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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 526

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Technology is always changing and nowhere is that more apparent than in the realm of open source software. Open source projects and operating systems tend to be transparent, where anyone can read along on the mailing lists or observe the back-and-forth on bug trackers. This week we will be talking about software which is currently still in the development phase or on the cutting-edge, but should be making its way into mainstream distributions soon.

openSUSE 13.1 Beta Released with Btrfs Testing

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  • openSUSE 13.1 Beta Released with Btrfs Testing
  • Linux Still Needs Better OpenGL Debugging Support
  • Opensuse 13.1 Beta – first looks
  • Earnings Increase Expected for Red Hat
  • Pear OS 8 Linux Distribution Will Be Inspired by iOS 7

Linux kernel luminaries talk enterprise

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  • Linux kernel luminaries talk enterprise, embedded and why they're coming together
  • Linux Seeks Help From More (And More Diverse) Coders
  • Kernel Developers, Linus Torvalds Emphasize Diversity for Innovation
  • Torvalds worries about how Linux will handle end of Moore’s Law
  • Linux Foundation Welcomes New Members from Enterprise Software, Hardware and Services
  • Walking around LinuxCon 2013
  • Linux Is the Future… For Learning And Gaming?

Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Development at LinuxCon

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Linux Torvalds responds to a question about whether the U.S. government asked him to put a backdoor in Linux, and explains why he's a developer and how others can be.

Intel: The year of the Linux desktop is here

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Linux Intel CTO Dirk Hohndel sees Linux as the leading end-user operating systems - thanks to smartphones, tablets, as well as the rise of Chromebooks.

IBM's Linux Investment: A Look at Years of Commitment

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Linux More than a decade after initially pledging to invest $1 billion in Linux, IBM has announced it will invest another $1 billion in improving the operating system on its Power Systems. IBM initially began talking about investing heavily in Linux in 1999 and formally announced the earlier $1 billion figure and began investing in 2000.

some leftovers:

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  • Hewlett Packard brings Ubuntu to China
  • CloudOn Joins The Document Foundation Advisory Board
  • Sugar, A Desktop Environment For Kids
  • Ledger – A Powerful Command Line Accounting Tool
  • The Fedorian Desktop Dare
  • Legend of Dungeon Released
  • Alternate Applications For Your Kubuntu / Mint KDE
  • Video of Time-Saving Commands
  • How to Download Subtitles to VLC in Ubuntu
  • Freeciv 2.4.0 Released
  • Skolelinux 7.1 Beta 2 Available
  • camshot: You didn’t think it was possible
  • Why Open Source?
  • Mint Repositories will be down Sep 18
  • Government of Argentina Launches Linux Distribution
  • First Alpha for FreeBSD 10 Released
  • Lightweight Ubuntu Software Center AppGrid available
  • Iesabel - A New Unity3D Powered Hack 'n' Slash Released On Desura
  • SUPERHOT FPS Where Time Only Moves When You Do
  • When Chrome OS & Linux Mint Collide: The Basics of Cr OS
  • How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

How Linux defenders attack bad software patents before they’re approved

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Legal Despite the rise in the number of patent trolls launching lawsuits affecting open source software, there are some glimmers of hope. The America Invents Act that was signed into law in September 2011 has provided new ways to prevent the issuance of over-broad software patents that could fuel future lawsuits.

IBM Bets Big Again on Linux

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  • IBM Bets Big Again on Linux: $1B for Linux on Power Systems
  • Linux Directory Structure and Important Files Paths Explained
  • The Linux Foundation Releases Annual Linux Development Report
  • Tiny Core 5.0 Distribution Is Very Tiny and Powerful
  • Keeping your Red Hat Enterprise Linux current
  • FOSS and Linux Fuel the Future
  • Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton Demos Wayland Support on the Pi
  • Burning Circle Episode 131
  • How to check graphics card on Linux

Debian Project News - September 16th

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Linux Welcome to this year's sixteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

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