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Kahel Linux: Yet Another Philippine-made Distro

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Linux A proof that Linux on the desktop is very much alive and is growing in popularity here in the Philippines is the birth of yet another distro named Kahel.

Intel Moblin 2.1 Preview

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Linux Intel has provided an early development preview of the Moblin 2.1 operating system, which we briefly tested out on a Samsung NC10 netbook. Here are the screenshots and a few more details.

The Linux Desktop - The View from LinuxCon

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Linux I have just finished up three days at LinuxCon in Portland, put on by the Linux Foundation. Overall, I would say it was a great success.

That Dream Formerly Known as the Linux Desktop

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Linux I will never again refer to the Linux Desktop in any of my writings beyond this post. From now on, it's the Linux User Interface.


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  • LinuxCon: Linux Success In the Key of Desktop
  • LinuxCon coralls community, clouds, challenges
  • Shuttleworth: Don't Give Up the Linux Desktop
  • Open Letter to Mark Shuttleworth
  • Shuttleworth's Three Methods to Improve FOSS Development

Why IBM won't Do Desktop Linux

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Linux Bob Sutor, IBM's VP of open source, seemed to once again throw desktop Linux under the bus this week at Linuxcon:

Red Hat CEO vs. Torvalds: More Linux features don't equate to bloat

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Linux Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst disagreed with Linus Torvalds’ contention that Linux has become bloated. Whitehurst said that Linux is growing and becoming more full-featured. The bloat will come when features are added that no one wants.

Change Ctrl + Alt + Delete Behavior To Open System Monitor, in Linux

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There are 2 ways of changing Ctrl + Alt + Delete behavior to open System Monitor: one if you are running Compiz, and one for Metacity, only to use if you are not running Compiz.

How is your Linux time spent?

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Linux I have just recently moved my home computer's Linux distribution from Debian to Gentoo. While I was in my switching process I had a revelatory observation. I will call it the inverse speed law Smile. It goes like this:

HP launches Linux-fiddling support group

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Linux Hewlett-Packard is making an effort to support non-commercial Linux distributions on its servers and other vendors' business hardware. But you wouldn't know it from the black hole of fanfare regarding its new collaborative portal.

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