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A Short Trip Down Memory Lane

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noctslackv1.wordpress: Back in 2006, I was a fresh-faced new GNU/Linux adventurer. Relatively quickly I settled on Slackware as my primary operating system. My GNU/Linux mentor, Bruno Knaapen, once predicted that I would end up with Slackware because I definitely had the Slacker attitude.

XFS Developer Takes Shots At Btrfs, EXT4

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phoronix.com: Chris Mason of Btrfs fame wasn't the only Linux file-system developer talking to the public last week. While the Btrfs talk was going on in Los Angeles at SCALE 10x, Dave Chinner was down under in Australia at LCA2012 talking about XFS. His talk included some controversial shots at EXT4 and Btrfs.

Linux / Open Source For Kids: A Feast of Riches

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worldlabel.com: Linux and free/open source software are the best computing environments for children because they can get under the hood and learn to control and shape the technology, rather than be trained like lab rats to click buttons and be good little unquestioning consumers. Here is a batch of excellent educational and creative software for children, and for beginners of any age.

Linux fate lies in the hands of many

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itworld.com: When someone presses me about the state of Linux on the desktop, I usually respond with a tightened brow and pursed lip and start talking about the current commercial push to move beyond the desktop platform and into mobile.

Fedora 17 Goes On A Diet, But With More Features

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phoronix.com: Fedora 17, codenamed the Beefy Miracle, has yet another new round of features. One of the items though includes this beefy release having DIET.

Error-Fixing Btrfs FSCK Tool Is Imminent

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phoronix.com: An fsck utility capable of fixing problems on the Btrfs file-system is imminent. Plus other features continue to be worked on for this next-generation, open-source Linux file-system.

Introduction To Linux Commands

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HowTos

smashingmagazine.com: At the heart of every modern Mac and Linux computer is the “terminal.” Mac, Linux and Windows computers today are mainly controlled through user-friendly feature-rich GUI. So, why would anyone want to bother with these text commands when you can use the mouse instead?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 440

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

* Reviews: Let's talk tiny - Tiny Core Linux 4.2
* News: Mandriva and Pardus status update, Fedora packages, Gentoo zero-day packaging, Bodhi's Bloathi, ZevenOS overview
* Questions and answers: Clang went the compiler
* Released last week: Toorox 01.2012

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

Why Don’t Other Linux Distros Use Unity? A Few Thoughts

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thevarguy.com: Last week I wrote about spinoffs of Ubuntu, noting that some of the once popular ones have now gone dormant. But later, I realized something else interesting: No Ubuntu variant — not a single one — uses Unity.

How Microsoft Is Riling Up the Linux Masses

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): It was just the other day that Linux bloggers were celebrating the news from researcher Net Applications that desktop Linux had surged in popularity in recent months. Now, the mood in the blogosphere has plummeted once again as a result of the latest developments on the Windows 8 front. Secure Boot, that is.

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“LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness. Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build an open source embedded Linux distro that “makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers.” Read more