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Five Best Linux Distributions

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lifehacker.com: Whether you're a beginner or you've been using Linux systems for years, you probably have an opinion on what the best distribution is.

Mageia 2 Beta 3 - A Preview

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zdnet.co.uk: Another Linux distribution with an upcoming release I have been looking forward to made a Beta release. Mageia Linux 2 is on a fast track now, with the final Beta released a few days ago, the Release Candidate due in less than two weeks, and the final release due two weeks after that.

An Interview With Linus Torvalds

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techcrunch.com: I had the opportunity to ask Linus a few questions by email. Hopefully I didn’t simply create a nerd version of The Chris Farley Show.

Should Fedora abandon release names?

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networkworld.com: Given the complexity of selecting a "safe" release name, should Fedora drop names altogether? This was a problem we ran into with openSUSE as well.

Beefy Fedora could use a dash of miracle whip

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theregister.co.uk; If you’re called Beefy Miracle, you better pack a punch. And when the Fedora crew christened their next Linux desktop, that was certainly the plan.

Mageia 2 Beta 3, Return of the Live CD

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ostatic.com: Mageia 2 Beta 3 was announced yesterday and with it came its final design and the return of the live media. After about a half dozen developmental versions, the Mageia team is finally in the homestretch of this their second major release.

Torvalds Receives One of World's Highest Technology Honors

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marketwatch.com (pr): The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux Creator and Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds is a Millennium Technology Prize laureate.

Programming effective reminders in GNU/Linux

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There are some nice sticky-note applications for Linux, and they're good places to write down reminders, like Ring Fred or Pick up a litre of milk. Unfortunately, sticky-notes are no help to me at all.

The story of BSD and open-source Linux

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BSD

sdtimes.com: On March 9, 1977, Bill Joy compiled the first version of Berkeley Systems Distribution Unix, known as 1BSD. This version was just an add-on to an existing Unix, however. Two years later, he released 2BSD.

Mark Shuttleworth casts doubt on Red Hat's long term relevance

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Ubuntu

theinquirer.net: THE FOUNDER of Linux vendor Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth has questioned whether Red Hat's pricing structure is viable for enterprise cloud deployments.

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Fedora News

  • New Taskotron tasks
    For a while now, Fedora Quality Assurance (QA) is busy with building Taskotron core features and didn’t have resources for additions to tasks that Taskotron runs. That changed a few weeks back when we started running task-dockerautotest, task-abicheck and task-rpmgrill tasks in our development environment. Since then, we are happy with the results of those tasks. We deployed them to the production instance last week. Please note that the results of those tasks are informative only. Let’s introduce the tasks briefly.
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    The results are in! The Fedora Elections for the Fedora 24 release cycle of FESCo and the Council concluded on Tuesday, July 26th. The results are posted on the Fedora Voting Application and announced on the mailing lists. You can also find the full list of winning candidates below. I would also like to share some interesting statistics in this July 2016 Elections Retrospective.