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Crunchbang 11 Waldorf review

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Linux Time for my annual abuse. As you all know, the Crunchbang community loves me, and they dedicated five pages of their forum space for my Statler review, which they loved so. Now, it's time for another test, the 64-bit version of their latest release, known as Waldorf, still officially labeled beta.

Young Mageia Linux Distribution Surges in Popularity

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Linux As we prepare to enter a new year, the big names that have dominated the Linux world for the past decade–Red Hat, Canonical/Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE–are unchanged. But they may be joined in 2013 by a newcomer to the open source channel, Mageia Linux.

Which Distros Work on New Windows 8 Machines

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Linux Which distribution can I download and install that will just work out of the box on my new certified Windows 8 machine? That's a question many Linux users, new and otherwise, are probably asking themselves about now. Thank goodness Matthew Garrett stepped up to the plate with a post to let us know.

2012's 5 Most popular Linux stories

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Linux From Goobuntu to Mint to Windows 8, the un-Linux, here are the year's most popular Linux stories.

Linux now on 42% of consumer computing devices – happy birthday Linus

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Linux As we say happy birthday to Linus Torvalds today, he should be a happy chap because Linux is now the dominating OS on consumer computing devices. According to IDC and Goldman Sachs, as reported by the Seattle Times, Android (which is based on Linux) runs on 42% of all consumer computing devices. How can that be?

Puppy Linux 5.4 Review – New Dog, New Tricks

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Linux Puppy Linux is designed as a very small Linux distro to run on old hardware, or other low power machines. Usually based on Slackware, the new release of 5.4 now comes in two flavours, including an all new Ubuntu 12.04 spin of the distro.

Linus Torvalds Celebrates Today 43 Years of Uptime

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Linux Linus Torvalds is one of the most influential people in the Linux world and among the most active figures that promote open source as a real alternative.

When should you switch to or install a new Linux distribution?

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unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: When should you switch Linux distributions? The easy answer is never, especially when the current Linux distribution you're running at home or on your server is working as smoothly as James Bond's pick-up lines.

9 Major 2012 Events That Will Influence the Linux Desktop in Coming Years

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Linux 2012 was a lively year on the Linux Desktop, with the promise of more to come next year.

Five reasons 2012 was a great year for Linux

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Linux There's no doubt that there have been challenges for the free and open source operating system over the course of 2012—the Secure Boot challenge comes immediately to mind—but so, too, have there been numerous successes.

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    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Earlier this year, Puppet Labs rebranded as simply Puppet, and also named its first president and COO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who came to the company from VMware, where he was a senior vice-president. Now, at PuppetConf, the company has announced the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build, which "automates the container build process to help organizations as they define, build and deploy containers into production environments." This new set of capabilities adds to existing Puppet functionality for installing and managing container infrastructure, including Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, among others.
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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/42
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