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Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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OSS

groklaw.net: Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

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linuxmint.com: The mintCast team has announced a “Wallpaper Challenge.” Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper and win prizes. First and second place will win a laptop.

Sabayon 5.1 Gamers Linux Screenshots

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beginlinux.wordpress: I’ve used and reviewed the Gentoo-based Sabayon many times before and have been very impressed with the Live CD’s out-of-the-box functionality. I was quite excited to crack open Sabayon Linux 5.1 “Gaming” for obvious reasons.

A decade of Linux

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blogs.computerworld.com: Between Linux-powered netbooks and Google's Chrome OS, by 2019 perhaps even that will have changed. After all, who would have thought in 1999 that Linux would have quietly become so prevalent throughout computing? Let's take a look at this last decade.

Happy Birthday, Linus

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linuxjournal.com: Today is the birthday of Linus. Although that's essentially a private event for him, there's an interesting historical link to the creation of the Linux kernel, too.

Psystar halts sales of Mac cloning tool, will peddle Linux PCs

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Hardware

computerworld.com: Mac clone maker Psystar last week indefinitely suspended sales of its only product, a $50 Mac cloning tool. The company also said it would resume selling systems "in the coming days." Those machines will run Linux rather than Mac OS X.

15 game-changing Linux moments of the decade

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techradar.com: If you were sat at your Linux computer one dark evening in late 1999, things would have been considerably different. But things have changed. Linux is now an operating system anyone can install and use, and it's growing stronger every year. Here's how it happened.

It's the eye of the beholder

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toolbox.com/blogs: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all look at different operating systems through our own personally tinted shade of rose coloured glasses. What we see in an operating system may not be what another person can see.

Sabayon 5.1 : Another good KDE distribution

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arijitsarkaronline.wordpress: We all know KDE4.3 rocks! It is the greatest release from KDE developers that really just works. After switching my laptop to KDE from Gnome (thanks to great OpenSUSE 11.2 release) all of my hate for KDE4 has gone. Now it’s time to move on … because in Linux world you simply can’t stop your progress.

BrowserLinux: a Linux distro with a browser, and nothing much else

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havelaptopwilltravel.com: Ok, so I guess you’re pretty excited for Google’s entry into the operating system market with Google Chrome OS. I don’t know how anyone could get pretty excited over an OS running a web browser and nothing else, but if you’re into cloud computing and you would want to have a feel of what Chrome OS might turn out, you should try BrowserLinux.

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