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Is Desktop Linux Becoming Fractured as Open Source Matures?

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thevarguy.com: Until quite recently, the Linux world had, for the most part, only two major desktop environments: GNOME 2 and KDE. Fast forward to the present, however, and there’s an immense litany of different choices, all vying to become the new face of your open source operating system. To me, this shift signals a new paradigm in the world of free software.

Hail the penguin

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stuff.co.nz: Last year Linux celebrated its 20th birthday. The operating system began life as a cut-down version of the commercial Unix system, which turned 40 last year, and has become the largest distributed software development project in history.

Anaconda to the Rescue

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HowTos

agrimmsreality.blogspot: I've always been a fan of the flexibility of anaconda and kickstart not just for installing systems, but also for rescuing a system when something goes horribly wrong.

Switching From Windows To Linux Easy With Zorin OS

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makeuseof.com: Despite the many reasons why people preach the use of Linux, actually going through with the switch is a completely different story.

2012 Linux Computer Buyer’s Guide

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maketecheasier.com: With the coming of a new year, it is time to take a look at the Linux computer offerings and see which distributions you can get shipped to your doorstep.

Review: Installation and first Look: Fuduntu 2012.1

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ericsbinaryworld.com: Fuduntu started off as a customized Fedora install, but recently forked Fedora to create their own special distro that borrowed a bit from Ubuntu and a bit from Fedora. It has a very nice look when it first starts up and I almost forget that it’s Gnome 2.x:

Raspbmc - XBMC Linux Distribution For Raspberry Pi Announced

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ubuntuvibes.com: $25 credit card size ARM Linux PC Raspberry Pi is getting lots of love from community. Now a specific Linux distribution Raspbmc is being developed for Raspberry Pi.

Linux Format 155 On Sale Today - Discover Linux!

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tuxradar.com: If you`re looking for a way into the weird and wonderful world of Linux (by weird we mean being able to install what you want without being branded a pirate. LOOK NO LONGER! This issue holds your hand and guides you through those first tentative steps.

About Fedora 16

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cristalinux.blogspot: Before Fedora 16 was released, I was quite excited about all the features that were being planned for Verne. I was looking forward to installing both the GNOME and KDE versions. Unfortunately, I had my share of ISSUES.

Oracle Drags Microsoft, Red Hat Into Itanium Lawsuit Swamp

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wired.com: As Oracle and HP’s lawsuit over the doomed Itanium chip drags on like some Dickensian subplot, it’s time to introduce two new characters: Microsoft and Red Hat.

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