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Mint 15 freshens Ubuntu's bad bits

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theregister.co.uk: Mint is a relative newcomer to the world of popular desktop distros, but it has recently started to take the GNOME and Unity-hating Linux world by storm.

SolydXK: New Kid on the Linux Block Delivers Rock-Solid Performance

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linuxinsider.com: Young doesn't always mean immature. Offering both Xfce and KDE as desktop options, SolydXK is not only polished and fast, but its desktop choices deliver solid computing power and convenience. Rarely do I try a Linux distro that instantly makes me want to put it on all of my computers. SolydXK does just that.

The Best and Worst Features of Linux Desktops

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datamation.com: In any given week, I am likely to use two or three Linux desktop environments. Partly, I switch so often to keep up to date. But the main reason is that, whatever environment I am using, I soon become aware of its shortcomings and start thinking of another's advantages.

So, where does Linux fit into the post-PC world?

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zdnet.com: After over a decade of positive predictions by stalwarts, the year of Linux desktop hasn't materialized. Is it time to give up on the platform? I think not.

Fedora 19 Release Candidate Quietly Posted

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ostatic.com: The final release of Fedora 19 is due July 2 and a Release Candidate 1 was quietly released to testers in the early hours of June 25. Fedora's list of new features is never boring and version 19 follows suite. Let's see what's coming.

What would be my own ideal distribution?

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darkduck.com: There was a question addressed to me recently, after publishing the "Divergence in the distros" article. That made me think about the most perfect distribution I'd like to get, ever. Let me share these thoughts with you.

Linux Deepin 12.12 review

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linuxbsdos.com: This article provides a review of Linux Deepin 12.12, the latest edition of the popular desktop distribution published by Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd., China.

Red Hat workers bring energy to new downtown Raleigh headquarters

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newsobserver.com: Mike Esser, a six-year veteran at Linux software company Red Hat, is delighted that the company moved its headquarters from N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus to the center of the city.

City of Munich spreads the gospel of Linux with Lubuntu giveaway

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networkworld.com: Plans are afoot to have Munich's city government distribute 2,000 Lubuntu installation CDs to users with older Windows PCs, after Microsoft stops releasing security updates for Windows XP next year.

Attention Fedora 19 prerelease users

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  • Attention Fedora 19 prerelease users
  • Deutsche Bank Reiterates “Hold” Rating for Red Hat
  • Red Hat Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
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Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

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    Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.
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    Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has announced its membership with Automotive Grade Linux as its bronze member. This will enable Sasken to provide solutions to customers on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Sasken will provide product development and system integration services for automotive customers spanning in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), instrument cluster, heads-up display and telematics.