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No thanks Google, we've got Ubuntu

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zdnet.com.au: You can email Linus Torvalds or Mark Shuttleworth directly and get answers to your Linux questions, sometimes within minutes or hours. Try that with whoever is in charge of Android or Chrome development.

Google announces Chrome OS

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zdnet.com.au: Google this afternoon announced the creation of the Google Chrome Operating System project, with the goal to build a Linux-based OS available for purchase on netbooks in the second half of 2010.

Netbooks Are Little Notebooks, and Linux on Netbooks Rocks

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linuxtoday.com/blog: This newfangled netbook phenomenon has brought with it a bit of confusion, which is understandable since it is so new. The EeePC 701 launched the modern netbook craze, a tiny little low-powered thing with a 7" screen. It ran a stripped-down Linux, and at two pounds and $399, it quickly won many hearts.

Interview with Ksplice Co-Founder

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Interviews

linux-mag.com: Ksplice is an amazing new technology which allows patches to be applied directly into a running kernel, without needing a reboot. Linux Magazine talks with co-founder and Chief Operating Officer and discusses the origins of the project and what it has to offer.

Rumours of critical vulnerability in OpenSSH in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Security

h-online.com: A posting on the Web Hosting Talk forum is feeding speculation about a critical security vulnerability in the OpenSSH server in CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Palm Pre Dances Nicely with Linux

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linuxplanet.com: Summer releases of the latest smart phones from Apple, Blackberry, Google and Palm have excited geeks all over the world. The big question on the mind of Linux users has to be "Can I sync my Linux machine and my cool new phone?" We decided to find the answers specifically for the new Palm Pre.

Install VLC 1.0.0 Final In Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora

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Final as in 'non release candidate', obviously there will be versions like 1.0.1 and so on. For Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora installation instructions, read on.

RIPLinuX and TestDisk Made My Day - Recovery was Possible

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: The day before yesterday something fateful happened. I laid my hands on my brother's refurbished notebook to install PCLinuxOS 2009.2 MiniMe, and by mistake deleted all the partitions.

Use Gnome-Do To Control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2 [Full Howto]

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This is a full tutorial that explains how to use Gnome Do to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2. It includes: how to install Gnome Do, how to make Rhythmbox use multiple sources for the library, what keyboard shortcuts to use to control the music player behavior. The article introduction:

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Fedora 21 review - Uh, not again

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OMG! GNU/Linux @ Walmart.com, sort of…

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Confessions of an open source purist

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