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Installing fresh operating systems, then updating them

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: What it really boils down to is that installing either Linux or windows is pretty simple and takes similar amounts of time. However, the install does not finish once the installation CD is ejected from the computer. The operating system then needs to be updated.

Have Debian Forks Hurt Debian?

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robinzrants.wordpress: It has been argued both ways for years. Both sides have valid points, and experience varies so widely depending on so many factors that it seems impossible to come to a conclusion.

Linux On The Desktop?

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technologysolutionslive.com: Though Linux has evolved considerably over the years, it has yet to eclipse the popularity of Microsoft’s Windows operating system at the consumer and small business level- which is dominated by “desktop” computer sales.

Does free software create a challenge for Linux?

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OSS

linusearch.com: Why is it that most people still have not heard of Linux? Could it be that one of things that drives many people toward Linux, the fact that it is free as in free beer, is also an impediment to it’s adoption?

Microsoft Only Singles Out *Linux* As "Infringing On Its Patents"

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penguinpetes.com: Funny how it's always Linux which Microsoft is alleging is infringing on Microsoft's patent portfolio, isn't it? Not FreeBSD, not OpenBSD, not NetBSD, not Solaris (open or closed), not Plan Nine From Bell Labs, not ReactOS, not Minix, not GNU-HURD, not any of the flavors of proprietary Unix.

Gunfight at the Linux Corral

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PCLOS

bloggeringidiot.blogspot: I had been running the PCLinuxOS 2010 beta in VMWare Player for a while, and update after update it just kept getting better and better. So much better in fact, I decided it was finally good enough to install on the laptop.

Expected features in Fedora 13 Goddard

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icewalkerz.blogspot: boot.fedoraproject.org (BFO) is one of the unique features in Fedora. This effort by Fedora community hopes to completely remove DVD installations in long term.

Linux Mint News update

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linuxmint.com: This is just a brief news update about what is going on at the moment:

Red Hat Prevails in Federal District Court

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Legal

marketwatch.com: Red Hat, Inc. announced that today a jury in federal court in Marshall, Texas, returned a verdict in favor of Red Hat, Inc. and Novell, Inc. in a case alleging patent infringement brought by IP Innovation LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation and Technology Licensing Corporation.

Rethinking PID 1

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0pointer.de: This blog story is long, so even though I can only recommend reading the long story, here's the one sentence summary: we are experimenting with a new init system and it is fun.

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