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Myth: Linux only has 1% market share

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Linux Opponent’s of the Open Source and or Linux community are quick to point to reports that claim that Linux only has a 1 percent market share or a little over. What is the truth about the adoption of Linux?

A prickly questionnaire

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: When people see my OS, they always ask the question "What version of Windows is that?" I answer that I use Linux and most of them look at me as if I had spoken a word in some sort of an alien language.

Lightweight Distro Roundup

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  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 11 – PCLinuxOS LXDE
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup – The verdict

The Many Faces of Linux

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Linux Linux may have started out small, but it’s grown by leaps and bounds. Today, Linux can be found on everything from a home wireless router to the gigantic mainframe in the data center.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

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Linux The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

WTF is Unity Linux? A self faq-interview thing

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spiralofhope.wordpress: So it occurs to me that I’ve never really sat down and talked about Unity Linux. I’ve engaged in bunches of discussions and have even popped in on some early forum posts when Unity Linux was just conceived, so that I could correct things.

Maturing as a Linux Systems Administrator

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Linux We had a visit from a vendor the other day, one who sells high end Unix hardware. The meeting was informative, and overall went well. While I was walking the vendor out of the building, he turned to me and told me how learning his version of Unix would really help me as I matured in my profession.

Are You Intimidated By Breakfast Cereal?

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Linux An article by Graham Morrison for Tech Radar UK this past week struck a bit of a raw nerve for me. " The trouble with Linux: there's too much choice." To Mr. Morrison and all the others who have written articles like this one I say: Hogwash!

Debian 7.0 to be called "wheezy"

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Linux We will continue to use Toy Story character names for squeeze's successor. The next release will be called ``wheezy.''

Finding more women to speak at Ohio LinuxFest: success!

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ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: With a little outreach effort, and embracing diversity as a core value, the Ohio LinuxFest has successfully recruited more women to share their experience at OLF.

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