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The LinuxLink TechShow Episode 493

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  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 493
  • FLOSS Weekly 243
  • Going Linux 199
  • KDE from the future #2
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 5 Episode 3

Fedora 18 + MATE - Not bad

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  • Fedora 18 + MATE - Not bad for the first attempt
  • Fedora 18 – A Sysadmin’s view
  • The new Anaconda installer

Linux profitability: How successful are the companies behind the biggest distros?

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networkworld.com: Although profitability does not necessarily equal success, it's still interesting to check in and see how much money Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE are bringing in.

Meet Manjaro Linux, a brand-new distro on the rise

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pcworld.com: New distros come onto the scene on a fairly regular basis; SolusOS and Fuduntu Linux are two I've covered over the past few months, but recently another one caught my eye as being particularly worth covering. It's Manjaro Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 496

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Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Chakra GNU/Linux is, without doubt, one of the best KDE-centric distributions available today. Always up-to-date and, unlike many other projects these days, focusing strictly on one desktop only, Chakra has matured to the point that it can be recommended to even a novice Linux user. So is the distribution's latest release featuring the brand-new KDE 4.10 the best ever?

Linus Torvalds in NSFW Red Hat rant

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theregister.co.uk: Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has again vented his spleen online, taking on Red Hat employee David Howells with a series of expletive-laden posts on the topic of X.509 public key management standard.

Booting desktop Linux on the Chromebook Pixel

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h-online.com: Bill Richardson, a software engineer for Google, has detailed how to boot a conventional Linux distribution on the company's new Chromebook Pixel.

Mageia Linux has fixed its kernel upgrade process

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theinquirer.net: LAST AUTUMN I encountered and wrote about a serious glitch in a software maintenance upgrade distributed by Mageia Linux, the popular fork of Mandriva Linux that I've had installed on my desktop PC for about a year. Now the Mageia Linux distribution has permanently resolved that problem.

Kernel developer criticises Linux over security

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itwire.com: A senior Linux kernel developer has pointed to an instance of what he calls a lax approach to security in the Linux kernel, citing the case of a serious vulnerability that is now more than a month old and is yet to be fixed.

In Search of Linux's Greatest Moment

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): There's no denying that Linux has had a lot of great moments since the turn of the millennium, and Linux Girl has done her best to highlight each and every one of them here on LinuxInsider's pages -- at least over the past six or so of those years.

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SUSE at LuLu and History

  • LuLu Group migrates to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    LuLu Group has selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to help business managers faster identify and respond to new opportunities and competitive threats. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, the international retailer runs 124 outlets and operates in 31 countries. It welcomes more than 700,000 shoppers daily. Since starting its retail journey in the early 1990s, LuLu Group expanded its business aggressively and required advanced technology to optimise its business. Hence, it migrated from Solaris UNIX to SUSE Linux as platform for SAP solutions, reducing SAP landscape operating costs at least 20 percent.
  • SUSE's Role in the History of Linux and Open Source
    What role did SUSE play in the growth of Linux and the open source ecosystem? How did SUSE and other Linux-based operating systems evolve into the enterprise platforms they are today? Here's what SUSE employees had to say about Linux history in a recent interview. To help mark the anniversary of Linus Torvalds's release of Linux twenty-five years ago, I interviewed Meiki Chabowski, SUSE Documentation, and Markus Feilner, Strategist & Documentation Team Lead. Their answers, printed below, provide interesting perspective not only on the history of SUSE, but also of Linux and open source as a whole.

Cost Effective Linux Server Software for Enterprises

The advantages of a Linux server over expensive Windows systems are numerous with hardly any drawbacks. Since Linux is not dominant as Windows, there are some slight difficulties to find applications based on this platform to support the needs. While security stands as an important aspect for servers, the advantage over dominant operating systems is that security flaws are caught in Linux, even before they become an issue for the public. Linux was one of the first open-source technologies in which you can download the source code and change it any way you like. Several Linux coders have developed software that’s completely open-source for any user, improving the security and usability at each core. Read more Also: Weigh the pros, cons of three Linux load balancer options