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Ubuntu Linux losing popularity fast. New Unity interface to blame?

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royal.pingdom.com: Don’t panic Ubuntu fans but your favorite desktop Linux distribution has fallen to fourth place in DistroWatch’s latest ranking.

The 5th Pillar of Fedora

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akurtakov.blogspot: Fedora's "Freedom, Friends, Features, First" pillars seems to be missing the most important one FUN.

Linux Mint Is a Refreshing Palate Cleanser

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linuxinsider.com: Like it or not, GNOME 3 is the new direction for the Linux OS. But that doesn't mean you have to learn a lot of new OS habits overnight. Two varieties of Linux Mint may be especially attractive for those making the transition.

Five Gifts for Linux Lovers

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zdnet.com: Know someone who really likes Linux? These gifts might hit the spot for this holiday season.

Interview: Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Project Leader

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Interviews

raphaelhertzog.com: It’s been one year since the first People behind Debian interview. For this special occasion, I wanted a special guest… and I’m happy that our Debian Project Leader (DPL)—Stefano Zacchiroli—accepted my invitation.

Red Hat Hiring interaction designer

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linuxgrrl.com: Red Hat is looking for a talented, Linux & free software-friendly interaction designer to work with me on making Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux easier to use.

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” Review

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maketecheasier.com: Linux Mint has always been known as the great alternative to Ubuntu. In fact, after Ubuntu implemented the Unity desktop, many people switched ship and flocked to Linux Mint.

Kernel Log: real-time kernel goes Linux 3.0

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h-online.com: The patches for real-time support are now based on a much more recent kernel version. AMD and Intel have released new graphics drivers.

Linux Hardware: External SATA Drive Dock (USB3)

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Hardware

gnuski.blogspot: I recently purchased an External Drive Dock for work; this allows me to plug 2 SATA drives into my USB3 card, power on the dock, and mount (up to) two internal hard drives as if they were normal USB drives.

Fedora 16 Verne with Gnome 3 - Absolute disappointment

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dedoimedo.com: I want to emphasize that this review is about Fedora WITH the Gnome 3 desktop and not just a separate review of the Fedora operating system as a bare-bones beta-quality technology demonstrator of the RedHat family.

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