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The Best Linux Distribution Will Be Invisible

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informationweek.com/blog: No, I'm not talking about the fact that Linux is effectively invisible on the desktop right now. Rather, this is about how the best Linux on the desktop won't need to even call itself that.

9 Great Gnome Themes with Ubuntu Repositories

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On his website there are the nine themes so far, all with very exotic names, usually some variation in colors and shapes. Most themes even come with a AWN themes.

The Holy Grail of Linux Is Shattered

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jehurst.wordpress: Linux is one giant hobby. The day it is owned and controlled, even if only in fiction, in the eyes of the consuming public, is the day it ceases to be Linux.

The 1% Solution: Cocaine, Statistics and the Linux Desktop

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linux-mag.com: Linux cracks 1% of the OS client market. But does this represent the path forward, or the beginning of the end?

UNIX network analysis

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In this tutorial learn about a number of different UNIX tools and techniques to diagnose Network problems

Top 7 reasons people quit Linux? How about 7 reasons to try it

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blogs.zdnet: Which brings me to my main complaint about Thomas’ approach, factual as it is: it just doesn’t address the fact that Linux is becoming more popular.

8 KDE 4 Distributions

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repasik.com: There are many KDE distributions, but some have refused to move to KDE 4 and have stayed with KDE 3.5 instead like Mepis, Sidux and Slax. Here is a list of KDE 4 distributions to help distro-hoppers with their searching:

Linux Desktop Market Share: Greater Than One Percent?

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earthweb.com: According to NetApplications, GNU/Linux now accounts for 1.02% of computer desktops. Alternatively, you might prefer -- as I do -- to question the statistic's accuracy, and look at other ways to estimate GNU/Linux's presence.

Linux And Politics Don’t Mix Well

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linuxhaxor.net: Yesterday, lead maintainer of one of my favorite Linux distribution, Linux Mint, made a blog post on the official Linux Mint blog asking people from Israel and sympathizers of their cause to not only stop giving donation to Linux Mint but also to stop using Linux Mint altogether.

5 Must Try Linux Distros

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blogpirate.org: I’m going to gather some well known info about these five popular Linux distribution to give you small preview of Linux operating systems. This is not a top five, rather five distributions I know about.

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