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Why Linux is ready for the desktop today

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zdnet.com: Over the years, the question “is Linux ready for the desktop” has been raised time and time again. While desktop Linux adoption has yet to go completely mainstream, recent indicators show that a major change is underfoot.

A Possible Amarok Replacement: Gmusicbrowser

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I have used Amarok for over 3 years I think, but I decided to look for another music player. And I'm very picky when it comes to music players, so I tested: Rythmbox (obviously, it comes with Ubuntu), Jajuk, aTunes, the new Exaile and Banshee, Songbird, Guayadeque and GMusicBrowser

10 ways the Linux desktop improves the user experience

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve always worked with a Windows or Mac desktop, you may not know what you’re missing. Jack Wallen says the Linux desktop offers numerous advantages worth checking out — from efficient and flexible design to superior update systems.

PC World pulls Linux netbooks from stores

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zdnet.co.uk: Jeremy Fennell, PC World's category director, said in a statement on Monday that all the netbooks in PC World's stores will feature Microsoft Windows.

DockbarX: Experimental Dockbar for Linux

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DockbarX is a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation with some "experimental" features compared to Docbark (it is not a fork of Dockbar, but a branch of DockBar holding new "experimental" features).

Fedora 11: Raise thy Mighty... Finger?

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Interviews

jaboutboul.blogspot: Authentication is an aspect of computing which many take for granted. What's all the fuss? In the following Q&A session with Bastien Nocera, long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man.

Review: PC/OS 2009v2a

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raiden.net: PC/OS is an interesting distro in that it comes in three forms: Open Desktop, Open Workstation, and Open Server. I think the general idea here is to create three different version of the distro that are designed to meet the needs of the three core groups of users.

Review: SimplyMepis 8.0

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ericsbinaryworld.com: SimplyMepis is a Debian-based distro developed by Warren Woodford who believed that Mandrake Linux was too hard for new users. He believes users should be able to listen to MP3s, use Adobe Flash, and so on. So let’s load her up into VirtualBox and see how it goes.

An acquaintance with Arch Linux

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brajeshwar.com: Simple does not mean ‘newbie friendly’, instead it means that the system is structured in such a way that a user can easily configure it to his liking by changing simple configuration files and installing just what he needs.

Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

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