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Yep, There's A Linux Appliance For That

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crn.com: Purpose-built Linux distros are appearing faster than zombies in a first-person shooter. These systems exist today because someone has taken the trouble to do the work of assembling, installing and integrating the application stack, testing and debugging them and bundling them.

Is Linus' Law real?

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bress.net: Last week Coverity released a report showing that open source software has a lower defect rate than proprietary software. This of course has some folks claiming that Linus' Law works!

The Linux Setup - Terrence O’Brien, Engadget

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Interviews

mylinuxrig.com: I suspected Terrence O’Brien was a Linux user when I started noticing he seemed to be behind just about all of Engadget’s Linux coverage. It turns out I was right about Terrence. Not only that, he gets a lot of work done through his Ubuntu setup. Also, his dream setup is pretty great. I think I’m stealing it for my dream.

Multimedia: A Linux Achilles' heel

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Software

techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen takes on one of the problems with Linux as a desktop environment — multimedia. His most recent experiences collide with his past to conclude the Linux desktop does have an Achilles’ heel.

Sabayon 8.0: slightly burnt dessert

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darkduck.com: February 2012 brought us some fresh releases of Linux-based operating systems. Today I will tell you about Sabayon 8.0.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 445

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at SalineOS 1.6
  • News: Ubuntu on mobile phones and business desktops, Unity 5.4, interviews with Fedora's Robyn Bergeron and Mint's Clement Lefebvre
  • Questions and answers: Handling magnet links in Linux
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2012-02 "Phoenix Xfce", DragonFly BSD 3.0.1, Dream Studio 11.10
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 17 Alpha, Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1
  • New distributions: Arduloko OS, Terrible Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Mint Debian Edition - Big Changes on the Way

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zdnet.co.uk: There's good news for many, and perhaps bad news for a few, coming for Linux Mint Debian Edition. This has been one of my favorite distributions since it was first released, because it seems to me that it stars from the Debian GNU/Linux base and then adds all of the goodness of Linux Mint, without passing through Ubuntu.

Review: Archbang Linux

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ericsbinaryworld.com: Archbang takes the foundations of Arch (early access to software and rolling release) and the visual aesthetic of Crunchbang (using Openbox).

Fedora Scientific, an interview with Amit Saha

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floss4science.com: Our latest interview is with Amit Saha, responsible for Fedora Scientific, a Fedora based distribution geared towards scientists, students and professionals alike. The distribution is packed with software like GNU Octave, R, Maxima and many more. Give Fedora Scientific a spin! Enjoy the interview!

What I do

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Yesterday started out in uncharacteristically annoying fashion and, to be honest, I was counting on it to make a thrilling comeback to become a typically normal day sometime before mid-afternoon. No such luck.

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