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Review: Arch Linux

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’ve been wanting to try Arch Linux for quite some time now. They seem to have a similar aesthetic to Gentoo in that the main mission of Arch is to build your operating system from the ground up.

New style of viewing google images in ubuntu with picture wall ...

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View Images Indexed By Google In Your Computer

State of the Union at Red Hat

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press.redhat.com: I’m kicking off my third year at Red Hat this month and would like to take a step back as we move into 2010 to reflect on the past year. In keeping with the U.S. presidential tradition of delivering a “State of the Union” address each January, I’d like to maintain a similar tradition at Red Hat and highlight some of our milestones from 2009.

The Free Software Way, by Richard Fontana, Esq.

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groklaw.net: Red Hat has a new website. I thought I'd introduce you to the website's rich content by posting an article from the Law section. It's by Richard Fontana, who is Red Hat's Open Source Licensing and Patent Counsel. He explains very clearly the legal rights that are implied by free, not just open source, software, and its extension to other areas, and why open source, while necessary, is not enough.

Too Many Linux Distributions?

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I had to deal with the "why are there so many Linux distributions? It's too confusing!" whinging again over the weekend. I've decided to succumb to the tide, and agree - there are too many distributions, and we should immediately start reducing them, to a target of ONE TRUE LINUX DISTRIBUTION.

The Ohio LinuxFest is excited to announce the 2010 keynote speakers:

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ohiolinux.org: The Ohio LinuxFest is a conference for the Free and Open Source software communities. Featuring talks by authoritative speakers, a large expo, tutorials, and more, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes Free and Open Source Source professionals and enthusiasts of all ages.

Is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: This is an aspect of FOSS that is regaining some measure of interest: for years, it was considered that writing production-ready FOSS meant lean and mean software. However, recent events have shown that, in the case of the Linux kernel, this is no longer exactly true: performance is dropping slowly yet steadily.

Linux in the Mainstream, Who’s Really to Blame?

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itnewstoday.com: Today while browsing I found this article where someone wrote about his frustrations trying to install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu and felt that the difficulty he had was a prime reason for the failure of Linux on the desktop. I was so completely annoyed after reading his piece that I thought I would post an “answer” of my own.

Mini-Review: Zenwalk 6.2

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I looked at Zenwalk 6.0 back in June and Zenwalk 6.2 is now out. I’m going to do a mini-review just comparing 6.0 to 6.2 to see what has changed.

10 important Open Source distribution criteria

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ghabuntu.com: Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

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