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Red Hat takeover talk heats up ahead of press conference

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localtechwire.com: Someday, rumors that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will be bought out by a larger rival, will come true. Is that day at hand?

Also: Red Hat: Will SAP Acquire Linux Leader?

Alpine Linux 2 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Alpine Linux is a distribution designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. The latest stable version, Alpine Linux 2.0, was released last week (August 17, 2010).

Linux Mint 9 Xfce released

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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Xfce.

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 6 – Slitaz Cooking

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g33q.co.za: Today we hit up our lightest of lightweight distros. It fits in 20MB less than Damn Small Linux, when installed uses 65MB of RAM, and boots in less than ten seconds (depending on hardware). Yes. Today we try out Slitaz Cooking.

North Korea Linux (Red Star OS)

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: There was an announcement a while back that North Korea had come out with its own version of Linux (called Red Star OS). I wasn’t able to get a download link…until today.

Greenie and Mdv Xfce Screenshots

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MDV
  • Greenie Linux 7.1L Screenshots
  • Mandriva 2010.1 Xfce Live Screenshots

Is Linux Publicity Targeting the Right Market?

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linuxplanet.com: What IS the right market for Linux? The mythical Average User? No way. The average user wants a computer that performs the tasks set for it.

Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux, update

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A couple weeks ago, I posted an article where I've finally reached my limit of supporting Windows and decided to install Linux on a couple of relatives' PCs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 368

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a long look at Salix OS 13.1.1
  • News: Ubuntu gets multitouch, FreeNAS developments, running KDE 4.5 on OpenSolaris, the Java drama
  • Questions and answers: Chatting with Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04.1, Nexenta Core Platform 3.0, Frugalware Linux 1.3
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Alpha
  • New distributions: Plinx, mFatOS, Me-OS, Pinguy OS
  • Reader comments

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

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 5 – Dreamlinux

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g33q.co.za: Just getting Dreamlinux Installed or running in anything but a VM has been a nightmare. It kernel panicked when booting from a flashdrive, and installation failed repeatedly.

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