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Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated'

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news.cnet.com: Linus Torvalds, founder of the Linux kernel, made a startling comment at LinuxCon in Portland, Ore., on Monday: "Linux is bloated." Has Linux failed?

The Possible Futures of the Linux Desktop

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internetnews.com: IBM exec doesn't see Linux as being a drop-in replacement for Microsoft, sees the future in the cloud and virtualization.

Puppy Linux 4.3

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Puppy Linux is one of the better known distributions when it comes to Linux portability. Puppy has been around for a long time and version 4.3 was recently released.

eyeOS: Your Own Private Linux Cloud that You Control

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linuxplanet.com: Cloud computing is a relativity new computing concept where resources are provided via the Internet instead of on the local computer or network. One of these resources can be an entire operating system (OS), or at least Web applications that try to mimic Windows and other OSs. This resource is commonly referred to as a Web OS.

7 cool Linux projects

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tuxradar.com: As autumn begins, the nights start drawing in and you're no doubt itching for new things to do with your Linux box. Well, we asked our projects expert to rustle up 7 great things you can do on your penguin-powered machine.

Linux, not the cloud, will save schools

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computerworlduk.com: We know Gordon's Education Secretary Mr Balls has a long-term Orwellian fantasy whereby ICT is delivered to all schools from a centralised, Cloud-based app-store run by the Cabinet Office.

4 sites all new Linux users must bookmark.

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sinaisix.blogspot: More and more people are migrating to the world of Linux everyday. Most of them end up getting frustrated at the kind of learning curve they encounter. It is in this regard that I have compiled this short list of sites that can be helpful.

Creator of Splashtop Instant-On Technology Joins Linux Foundation

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linuxfoundation.org (PR): The Linux Foundation today announced that DeviceVM has become its newest member. DeviceVM is the creator of the award-winning Splashtop™ instant-on platform, which is powered by Linux.

Free Linux, Proprietary Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Recently, the Free Software Foundation announced its latest additions to its listing of open-source purist distributions. This lead me to thinking about both these distributions and the best of the distributions that go the other way and contain a great deal of proprietary programs.

Kernel Log - Devtmpfs in 2.6.32, more discussion about DRBD, new stable kernels

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h-online.com: The development of Linux 2.6.32 is in full swing – although the integration of devtmpfs into the main development branch has caused considerable friction. The integration of DRBD, which already seemed certain, is also being debated again.

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