MeeGo 1.0 Netbook User Experience on the same Mini 10v to see how it compares to its Moblin predecessor. The underlying design philosophy is largely unchanged, but a number of significant differences are apparent in the application stack.

Why are you Scared of Linux?

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  • Why are you Scared of Linux?
  • 7 Tips to help your friends move to Linux

Linux jargon buster

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mybroadband.co.za: Linux is growing in popularity but unless you're up to speed with its jargon the open source operating system could make no sense. We offer a short, plain-English guide to some of the key concepts used by Linux users.

The Goddard Program

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The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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phoronix.com: For the past six months we have been monitoring the performance of the very latest Linux kernel code on a daily basis across multiple systems. We have spotted a few regressions -- both positive and negative -- on occasion using our automated daily testing of the Linux kernel, but nothing like what we have encountered the past few days:

Impressions of the latest MeeGo release

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blog.nixternal.com: So, I have been spending some time playing around with various netbook operating systems lately, trying to find that perfect one. I have a Dell Mini 10v netbook without bluetooth and with the stock battery. Now on to MeeGo!

MeeGo Netbook Performance: It's Beating Ubuntu & Co

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phoronix.com: The last time we ran a performance comparison of different Linux distributions on netbooks was in late November, but now we have a new set of Linux distributions out there, so we have carried out a new comparison. In particular, we are looking closely at how the MeeGo distribution --

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    Xfce's Power Manager was getting behind the times, but it has been updated and ported to GTK+ 3.14. As you can imagine, this is an important update, and it packs other changes as well.
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    The KDE Community has just revealed that Plasma 5.3.1, the desktop for the KDE project, has been made available, and it comes with a large number of changes and various small fixes.
  • Friction Building Around An Ubuntu Community Council Decision
    Scott Kitterman exposed the email exchanges today of the Ubuntu Community Council informing Jonathan Riddell that due to his aggressive, confrontational behavior towards some within the Ubuntu community and Canonical, he should step away from "all positions of leadership in the Ubuntu Community for at least 12 months." His leadership positions should be put aside for both Ubuntu and Kubuntu while he would be able to keep his upload/commit rights and still participate as a member of the Ubuntu community.
  • Reaffirmed on the Kubuntu Council
    I’d like to thank all the Kubuntu members who just voted to re-affirm me on the Kubuntu Council. Scott Kitterman’s blog post has a juicy details of the unprecedented and astonishing move by the Ubuntu Community Council asking me to step down as Kubuntu leader. I’ve never claimed to be a leader and never used or been given any such title so it’s a strange request without foundation and without following the normal channels documented of consultation or Code of Conduct reference.
  • Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Community Council ask Kubuntu developer to step down as leader
    Friction between the lead Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell and Ubuntu reached extreme temperatures on Monday when the Ubuntu Community Council (UCC) asked Riddell to step down from the position of Kubuntu Leader.
  • The last planned Qt 4 release is here: Qt 4.8.7. Is your app runnning with Qt5?
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    On May 26, the Qt Company, through Tuukka Turunen, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the seventh maintenance release of Qt 4.8.
  • Qt 4.8.7 Released - Marks The End Of Qt4
    While Qt 5 has so many compelling advantages over Qt4, for those still running the older version of the Norwegian toolkit, version 4.8.7 of Qt4 is now available and it ships with tons of changes.
  • GNOME Disk Utility 3.17.2
    The GNOME Project released version 3.17.2 of Disks, better known as GNOME Disk Utility. This utility contains several significant improvements and new features, for example D-Bus is now activatable and the appearance of the volume grid has been refined.
  • Technology Is A Tool, Not A Learning Outcome
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    Gartner researchers report that worldwide Chromebook sales are set to reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent jump from the 5.7 million units sold last year.
  • You might be surprised by how few businesses protect their Linux servers with antivirus
  • Alpine 3.2.0 Features MATE 1.10, Xfce 4.12, and Linux Kernel 3.18
    Natanael Copa has been happy to announce today, May 26, the immediate availability for download of the Alpine Linux 3.2.0 operating system, which includes several attractive new features.
  • Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Started Updating The GNOME Packages To Version 3.16
    Canonical has added some of the GNOME 3.16 packages in their Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf system, but the changes will not be spotted by the regular user. The problem is not with the updated applications, but with an upgraded GTK version, which may really affect the system. Before implementing apps by default, Canonical patches them to work well with Unity, basic on the philosophy that an app that works well does not need to get updated.

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