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Open Source for America Welcomes The Linux Box as Latest Member in Advocating Open Source in the U.S. Federal Government

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Joining a broad cross-section of more than 1,000 companies, academic institutions, communities, related groups and individuals, The Linux Box is now part of Open Source for America, a unified voice for the promotion of open source in the U.S. Federal government sector.

Showdown: Fedora 11 vs Mandriva 2009.1

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thelinuxexperiment.com: After a couple of weeks of research I have finally narrowed down my choice to either Fedora 11 or Mandriva 2009.1 to use during the course of this experiment. The two distros are both very mature and feature rich which makes this choice extraordinarily difficult.

VDrift, TORCS, SuperTuxKart: 3 Free, Open Source, Cross-Platform Car Racing Games

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VDrift, TORCS and SuperTuxKart are 3 free, open source car racing games which run on Windows, Linux and MacOSX.

Torvalds bashes vendor-sec private Linux security list

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blog.internetnews.com: Torvalds has never really been a fan of the vendor-sec list. Vendor-sec is supposed to be a vendor only list that is not publicly available. It's supposed to ensure that vendors will have the time they need to make fixes.

Kernel Log – Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 3: Storage and file systems

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h-online.com: The experimental file system Btrfs, billed as the "next generation file system for Linux", should now be even faster. Libata drivers for IDE/PATA adaptors are pushing aside the IDE subsystem.

Linux Mint: Your Best Choice for a Desktop Linux OS

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makeuseof.com: Ubuntu has been heralded by many as the apogee of the user-friendly, consumer driven Linux distribution. But what if there was an even better alternative?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 316

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: The status of Intel video drivers for Linux

  • Tips and tricks: Running Fedora "Rawhide"
  • News: Ubuntu updates netbook remix interface, Novell assigns dedicated openSUSE team, FreeBSD sprints towards next release, LWN analyses recent CentOS troubles, updates on Foresight Linux and GoboLinux
  • Released last week: Parted Magic 4.4, Linux From Scratch 6.5
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 12 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2010 Beta
  • New additions: Dragora GNU/Linux, Firefly Linux
  • New distributions: PenaOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Happy sweet 16 Debian - where now?

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blog.internetnews.com: The Debian Linux distribution celebrates its 16th anniversary this week (official birthday is: August 16, 1993). It sure has been an interesting ride.

Red Hat Names 2009 Red Hat Certified Engineers of the Year

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businesswire.com (PR): Red Hat, Inc. today announced the five regional winners of its annual Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) of the Year contest.

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