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Mint 13 Is Sweet, Refreshing and Cool

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linuxinsider.com: Linux Mint 13, the Maya release, is an impressive upgrade that builds on the progress found in version 12. It contains few additional innovations to the operating system. But it updates numerous core elements and provides more solid performance from the two new desktop interfaces introduced in Mint 12.

Linux UEFI compromise reasonable, still sucks

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itworld.com: Life is full of trade-offs, and many times they are not palatable for every side. Such was the trade-off proposed by Fedora developers this week to solve the upcoming obstacle of UEFI secure booting on Windows 8-certified machines.

Linux Mint Maya Vs. Windows 8!

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Microsoft

unixmen.com: Microsoft has shortly released the consumer preview of its flag ship operating system, Windows 8, that is evidently re-skinned to better suit touch-screen devices. Unfortunately, in attempting to revamp the OS, Microsoft has done some serious damage.

Linux Leads Server Growth

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campustechnology.com: While worldwide expenditures on server hardware declined in the first quarter, server unit shipments actually increased, led by double-digit growth in Linux-based systems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s Biggest Cloud Rival: CentOS?

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thevarguy.com: As Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) attempts to connect with cloud services providers (CSPs), the operating system seems to be facing surprise competition from a fierce rival. Microsoft Windows Azure? Nope. Ubuntu? Wrong again. The second coming of Unix? Not quite.

Linus Torvalds finds GNOME 3.4 to be a "total user experience design failure"

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Software

zdnet.com: I only dislike the latest version of the GNOME Linux desktop, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s primary inventor, hates it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 459

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First impressions of Mageia 2
  • News: Fedora updates, preparing for secure boot, Debian on Raspberry Pi
  • Questions and Answers: Improving software performance
  • Released last week: Fedora 17, Caixa Mágica 18, Grml 2012.05

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

Significant improvements coming in Linux 3.5

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h-online.com: Linus Torvalds published the first Linux 3.5 release candidate on Saturday night, although the official release email wasn't sent until Sunday afternoon.

Limbo On Linux Incites Humble Bundle Petition

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Gaming

zcint.co.uk: Over a hundred Linux gamers have signed a petition against the inclusion of non-native games in the popular Humble Bundle compilation in response to the appearance of LIMBO in the fifth such bundle.

also: The raw truth about Linux game ports

Fedora 17 Review

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  • Detailed Fedora 17 Review
  • Fedora 17 Enterprise Preview
  • Fedora 17 – Install Codecs, Drivers And Fonts In Under 5 Minutes!
  • "Fedora Utils" Adds Fedora 17 Support
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