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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 488

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Welcome to this year's final issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Perhaps the biggest talking point of the year, at least among Linux fans, was the controversial Unity desktop as promoted by Ubuntu.

Linux round-up: A bunch of Mints for Christmas

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Linux All the Linux Mint Editions have arrived just in time for the holidays - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce dekstops, and Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 6 with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.

Turn your Linux PC into a gaming machine

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Hardware Component compatibility is something the manufacturers will have to become more au fait with though, and we're going to investigate just how well the big players are doing right now.

CRUX 2.8 - The Inspiration behind Arch

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all-things-linux.blogspot: CRUX is a DIY distribution that is perhaps less know than others, but it is the inspiration behind the mighty Arch Linux as the distribution Judd Vinet was originally using.

Mageia 3, what’s on tap?

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Linux The first beta release of what would become Mageia 3 was made available for download a couple of days ago. So what applications and features will it have that will set it apart from previous editions and from other distributions?

How Linux reads your fingerprints, helps national security

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Linux Gunnar Hellekson has many awesome-sounding job titles. He's a clever chap with the ear of some pretty influential people, so we sar down with him for a chat.

The Great Thing About Dream Studio

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  • The Great Thing About Dream Studio
  • Geek 101: How to install Ubuntu
  • LMDE Update Pack 6
  • openSUSE AppStore is Awesome
  • Weekend Project: Become a Linux Contributor
  • Red Hat Beats Revenue Estimates, Acquires ManageIQ
  • Migration Stories, Part 2, Part 3
  • PC-BSD 9.1 released ahead of FreeBSD 9.1
  • The Best New Features of Ubuntu 12.10
  • Slackware Current Toolchains Upgraded
  • Red Hat Hiring Community Coordinator in Czech Republic
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 484
  • Podcast Season 4 Episode 24

F2fs flash-friendly filesystem integrated into Linux

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Linux Linus Torvalds has integrated code to support the F2fs filesystem into the Linux kernel's main development branch; this branch is currently used to prepare Linux 3.8 (1, 2, 3).

Elementary OS 0.2 Vs Pear OS 6 Vs LuninuX 12.10

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: Mac OS X always deserves a special mention in the operating system world, for being the most attractive (arguably) distro around. It is kind of an aspiring product for almost everyone I know - they want to own a Mac at the end of the day! Pear OS, Elementary OS (though beta stage) and LuninuX OS are closest to Mac OS X from the Linux world.

This Week in Linux: ROSA, Magiea, Mint, Gentoo

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Linux Things have been a bit busy in the Linux world this week. Besides openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 2 being released, ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 rolled off the assembly line, if not your tongue. Mageia released their lastest version 3 developmental ISO, better late than never. Linux Mint saw yet another spin release, this time the Xfce version and Gentoo marked the end of the world today.

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