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'A Week with Windows 8' and Other Tales of Linuxy Virtue

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: Few would deny that the Seven Heavenly Virtues are all characteristics worth striving for, but lately the Linux blogosphere has afforded more than a few shining examples. Linux Girl would like to highlight two of them.

From Linux to OSX - 1 Year Later

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Mac

batsov.com: A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn’t a desktop Linux user anymore.

The History of Linux

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  • The History of Linux
  • First Attempt At Linux Kernel Secure Boot Support
  • Linux Multi-Monitor Support Could Be Improved
  • 10 Linux Strip Command Examples
  • Use head and tail to read text files
  • Going Linux #183

openSUSE, Fedora, Mageia, PCLOS, etc.

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  • OpenSuse 12.2 Screenshots
  • Trisquel GNU Linux, the “most Free” Gnome Distro
  • OpenSUSE 12.2 Gnome Review: Simple, elegant, stable
  • Fedora 18 postponed a third time
  • Kiwi Linux 12.08: Ubuntu Precise with Gnome classic
  • Fedora 18 Alpha Wallpaper
  • ROSA releases enterprise distribution
  • What money can buy Mageia
  • On the PCLOS 2012.08 KDE release
  • SolusOS Has Something Cool for Veterans, Novices Alike

Manjaro Linux 0.8.0

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planetoss.com: Manjaro Linux is based on Arch Linux. Arch Linux provides a very stable, speedy, customizable and up to date Linux environment but the users may need to edit some configuration files to get all these advantages. I’ve had a great experience with Arch Linux and long expected a distribution that can bring these advantages to the masses (like what Ubuntu achieved from Debian).

This Week in Linux: Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, More

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PCLOS
SUSE
Ubuntu

ostatic.com: There have been quite a few announcements to come out of the Linux world recently. Ubuntu and Mageia got a developmental release while openSUSE and Arch announced their newest versions. The PCLinuxOS team released their "KDE FullMonty" update and a new Slackware derivative popped up on the scene.

Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

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Hardware

pcworld.com: There seems to be no end in sight to the march of the tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs arriving on the market this year, and recently two more contenders were added to the mix.

Five things Desktop Linux has to do to beat Windows 8

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity?

Does openSUSE 12.2 support secure boot?

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SUSE
  • Does openSUSE 12.2 support secure boot?
  • UEFI Secure boot in Fedora: status update

The Linux Professional Job Quest: 4 Real-Life Tales

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Their tales are as varied as the ways in which their systems are used, but the common thread among Linux professionals' career arcs is that they took matters into their own hands and made things happen. Here are their roll-up-your-sleeves stories.

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Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?

GNU/Linux Leftovers

  • World Wide Web became what it is thanks to Linux
    Linux is used to power the largest websites on the Internet, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, and Wikipedia.
  • SFC's Kuhn in firing line as Linus Torvalds takes aim
    A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence. Torvalds' rant came on Friday, as usual on a mailing list and on a thread which was started by Software Freedom Conservancy head Karen Sandler on Wednesday last week. She suggested that Linuxcon in Toronto, held from Monday to Thursday, also include a session on GPL enforcement.
  • Linux at 25: A pictorial history
    Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more. Though its beginnings were humble, Linux has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. How did it get here? Read on for a look at some of the notable events along the way.