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25 Lesser Known Facts About GNU/Linux

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tecmint.com: Linux is a land of excavation, the more you excavate the more you find treasure lies within it. This article tries to uncover some of the lesser known facts about Linux. To keep things simple, easy to read, easy to remember and easy to refer this article will be presented in point-wise fashion.

DreamHost Gives Debian Wheezy Linux the Boot in Favor of Ubuntu

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internetnews.com: Dreamhost isn't making the move to Wheezy which was recently released. Instead Dreamhost is moving to Ubuntu - apparently because they see it as being more stable.

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” has been released so it’s time for another review of one of the most popular distros of all time. Linux Mint has always been one of my favorite distros, it has so much to offer any desktop linux user. This release doesn’t disappoint either.

How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

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theregister.co.uk: There never will be a year when Linux conquers the desktop, because desktop computers are going to merge into tablet-style touch-driven devices and disappear. But desktop Linux was getting close, until Microsoft derailed it a few years back. The GNOME project’s recent release, GNOME 3.8, served to remind me of the significance of Microsoft’s actions.

ZorinOS – Gateway to Linux for Windows Users

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xenstreet.com: Linux currently has probably the largest selection of desktop environment options that any OS has ever had in their entire life. ZorinOS is yet another.

Linux Mint 15 Olivia MATE review

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linuxandlife.com: Last year, I installed and wrote a review for Linux Mint 13 Maya, the MATE version. It had worked really well on my laptop so even when Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" was released, I still kept using Maya. But after a year, I think its the time for an upgrade.

What happened to Linux?

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itproportal.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, has given up on the idea that Linux (which Ubuntu is based on) will ever supplant Windows, saying that if any OS will be the next big thing it's Apple's iOS or Google's Android.

The University of Linux

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linuxuser.co.uk: No degree? No problem. Free software companies value aptitude and community involvement, and apprenticeships offer a leg up

A house divided: Linux factions threaten success

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techrepublic.com: Linux is at a major tipping point, yet it faces being undermined from within. Jack Wallen calls for the Linux community to end the fighting between the Linux camps.

Chakra 2013.05 gets graphical package manager

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h-online.com: Chakra 2013.05 is the third edition of the Arch-Linux-based distribution to come with KDE 4.10 – the latest version uses KDE 4.10.3 – and makes use of more applications built for the Qt-based desktop environment. For example, the default package manager is now Oktopi.

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