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Debian Tops Our Community Distro Poll

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fossforce.com: The results have been tallied and Debian got the most votes in our Community Distro Poll. We would call them the “winner,” but this wasn’t about winners and losers. It was about trying to reach a consensus on what we mean by the term “community distro.”

ROSA Recruits Fresh GNOME Desktop

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ostatic.com: ROSA has primarily been a customized KDE desktop distribution. But today the ROSA folks announced an officially supported GNOME 3 variation of their Fresh R1 release.

Who’s Winning the PC OS War? Who Cares?!

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Microsoft

drbill.tv: Linux or Windows is apparently not the question anymore… check this out! What has really destroyed Microsoft’s choke hold on the global personal computing market over the past 15 years hasn’t been a legal threat but a market shift.

Enlightenment E17 Stands A Chance For Fedora 20

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phoronix.com: Fans of the Enlightenment desktop / window manager may finally see the lightweight solution packaged for Fedora 20.

Crunchbang Movin’ on up

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larrythecrunchbangguy.wordpress: As I’ve said in the past, the DistroWatch.com listing of page hit rankings is a good way to see if one’s distro’s page is being looked at. With folks looking at the pages, one would hope that downloads and actual use of the distro would follow.

Linux for Workgroups and Microsoft's Open Source Relationship

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OSS

thevarguy.com: Is Linux 20 years behind the curve compared to Microsoft (MSFT) Windows? Certainly not, but that's what things look like on the surface in the wake of Linus Torvalds's announcement of plans for Linux kernel version 3.11, otherwise known as "Linux for Workgroups." And that makes this a great moment to reflect upon how much the Microsoft-Linux relationship has evolved, and warmed, over the last two decades.

Linux distro watch: UberStudent

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techworld.com.au: UberStudent has been built from the ground-up to be both educate its users and to deliver the tools necessary to succeed in tertiary education

Red Hat building's top has some seeing red

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abclocal.go.com: Raleigh's skyline got a bold new splash of color this month, and it has some people in downtown buzzing. Red Hat’s “cereal box sign,” the red billboard crowning the top of what is now known as Red Hat Tower, may be meeting controversy online, but officials at the open-source software company say they’re hearing nothing but compliments.

Differences Between Persistent Live USB and Full Linux Install on USB

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maketecheasier.com: Live USB is a good way of testing out Linux distro without making changes to your computer. Unknown to many, there is a data persistency mode in the Live session where you can make changes and save files to your USB drive and the data will persist even after shutting down the live session.

Slackware Turns 20

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ostatic.com: Slackware Linux turned 20 years old yesterday and no one gave them a party. Even I, who commonly remembered the illustrious distribution's birthdays in my now former column, had to be reminded by LWN. Well, that won't do.

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