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IPFire drops Reiser4 filesystem support

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h-online.com: IPFire, the hardened Linux distribution for firewall appliances, was recently updated to IPFire 2.11 Core update 61 and along with the enhancements, the developers announced that they are ending support for the Reiser4 filesystem

Zorin OS 6: The ultimate Linux distro for Windows users?

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cnet.com: Every once in a while I try some new version of Linux, some overhauled or updated "distribution" of the operating system that supposedly improves the user experience. And inevitably I get frustrated.

Kororaa 17: User-friendly KDE spin of Fedora 17

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I really liked Fedora though it feels a bit geekier than Ubuntu. But, Kororaa changed my view -

Carmack: Valve Support Is Great, But Linux Still Not A Viable Gaming Platform

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hothardware.com: If you've got 3.5 hours to kill, John Carmack's Quakecon keynotes are always fascinating. id games may not be the greatest titles around, but Carmack's knowledge and skills continue to shape the future of gaming across multiple platforms.

How to get your Linux feet wet with UNetbootin

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itworld.com: One of the easiest ways to start using Linux -- even before you've committed hardware to it -- is to run Linux in "live" mode. And one of the best ways to run in live mode is to build yourself a bootable USB drive using an excellent tool called UNetbootin.

Why Fedora?

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jaysonrowe.blogspot: There are lots of Linux distributions out there. What makes one choose a particular distro over any of the others?

Find 'Skater Tux' and Win Cool Linux Skateboard

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linuxfoundation.org: What happens when you combine the Linux community with a skateboard mecca? You get Skater Tux. We have a couple extra, so we thought we'd host a fun game in which two community members can be the proud owners of these wheels.

Perfect Storm Brewing: The Linux Desktop - Part Two

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linux-magazine.com: In “Perfect Storm Brewing: The Linux Desktop – Part One” I described some of the attributes that made for a low desktop penetration for Linux. Notice that not one of the issues was “ease of use” or “ease of porting applications”, but all had to do with installed base and volumes of systems being sold presently.

Kernel Log: Development of Linux 3.6 under way

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h-online.com: The kernel developers have added the VFIO userspace driver framework and a hybrid standby option to Linux 3.6. The 64-bit ARM code will be called "arm64" after all. The widely used software collection util-linux has been extended to include a range of new tools.

Also: First release candidate of Linux kernel version 3.6

Is usability breaking Linux adoption?

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idg.no: I have been a Linux user for a quite a number of years, actually, since I owned my first PC about four years ago. All through I have been using Fedora Linux , and it has not been an easy ride all along.

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