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The rise of the Linux hyper-distro

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itworld.com: Linux as a one-size-fits-all operating system may be fading into the background as new specialized distros assert themselves in consumer space.

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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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.

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