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The Linux Professional Job Quest: 4 Real-Life Tales

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Their tales are as varied as the ways in which their systems are used, but the common thread among Linux professionals' career arcs is that they took matters into their own hands and made things happen. Here are their roll-up-your-sleeves stories.

Desktop Linux is dead? I thought it was thriving

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networkworld.com: Let's hold off on the moratorium on desktop Linux, at least while it's still so useful.

Also: How would you fix the Linux desktop?

Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (Part 2): Networking

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h-online.com: Smaller buffers are designed to help avoid bufferbloat. "TCP Fast Open" promises to speed up HTTP connections. The netfilter infrastructure can now use userspace programs to help with connection tracking.

Exclusive Interview with Mo Duffy, Red Hat IxDesigner

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Interviews

core77.com: Mo Duffy is a senior interaction designer at Red Hat, a billion dollar company that is the world's leading open source and Linux provider. I met Mo this past spring when we spoke on a panel at SxSW.

Why Linux Will Never Suffer From Viruses Like Windows

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Security

hothardware.com: There seems to be a recurring phenomenon in the technology press, where any trojan that affects Linux or Macs becomes front page news. On the other hand, trojans that affect Windows are mostly ignored.

Red Hat Explains What Enterprise Linux is All About

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serverwatch.com: What's the difference between a community Linux distribution and an enterprise Linux distribution? That's the question that Tim Burke, vice-president of Linux Engineering at Red Hat, answered during a keynote address at the LinuxCon conference.

Linux Mint 13 leaves sour aftertaste

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networkworld.com: Linux Mint 13 (Maya) was recently released in three versions, KDE (new), Xfce, and Gnome-Cinnamon. We tested each version separately and while we still like Mint, we're accumulating a nagging list of bugs -- some of which are the fault of Ubuntu, and some are the twists that Linux Mint takes on its own.

If Linus Torvalds Got Hit By a Bus Would Linux Die?

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serverwatch.com: 21 years ago, Linus Torvalds first created Linux. Since then, the open source project has grown to become a major force in the server, mobile and embedded operating system space.

Linux 4.0 Coming in 2015?

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internetnews.com: Linus Torvalds took stage tonight at the LinuxCon conference in a panel discussion about the state of Linux. Lucky for me they took questions from the audience via Twitter - though apparently i was the only one that asked questions over Twitter...

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
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