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Announcing A New Linux Distro: BaitNSwitch Linux

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daniweb.com/blogs: Today, I'm announcing my new Linux company, HookLineNSinker, Inc. which will produce a new commercial Linux distribution: Pricey Linux. HLNS products include Pricey Linux Enterprise, Pricey Linux Small Business Server and The Pricey Linux Desktop. BaitNSwitch Linux is the distribution where we test out new features, versions and options.

Linux robot car targets autonomous navigation

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linuxdevices.com: Tokyo-based ZMP Inc. is readying a Linux-based car robotics platform designed to test automotive robots and autonomous navigation algorithms. The RoboCar is built on a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, and offers a stereo camera, multiple sensors, and an optional image recognition module.

The Linux UI future; more complex than ever

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h-online.com: With Linux being used as the foundation for numerous smartphone and mobile internet devices, it is tempting to suggest that this movement is going to open the doorway to desktop Linux. Tempting, but not accurate.

Why I Use Linux: Ken’s Story

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itnewstoday.com: Several readers wrote in to share their stories in response to my “Why I Use Linux” article, and now I am going to start sharing their responses with all of you. One of the stories is below. This one comes from Ken.

Debian may include Mono in default install

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itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux distribution may include Mono in its default install, with the project leader Steve McIntyre telling iTWire today that "there's a chance that it might do, but it's under discussion at the moment."

Two hours (and counting) with an upgrade to Fedora 11

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Vincent Danen: Two days after the release of Fedora 11, I took the opportunity to upgrade my work laptop, which was running Fedora 10. With it being a work system, and upgrading so soon after release, I was a little nervous and did not know what to expect.

Fedora 11 Leonidas bleeds

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bitburners.com: Hardly ever has a Linux distribution raised such a mixed feelings as the Fedora has done for us. On the other hand it represents the most up-to-date software and has some cool innovations, and is backed by one of the biggest Linux contributors - RedHat.

The Plasma desktop shell of KDE 4

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See how to write simple Plasma applets that improves the KDE 4 Linux desktop

Linux 2.6.30's best five features

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blogs.computerworld: Linux's changes may not be as big from version to version, but they tend to be more thoroughly tested and stable. What most users will like in this distribution starts with a faster boot-up for Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 307

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Fedora 11

  • News: Fedora posts workaround for ext4 bug, project delivers up-to-date FreeBSD images, sidux users react over removal of non-free firmware, Novell creates custom Geeko builder site
  • Released last week: Fedora 11, FreeNAS 0.69.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010 and Fedora 12 release schedules
  • New distributions: Eden Live, LinuxAdvanced
  • Reader comments

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

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