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Fedora Dropping Official PowerPC Support

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ostatic.com/blog: Fedora 13 will bring a lot of interesting new features when it's released in late May, but also interesting is what's going to be missing. For example, official support for PowerPC. So what happens now, and what's the right thing to do for users on niche platforms?

Fragmenting Linux is not the way to beat Apple

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cnet.com: In an attempt to copycat Apple's hardware-plus-software vertical approach to the mobile market, the Linux industry is fragmenting fast and risks undermining its best chance for beating the iPhone.

Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers

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redhat.com: This is the third post in our blog series highlighting cool features slated for Fedora 13. Our first spotlight looked at the enhancements in NetworkManager, and the second covered the innovations planned for Python developers. With this blog, we’re focusing on a feature that affects everyone.

Is Linux a Religion?

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elevenislouder.blogspot: What was amazing, is that as well written as the article was, the first responder, Gavin, reminded me of one problem within the community itself. Dogma. Instead of just admitting a failure in Linux, the responder unleashed a torrent of freediot-style emotional responses such as "Well, heck, it is not like Windows has a great history lately with its audio stack, either!

Kernel Log: New stable kernels and drivers

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h-online.com: While new stable kernel releases seem to have become somewhat less frequent, they now include more changes. Although the most recent version of AMD's proprietary graphics drivers finally work with X Server 1.7, NVIDIA's drivers already work with version 1.8.

Microsoft’s Got Nothin’ – The Patent “War” Against Linux

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Microsoft
Legal

everydaylht.com: In the last three years, Microsoft claims to have entered into over 600 licensing agreements with companies small and large over alleged patent violations in "Linux". One consistent feature of all these agreements is that their contents are unknown.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 353

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at CDlinux 0.9.6
  • News: Mandriva for sale, RHEL 6 kernel genealogy, Ubuntu "Unity" desktop, KDE 4.4 in Debian and Slackware, Sabayon daily builds, Unity Linux with Enlightenment, Astaro update troubles
  • Questions and answers: Linux hardware support
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010.1, DEFT Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010.1 RC
  • New additions: Quirky
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux-Based Peppermint OS One Ships

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eweek.com: The team behind the cloud-based Peppermint OS flavor of Linux announces the availability of Version 1.0 of the technology.

Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance

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Security

securecomputing.net: A lack of knowledge and awareness about how to use Linux mail servers could be contributing to the disproportionately large number of Linux machines being exploited to send spam, according to new Symantec Hosted Services research.

Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks

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Microsoft
Mac

phoronix.com: Now it is time to see how Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 compete with one another.

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