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"We're Linux" Video Contest Winners

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linux-foundation.org: The wait is over! After receiving nearly 100 entries from all over the world, The Linux Foundation is exceptionally please to announce the winners and runners-up for the "We're Linux" Video Contest.

Making the Future Happen In Linux

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linuxtoday.com/blog: Folks, you have the power-- you don't have to sit around all sad because Linux is missing an application or feature that you need. What you do is roll up your sleeves and help make it happen, because that is how Linux works.

The new faces of Linux - Feeling the Power

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linuxlock.blogspot: GNU/Linux is too hard for the regular user... It doesn't give me the applications I need... Linux won't allow me to network with my Windows machines...

Linux Supports More Filesystems With 2.6.30-rc1

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phoronix.com: Two weeks have passed since the release of the Linux 2.6.29 kernel that brought Intel kernel mode-setting, the Btrfs file-system, and many other improvements to the Linux kernel. Now though the first release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 2.6.30 kernel is now out in the wild.

10 Special Purpose Linux Distributions

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linuxhaxor.net: One of the several advantages of having many Linux distributions is that there is always one distribution that meets specific needs for a group of users with similar interests. Today we will share with you 10 such distributions.

Addressing the State of the Linux Union

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internetnews.com: Linux stakeholders gather to celebrate the community's successes -- and to sort out some fundamental disagreements.

Netflix loves/hates Linux

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dwasifar.com: The online mail-order DVD rental company Netflix launched an additional service a while back, whereby you can watch unlimited movies online. When I logged on to the Netflix site today, it offered a film about Linux. But you can’t watch it if you use Linux.

Linux Desktop Hardware Myths Explored

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itmanagement.earthweb.com: Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.

Linux desktop neglect

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computerworld.com: Why isn't Linux on more desktops? Here's the reason we don't talk about much: the Linux distributors don't encourage the Linux desktop.

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