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Review: New Linux Mint a Desktop Lightweight at Best

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newsfactor.com: Linux was making good strides in the desktop PC market before Windows 7 came out with the free-for-one-year Try Before You Buy RC1. So, can Linux hold on to the market share it easily took from Windows?

VLC 1.0.1 is out!

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VideoLAN is pleased to announce the release of the second version of the Goldeneye branch of VLC: 1.0.1!

IBM, Novell to slash Linux prices for mainframes

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theregister.co.uk: With System z mainframe revenues down 39 per cent - and MIPS mainframe capacity shipments off 20 percent in the second quarter - IBM is keen on boosting mainframe sales. And it wants to use Linux as a lever.

CrunchBang Linux 9.04 MiniReview

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techexposures.com: CrunchBang Linux 9.04 is an Open-Box distro based on Ubuntu with Gnome packages. CrunchBang promises performance and ultimate customization options. Version 9.04.01 was released a couple weeks ago, and we decided to give it a test drive.

Tux in Your Wallet? Proceeds From Penguin-clad Credit Card Benefit Open Source Community

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ostatic.com: The Linux Foundation is rolling out its Tux-adorned Visa Platinum Card. Through a partnership with CardPartner, Inc. and UMB Bank, the Foundation will receive $50 for each activated card and a percentage from every purchase made with the card.

Go Back to School With Linux: Part One

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ostatic.com/blog: This week, I'm going to take a look at three of the most popular open source software bundles created just for student and classroom use. First up, Ubuntu Education Edition, better known as Edubuntu.

Upgrading from Windows XP to a Linux desktop

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sutor.com: If you are going to wipe your hard drive, but before you pay a dime for Windows 7, try a Linux desktop distribution. If you don’t like it, what’s the worst that’s going to happen?

What's "Linux on the Desktop" Mean, When We Don't Know What a Desktop Is, Anymore?

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itworld.com: It's typical, sensible, and useful for a conference wrap-up keynote address to look at the big picture, with session descriptions like, "Where Linux has been and where it's headed." At last week's Open Source Convention, the role of identifying the major Linux trends and challenges was given to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Hannah Montana Linux

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Sometimes I run into a distro that is so odd…so strange…so disgusting…that I don’t even know where to begin in reviewing it. Hannah Montana Linux is one such distribution.

Reviewed: Fedora 11

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tuxradar.com: Leonidas, is the 11th release of the Fedora operating system. Along the way there have been a few duds. Fedora 10 was a rock-steady release that introduced a slew of new features, and Leonidas is promising more of the same.

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