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The Future of Fuduntu

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mylinuxrig.com: I was pretty sad when I heard Fuduntu was going end-of-life. It seemed like a very promising distro was being mothballed just as it seemed to be gaining attention within the Linux community. I reached out to Lee Ward, who handles communication for Fuduntu, about the future of the distro.

Is 'Linux' a Word Better Left Unspoken?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "The myth is that you have to know code or want to tinker with command lines to make Linux work," said blogger Mike Stone. "It's been that way since Linux was born, and no one will let the facts get in the way of a good tale."

Linux Potpourri: Slack Current, KDELyteDEsktop, and Sabayon systemd

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ostatic.com: I've gotten a bit behind the last few days and here are a few items I wanted to report about. Patrick Volkerding says Slackware Current is too current. Will Stephenson is developing a lighter KDE desktop. And Sabayon has implemented systemd.

Linux in 2013: 'Freakishly awesome' - and who needs a fork?

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theregister.co.uk: If there was a theme for Day One of the Linux Foundation's seventh annual Linux Collaboration Summit, taking place this week in San Francisco, it was that the Linux community has moved way, way past wondering whether the open source OS will be successful and competitive.

Knoppix Pulls a Lot More Than Its Own Weight

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linuxinsider.com: Like Puppy Linux, Knoppix is the Little Distro That Could. It's a handy, user-friendly product that can boot from a disc or USB drive. However, don't let that fool you into thinking it doesn't have a full contingent of features and abilities.

Debian.... The daddy of all distros?

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everydaylinuxuser.com: I have decided to review Debian. To keep the comparison against OpenSUSE fair I have used a live disk again and I have also decided to go for the KDE version. Whilst reviewing Debian I installed it fully to the hard drive of the Samsung R20 computer used for the OpenSUSE review.

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.9 (Part 3)

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h-online.com: Linux 3.9 includes drivers for new AMD graphics chips and for Intel Wi-Fi chips that are expected to become available this summer. Changes to the network subsystem will enable the kernel to be more efficient when distributing network traffic across multiple processor cores.

Also: The LinuxUser Kernel Column – 3.9 draws near

More experiments with Linux-only UEFI Secure Boot installation

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zdnet.com: UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot work perfectly well with only Linux installed according to the experiments I have conducted on my own PC.

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: I’m often asked what my “favorite” Linux distro is by readers. Well, if I have one, it has to be Linux Mint Debian Edition. LMDE has so much to offer Linux users since it combines the power of Debian with the elegance of Linux Mint. There really is something for everyone to love.

Review: Manjaro Linux 0.8.5 Xfce

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: It has been a while since I have reviewed Manjaro Linux. It used to basically be a dressed-up version of Arch. It has since matured a bit, in that now it depends only on its own repositories, though it does allow access to the Arch User Repository (AUR).

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