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Oracle to Red Hat: It’s Not Your Father’s Linux Market Anymore

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glgroup.com: Oracle is having a new go at Red Hat. But this time, instead of a RHEL clone, it’s offering an improved version of Linux designed to optimize the performance of its own hardware and software. Although it won’t deal a knockout blow to Red Hat, Oracle’s Linux will certainly take share.

Also: Open Source War Heats Up At MySQL and Open Office

10 Reasons for Switching to Linux

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techie-buzz.com: Linux has always been the geek’s favorite operating system. However, times are changing and Linux is now being promoted to suit the everyday user. Here are the top ten reasons as to why you need to switch to Linux today!

Desktops and Linux are Not Dead

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elevenislouder.blogspot: So, in an article at PCW Robert Strohmeyer argues that the dream of desktop Linux is dead. I disagree. I strongly disagree.

Also: Is the Linux desktop dream dead?

Debian Project News

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  • Debian Project News - October 18th
  • Understanding Debian’s release process
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks With Its New Kernel

GNU is not Unix: How the GNU Project has gone astray

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techrepublic.com: The GNU Project is hailed by a lot of people as the genesis of the entire free Unix-like OS ecosystem, the reason we even have open source OSs like Linux-based systems. There have been some criticisms of the GNU Project’s toolset over the years.

Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

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  • Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
  • Linux Mint 9 review
  • Review: Linux Mint Debian

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 376

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Kubuntu 10.10
  • News: Looking back at Ubuntu "Maverick" release cycle, Smeegol versus Meego, Arch Linux Handbook and security guide
  • Interview: Elizabeth Naramore, Community Development Manager at SourceForge
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.4 "SpinBase", "CoreCDX", Tiny Core Linux 3.2, Super OS 10.10
  • New additions: antiX, Fusion Linux
  • New additions: Linux MintPPC, 3MX
  • Reader comments

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

Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead

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pcworld.com: It kills me to say this: The dream of Linux as a major desktop OS is now pretty much dead. Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu have utterly transformed the open-source desktop and the market share remains stagnant at around 1 percent.

State of Squeeze

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pogson.6k.ca: The bug-count of Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze release is looking good, with Squeeze being a Christmas present for the world.

Ten reasons Linux is the best choice for kids

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zdnet.co.uk: You may think your day job is demanding, but it's often nothing compared with providing tech support for the family. That's where Linux comes in, says Jack Wallen.

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    So my GSoC is coming to its end. I have no cool screenshots to upload this time and I have no new great features to talk about, in fact Caludio and I manly focused on bugfixing and testing. We have spent time also discussing about possible changes and improvements to the current OCS protocol. So is the client ready do be lunched? In short I would say that no, not yet.. although most of its features are implemented and it is usable, it is still an “under construction” project, we both still have to make some important decisions to make it usable to everyone.
  • The Fiber Engine Poll, Updates, and Breeze
  • Bringing Akonadi Next up to speed
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  • New linter integration plugins for KDevelop
  • Artikulate Plans for Randa
    Language learning is often considered as the task of memorizing new vocabulary and understanding the new grammar rules. Yet for most, the most challenging part is to actually get used to speak the new language. This is a problem that Artikulate approaches with a simple idea: to learn the correct pronunciation of a word or even a longer phrase, the learner listens to a native speaker recording, repeats and recordings it, and finally compares both recordings to improve herself/himself with the next try.

Tails 1.5.1 is out

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.5.1, is out. This is an emergency release, triggered by an unscheduled Firefox release meant to fix critical security issues. Read more