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Life is about choice, computing should be too

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it.toolbox.com/blogs: Throughout our life we are faced with choices. Yet with our computing life there are many people who make the argument that there shouldn't be a choice of operating systems. They say that it is Linux's greatest weakness that there are so many distributions to choose from.

Mouse with Red Hat

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fossist.net: Yesterday Sudhanwa showed this interesting mouse to me.. Do not be misguided by the color and design. look carefully … no it not by the company you are assuming …

A report from the revolution, one year on

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kmandla.wordpress: Over a year ago I took the initiative (and why not? everybody else already had) and proclaimed 2008 as the Year of the Linux Desktop.

Who Is the Next Red Hat?

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thevarguy.com: The open source world is cheering as Red Hat joins the S&P 500. It’s a huge vote of confidence in Red Hat. But is it a vote of confidence in the open source business model? Or more of a sign that Red Hat is miles ahead of its open source rivals?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Installing CentOS 5.3 on a Netbook - A Cautionary Tale

  • News: Mandriva releases several updated products, Moblin to benefit with HyperSpace technology, ULTILEX a multiple live CD distro project, interviews with Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth, distro and upstream relationship case study
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.03 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009, sidux 2009-02, ExTix 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Browserpuppy, Ice-Z Linux
  • Reader comments

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

sidux 2009-02: A Playground For The Adventurous

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reddevil62-techhead: sidux 2009-02 is a live Linux CD based on the Debian Linux distribution and, as anyone who spends time in the GNU/Linux world knows, Debian has several branches. sidux 2009-02 is based on Debian sid, the unstable branch of Debian.

Distro Hoppin`: Pardus Linux 2009

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itlure.com: Conclusions should end an article, not begin one, but I have to say this from the start: Pardus 2009 is one of the most impressively well-done Linux distributions that I've put my hands on for a loooong time.

Also: Getting Started with Pardus Linux

Mepis 8.0 Linux MiniReview

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techexposures.com: Mepis 8.0 Linux is a Linux distro designed for ease of use and suitable even for beginners. It is built on Debian 5.0 stable core with the 2.6.27 Linux kernel and comes in a 32bit and 64bit version.

Gnome-Art NextGen - Icons, Themes, Wallpapers, Splash Screens and Grub One Click Install

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Gnome-Art Next Generation is the successor of Gnome-Art and lets you change your Gnome-themes (icon-, wallpaper-, splash-,...-themes) with one click. It is in an early stage and under development but it looks very promising already.

Announcing Apperi - The Linux App Store

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apperi.com: We are proud to announce the launch of the public beta of apperi.com. A new linux app store for Debian and Ubuntu users. Apperi.com currently supports users of Debian 4 & 5 as well as Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04 with a total of 119,295 packages.

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AN EARLY VIEW OF GTK+ 3.16

We’ve had long-standing feature requests to turn scrollbars into overlayed indicators, for touch systems. An implementation of this idea has been merged now. We show traditional scrollbars when a mouse is detected, otherwise we fade in narrow, translucent indicators. The indicators are rendered on top of the content and don’t take up extra space. When you move the pointer over the indicator, it turns into a full-width scrollbar that can be used as such. Read more