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Help! Finding Community Linux Support

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linux.com: You've installed Linux, things are looking great, but you've run into a snag and need a little helping hand. You're in good hands. The community is here to help, if you know where to look.

SimplyMepis 8.5 Review

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linuxcritic.com: Today marks the release of version 8.5 of SimplyMepis, the popular Debian based distribution that focuses on the K desktop environment. We decided to take it for a run and see if there have been any significant changes since the previous release.

Linux Gazette April 2010 (#173)

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Linux Gazette for April 2010 is ready. Highlights are Linux's problem with Simplified Chinese, Codeweavers vs. Cedega - Commercial Wine Product Comparison, and Quick and Dirty Web Filtering on Linux.

Linuxuser: kernel column #85

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linuxuser.co.uk: The latest kernel includes lots of shiny new features that have been developed over the past three months since 2.6.32, including some nice virtualisation speed-ups (detecting when virtual machine guest’s VCPUs are within spinlocks and automatically yielding), driver updates and the removal of the legacy ‘anticipatory’ IO scheduler.

Linux: Removing The Big Kernel Lock

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kerneltrap.org: Arnd Bergmann noted that he's working on removing the BKL from the Linux kernel, "I've spent some time continuing the work of the people on Cc and many others to remove the big kernel lock from Linux and I now have [a] bkl-removal branch in my git tree".

Announcing the Fedora 12 Newbie Remix

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hackersramblings.wordpress: The Fedora Unity community is proud to announce a new release of the Fedora Newbie Remix. The Fedora Newbie Remix, codenamed "Longhorn", caters to new users of our operating system, giving them the tools they need to do their every day business.

Microsoft To Distribute Their Own Version of BSD/Linux

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From the oldie but almost still goodie department: Maddog: Today, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft would be releasing their own version of the Linux operating system in twelve months.

Linus Torvalds Buys SCO. Monetizes Linux.

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daniweb.com: Today marks the end of an era for SCO, the embattled company whose officers thought that they owned the full rights to the UNIX code, is no more. Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, purchased the company for just over $4 million.

Linux Mint partnership with Mattel and Microsoft

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linuxmint.com: We are happy to announce that Linux Mint entered in a joined partnership with Mattel and Microsoft. This partnership will result in Linux Mint being pre-installed on a new range of computers sold throughout the World and in a number of toys and games distributors.

Linus Torvalds: The New Linux Is Gnu Linux

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katonda.com: One of the long and painful debates over the name has ended with Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux kernel, accepting the name Gnu/Linux for the Linux based machines.

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