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This Cheat Sheet Makes Learning Your Way Around Linux Easy

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Linux Whether you're experimenting with Linux or making the switch, you'll need to get your bearings. This Linux cheat sheet runs you through common and helpful commands you'll need to know as you get comfortable with the command line.

The secret origins of Google's Chrome OS

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Google Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.

Linux Lately: openSUSE 12.3, New Distro, OpenMandriva

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Linux With Ubuntu sucking all the air lately, other distributions can't seem to get mentioned. Well, we can't have that when openSUSE 12.3 is just days away from public release and Jos Poortvliet offers a bit of a peak. Matthias Klumpp is proposing a new distribution and the voting has begun in OpenMandriva's Get a Face contest.

How two volunteers built the Raspberry Pi’s operating system

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Hardware When you buy a Raspberry Pi, the $35 computer doesn't come with an operating system. Loading your operating system of choice onto an SD card and then booting the Pi turns out to be pretty easy. But where do Pi-compatible operating systems come from?

Precise Puppy Is a Fast, Furious Distro

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Linux The latest version of Puppy Linux could easily win best of breed; it's got all the convenience and user-friendliness you would expect from its bloodline, but this Precise Puppy also possesses whippet-like speed.

Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

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  • Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL
  • A GNOME 3.8 Control Center like No “Other”
  • GNOME Classic Repeats History
  • Behold: The Birth of "GNOME Software"
  • My Impression of Gnome Situation

Debian Developers Prefer Teams and Git

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Linux Lucas Nussbaum has been crunching some numbers that lead him to conclude that "Debian is (still) changing." Over the years a few trends have emerged as Nussbaum demonstrates using and a data mining script.

A fresh litter of Puppy Linux releases:

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Linux Barry Kauler, the developer of the Puppy family of Linux distributions, has released version 5.5 of the Wary and Racy branches of the project. Kauler has also released version 5.4.91 of Quirky.

Fedora 18 + Cinnamon - Not bad

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  • Fedora 18 + Cinnamon - Not bad, more polish needed
  • LXpup – More Than Just Puppy Linux With LXDE
  • Fedora 18 – A Solid Distro with a Few Quirks
  • ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012: Very efficient & elegant
  • Sabayon Linux 11 review

Linus switches back to Gnome

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Software Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, has switched by the Gnome 3, saying the desktop's shortcomings can be fixed via the use of extensions.

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