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Linus Torvalds: Linux succeed thanks to selfishness and trust

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bbc.co.uk: Linux creator Linus Torvalds will find out later if he has won the Millennium Technology Prize and an accompanying cheque for about 1m euros ($1.3m; £800,000) from the Technology Academy of Finland.

A Modern Day (computing) Fairy Tale

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linuxaria.com: Once upon a time there lived a young squire (engineer) who learned to ride a seasoned horse (computer) with a trusted saddle (UNIX OS) for it was his job. While learning to ride, the squire learned to tweak the saddle (write scripts) to make the horse uniquely his.

Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" MATE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Linux Mint has been my OS of choice for the last 3 years now. I've been wanting to do this review for quite a while now.

Newegg: Installing Linux On Your Computer Is Basically The Same As Breaking It

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consumerist.com: One would think that Newegg, beloved electronics supplier to the world's geeks wouldn't have a problem with customers installing different operating systems on their systems after delivery. Heck, they should expect it.

Microsoft Loves Linux - as Long as It's Not Red Hat

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: Microsoft may find that users are fine to use CentOS on the Azure cloud but will still go to Red Hat and RHEL if and when they are seeking support.

The best Linux netbook distro?

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linuxandlife.com: Even with the rise of tablets and smartphones, many people still prefer netbooks as their portable computing devices. However, with so many Linux distros out there, choosing the right Linux distro for the netbook can be a tough task for a lot of people.

Debian Project News - June 11th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's twelfth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: Microsoft has made it so that Windows 8 approved PC can only run Windows 8. Fedora Linux has forged a way around it, but not everyone like their approach. Torvalds gives his thoughts on the issue.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 460

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at a new hat - Fedora 17
  • News: Interviews with PC-BSD and Slackware leaders, the ongoing secure boot saga, the status of multitouch on Linux
  • Questions and Answers: A tale of two projects
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 9, 2X OS 7.1

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

Dangerous Concessions: Red Hat, Fedora and the Secure Boot Shocker

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it's been a jubilant few weeks here in the Linux blogosphere. Late last week Linux Girl lifted her head to find the mood had shifted dramatically.

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more