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Scorecard - Linux Mint 13 and Mageia 2

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zdnet.co.uk: It has taken a few days to get both of these distributions loaded on everything I have around here, but I finally have it done, and I can write up a quick summary of the results.

Debian Project News - May 28th

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Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Distro Review: Linux Mint 13 “Maya” Cinnamon Edition

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tuxtweaks.com: On May 23, 2012, Linux Mint 13 "Maya" was released. There are two desktop flavors available, the MATE Edition and the Cinnamon Edition. MATE is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop since the GNOME project has abandoned GNOME 2 in order to work on GNOME 3 development. Cinnamon is a project started by Linux Mint in order to include a classic GNOME 2 style interface in a GNOME 3 environment. Both of these flavors are available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

Red Hat Earnings: Two Months Later

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fool.com: It was about two months ago when the now $10 billion open source software provider Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) blew up – in a good way - for shareholders. The company had just released fiscal Q4 numbers and tech geeks everywhere were all aflutter. Revenue was up – again – and management guidance for the balance of 2012 and 2013 was unwavering.

Linux Mint 13 Rallies Behind Gnome

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  • Linux Mint 13 Rallies Behind Gnome
  • Five Things to Look Forward to in Linux Mint 13 'Maya'

Mageia 2 Released

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zdnet.co.uk: Just two weeks after the Release Candidate, the final release of Magiea 2 was made available today. Mageia is a spinoff from the Mandriva distribution, which was created by a group of Mandriva developers and contributors because of the uncertainty about the future of Mandriva.

Why Free Linux Games Won’t Cut It

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tech-faq.com: Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation recently mused on the topic of non-free games on Linux, and unsurprisingly he rejects them, even though admitting that they “might encourage users of the games to replace Windows with GNU/Linux”.

What's new in Linux 3.4

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h-online.com: The new version sees a number of important changes affecting graphics drivers. The x32-ABI promises the advantages of x86-64-CPUs without the overhead of 64-bit code. Btrfs is reported to be quicker, and Yama prevents processes from accessing each other's allocated memory.

World's 'simplest' Linux laptop reaches the UK

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computerworlduk.com: French firm Ordissimo is bringing “the world’s simplest laptop” to the UK, a small family of Linux-based computers aimed at the population of holdouts who find conventional PCs and the online world that comes with it too complex to bother with.

SolusOS 1 Eveline Review

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gnuman.com: SolusOS is a Debian “Stable” based distribution that uses GNOME 2 as its desktop environment. SolusOS is also an installable Live distribution.

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8 Best Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

New Linux users are always confused about choosing a best Linux distribution to start with. As there are hundreds of Linux distributions so it might always be a confusing part. But I'll help you choosing the right Linux flavour to start your Linux exploration. In this article, I'll walk you through a list of 8 Best Linux distributions for new Linux users. But before all of that, I suggest you throwing out all the misconceptions about Linux, such as Linux is only for geeks or developers. Linux is for everyone. As I always say, "When Linux can run Google, Facebook, Amazon, it can surely run your home computer as well." Read
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NVIDIA 367.44 Stable Linux Driver Released

While the NVIDIA 370 Linux driver series is currently in beta, the 367 driver series has been updated as the latest long-lived branch release. The Pascal-based TITAN X, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, and GTX 1060 6GB are now officially supported... That's just with regards to proper product detection as I've been using the GTX 1060 fine on earlier driver releases, etc. Read more Also: Nvidia 367.44 Driver Adds TITAN X (Pascal) and GeForce GTX 1060 Support to Linux

OpenIndiana Operating System Gets MATE 1.14 Desktop Environment, New ISOs

Alexander Pyhalov from the OpenIndiana development team was happy to announce the availability of the latest MATE 1.14 open-source desktop environment for the Solaris-derived operating system. Read more