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Mageia 2 Beta 3, Return of the Live CD

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ostatic.com: Mageia 2 Beta 3 was announced yesterday and with it came its final design and the return of the live media. After about a half dozen developmental versions, the Mageia team is finally in the homestretch of this their second major release.

Torvalds Receives One of World's Highest Technology Honors

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marketwatch.com (pr): The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux Creator and Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds is a Millennium Technology Prize laureate.

Programming effective reminders in GNU/Linux

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There are some nice sticky-note applications for Linux, and they're good places to write down reminders, like Ring Fred or Pick up a litre of milk. Unfortunately, sticky-notes are no help to me at all.

The story of BSD and open-source Linux

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sdtimes.com: On March 9, 1977, Bill Joy compiled the first version of Berkeley Systems Distribution Unix, known as 1BSD. This version was just an add-on to an existing Unix, however. Two years later, he released 2BSD.

Mark Shuttleworth casts doubt on Red Hat's long term relevance

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theinquirer.net: THE FOUNDER of Linux vendor Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth has questioned whether Red Hat's pricing structure is viable for enterprise cloud deployments.

Want to Try Linux but...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Lately, I've been talking to several people who want to give Linux a try but they lack some confidence or have heard several myths about this OS. That reminds me of myself back in the times prior to my migration.

Linux Mint's Mate: GNOME 2 Lives Again

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datamation.com: A review of GNOME 2 seems redundant at this point. After all, the first release was almost a decade ago, and it's been a year since GNOME 3.0 was announced. However, a review of Mate 1.2 is not quite the same thing.

Bodhi Linux review

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linuxandlife.com: Bodhi Linux is a very interesting Linux distro. It is generally based on Ubuntu but unlike the other Ubuntu-based distros which usually try to give users a newbie-friendly and work-out-of-the-box experience, Bodhi is very minimalistic.

Fedora 17 Sneak Peek

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eyeonlinux.com: The final Fedora 17 beta has just been released. Fedora is Live CD distro, so you can boot it up on a CD or in a virtual machine to check it out before doing an install. I went with the default version that uses GNOME 3 for this Sneak Peek.

Red Hat celebrates 10 years of Enterprise Linux

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computerworld.com.au: While Red Hat might be one of the largest open source providers in the world, Jim Totton, vice president for the company’s platform business unit, is surprisingly coy about mistakes the company has made and learnt from in the decade since it launched.

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