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Mint 11: The "Un-Unity" Ubuntu desktop Linux

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zdnet.com: Like Ubuntu, but don’t like its new Unity interface? Then give Mint 11 a try.

Fedora 15 Spins Custom Linux Distros

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serverwatch.com: From some use cases, a one size fits all operating system doesn't fit the bill. That's where customized operating systems can come into play, with Linux being a key enabler.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Linux World Domination

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lxer.com: A whole lot of things, actually, among them the fact that Linux has become the engine that runs somewhat over 90% of the world's supercomputers, Linux servers now handle a large fraction of all traffic on the Internet, Linux powers major stock markets all over the globe, and the Android surge is currently swamping iDevices of all sorts. But then there's the desktop...

What Not To Expect From The Linux 2.6.40 Kernel

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phoronix.com: Since the release of the Linux 2.6.39 kernel on Thursday, Linus Torvalds opened the merge window for the Linux 2.6.40 kernel and it will stay open until month's end. While the 2.6.40 kernel will bring several open-source graphics driver improvements (performance improvements, Intel Ivy Bridge support NVIDIA Optimus, etc), new hardware enablement, and other enhancements, there's a few features that you will not find in this next major Linux kernel release.

Mageia 1 RC1, as seen by a two-year Mandriva user

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After installing the Mageia 1 Cauldron Beta 2, updating it to RC1, and using it for a brief period of time, I would like to compare it to Mandriva 2010.2 in terms of performance, ease of use, and general feel.

Linux: The Source of All Desktop Innovation

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lunduke.com: Almost every ounce of real innovation happening in the world of Desktop Operating Systems… is happening on Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 406

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: OpenIndiana - there's still hope
  • News: Fedora 15 declared gold, CentOS 6 release imminent, Attachmate's openSUSE commitment, Arch Linux release update, sneak peak at Kubuntu 11.10
  • Questions and answers: Frustrated with lack of "polish"
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, MeeGo 1.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 15
  • New additions: DoudouLinux
  • New distributions: SecUntu
  • Reader comments

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

Should Your Business Remaster Its Own Linux Distro?

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earthweb.com: As things stand now, there are more Linux distributions available than most of us know what to do with. However, there are still instances where going along with the crowd and using a ready-made distribution might not be the right fit for your company.

INX : Command line and console Linux Live CD

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linuxaria.com: Whether you’re a fan of the command line or the novice I recommend you to do a test with INX (INX Is Not X), this is a minimal Linux distribution that has the characteristic of not having any graphical desktop.

Review: Zenwalk 7.0

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Zenwalk is a distribution based on Slackware that uses Xfce as its primary DE, though other WMs such as Openbox are also available.

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