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From Windows to Linux Part One: The Newbie

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wired.com: For almost three years, I’ve been using a HP netbook for all my computing needs. That includes surfing the net, writing emails, watching movies, blogging at GeekMom and my personal blog, and beginning my first novel. The workload was causing the little thing to die a slow and most unnatural death. There were huge lag times waiting for sites to upload or for Works to save.

Also: From Windows to Linux Part Two: System 76

Best Educational Linux Distributions

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junauza.com: The technology that is currently being used in schools is not the best course of action when it comes to introducing kids to computers. Not only are closed-source software and operating systems expensive, they also alienate the students from the ideals of sharing and freedom.

GNOME opts for pristine GNOME OS dev environment

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itworld.com: The GNOME Project is coming away from its annual GUADEC conference with a new goal for itself: creating a new operating system on which to develop apps. But is GNOME OS an indictment against current Linux application development practices?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 469

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distrowatch.com: Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It has been an interesting week for the open source community, especially in the realm of desktop interfaces. The Common Desktop Environment was released as open source software, Debian is switching its default desktop to Xfce and the GNOME team is planning GNOME OS.

Snowlinux 3 Crystal Review: With Gnome 2

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot.: True that Linux world is going through a rapid change. There are three types of Gnome based distros I see. Snowlinux 3 Crystal too falls in the third category - a Gnome 2 desktop with Linux 3 kernel.

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon: Not Quite There Yet

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darkduck.com: Linux Mint has never been my favourite. Nevertheless, it is impossible to avoid news about this operating system, because it is widely discussed. There are several reasons for this.

Also: Linux Mint 13 KDE Review: Most complete KDE I've seen

Kernel Log: Major overhaul of Nouveau

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h-online.com: The kernel driver for NVIDIA graphics chips is undergoing a major overhaul. KVM is now available for MIPS. The new "lslocks" lists locked files and displays the programs that locked them.

ZaReason UltraLap 430 is the first Linux Ultrabook

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Hardware

geek.com: Dell might be preparing to offer its XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 this Fall, but Linux boutique ZaReason has beaten them to the punch by putting the UltraLap 430 up for sale. It’s the first Ultrabook on the market that’s shipping with Linux.

Steam on Ubuntu could hurt gaming on Linux

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networkworld.com: So seeing a big company like Valve throw resources into the Linux software world is a big win for all of us. Here’s the problem: The Steam store is not coming to Linux in general.

Fuduntu review

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linuxandlife.com: I have never used Fuduntu before and at the first glance, I thought it is just a derivative of Ubuntu with Fluxbox. But then I checked again and realized it is based on Fedora and the name is Fuduntu.

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Fedora: The Latest

  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space
    This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders. Coming out of this week's event were at least positive moments to share for both Arch and Fedora developers. The Arch snaps package guy made progress on snap confinement on Arch. Currently when using Snaps on Arch, there isn't any confinement support, which defeats some of the purpose. There isn't any confinement support since it relies upon some functionality in the Ubuntu-patched AppArmor with that code not yet being mainlined. Arch's Timothy Redaelli has got those AppArmor patches now running via some AUR packages. Thus it's possible to get snap confinement working on Arch, but it's not yet too pleasant of an experience.
  • PhantomJS 2.1.1 in Ubuntu different from upstream
    At the moment of this writing Vitaly's qtwebkit fork is 28 commits ahead and 39 commits behind qt:dev. I'm surprised Ubuntu's PhantomJS even works.
  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
    Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.