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You know you’re a CLI addict when

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kmandla.wordpress: Your graphical desktops rely on terminal emulators for mundane tasks. I show that with a little bit of hesitation. I usually reserve console-based applications for machines that really need it.

Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in new Movie Streaming Service

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ostatic.com: Linux users have long searched for a way to legally watch premium movies on their computers with little luck. Even local video rentals or delivery services require the use of software that isn't legal in the US. Well, Amazon.com has come to the rescue.

Judge guts suit against Sony for killing Linux in PS3

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theregister.co.uk: A federal judge has dismissed all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the deficiencies.

The OpenPC project: Ready-made GNU/Linux Machines

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The Open Desktop communities Open-PC project is now offering three different models of open computers with turn-key GNU/Linux and KDE installations based on OpenSUSE (or Ubuntu). These systems could provide real competition with pre-installed Windows or Mac computers.

Paving the Last PC with Debian GNU/Linux

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mrpogson.com: My wife was the last holdout but even she could no longer love/hate XP after it slowed down for the umpteenth time and started freezing daily. Re-installing that other OS did no appeal to me.

Bodhi Brings Enlightenment to Linux Desktop

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thevarguy.com: Fans of Enlightenment — the window manager, not the intellectual movement — have a treat to look forward to as Bodhi Linux, a new Ubuntu- and Enlightenment-based distribution, nears its first stable release. In anticipation, we gave Bodhi a spin. Here’s what we found.

Challenges facing Linux on the desktop

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openswitch.org: I’ve been an avid proponent of Linux on the desktop since 2006 when I first burnt Ubuntu to a CD and booted from it. Yet even as we look back at the past half decade and admire how far Linux has come, there are two key hurdles preventing Linux from being more widely adopted on the desktop.

Background: German Foreign Office drops Linux

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h-online.com: The German Foreign Office will migrate its desktop computers from Linux back to Windows. However, no truly compelling reasons for the decision appear to exist.

My kind of rewards card

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openattitude.com: Though I probably don’t need another credit card, this one’s a little different. Instead of racking up points for me, my new MasterCard sends a portion of each and every purchase I make directly to The Linux Fund — supporting projects…

Raleigh, NC—the world's first open source city

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opensource.com: I started pondering what qualities would define an open source city a few months ago when my friend Tom Rabon mentioned it to me one day. I was curious how the city I live in, Raleigh, NC, could attract other open source companies and be the world's hub for open source and a leader in open government. How could Raleigh be the open source capital of the world, similar to what Silicon Valley is to technology and Paris is to romance?

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