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Pardus 2011 Review

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cristalinux.blogspot: Just a few weeks back the fabulous Turkish distro Pardus released its latest creation, Pardus 2011. It's been quite a while since the last release went live, so I was eager to give Pardus 2011 a spin.

DreamPlug: Tiny Linux Computer That Looks Like A Power Plug

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Hardware

technabob.com: Wouldn’t you want a teeny tiny computer with no video card? Well if you do, then you can be very happy because the DreamPlug will start shipping later this month. The DreamPlug is a small computer that almost looks like a power plug.

Red Hat joins push against software patents

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Legal

businesswire.com (PR): Red Hat, Inc. has continued its efforts to improve the U.S. patent system and to challenge poor quality software patents. Red Hat joined a large group of companies in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court which explained that the burden of proof applied to invalidate patents impedes innovation and should be changed.

Conversion Tales From the Land of Linux

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linuxinsider.com: "At a previous job, the boss asked that I get the new hire up and running quickly, so rather than download and install a WAMP stack, perl, python, a c/c++ compiler, ftp client, mail server, ssh client, etc., I wiped down his machine and installed linux," recalled Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson. Though the new guy had never used Linux, "within a few hours he was up and running, writing code and testing it."

CentOS 6: interview with Karanbir Singh

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Interviews

oneopensource.it: CentOS developers are working hardly to release CentOS 6, the latest incarnation of the popular Red Hat rebuild, widely used around the world. We decided to make some questions about CentOS 6 status to Karanbir Singh, a long time CentOS developer, part of the CentOS Admin team, infrastructure team and responsible for the CentOS Build services.

No Debian for the Clueless

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jehurst.wordpress: It crossed my mind I could start a new project. Given Debian was about to release their newest — “Squeeze” 6.0 — and I wanted to install it on my laptop, it seemed I might write a few articles here about it. But it’s crazy.

10 Windows annoyances (that Linux doesn't have)

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Microsoft

techrepublic.com: From disappearing resources to cumbersome printing to mysterious application crashes, Jack Wallen has a list of Windows beefs that he says are simply not an issue with Linux.

Myriad Updates Come to Open Source Software

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Linux
Software

pcworld.com: January was a busy month for open source software, with numerous packages receiving key updates and improvements. Since so many have been released in rapid-fire succession, now is a good time to take stock of what we've seen so far.

Freedom or Ease of Use? A Note on Torvalds’ Strange Remarks

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soosck.wordpress: I’ve just stumbled upon a disappointing interview with Linus Torvalds which left me utterly confused about Mr. Torvalds views on GNU/Linux distributions. He is certainly a prominent figure and I always look up to him but I think he is much misunderstood about the goal of distros and especially about the role of Debian.

Disillusioned by the Community

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KDE
Linux
OSS

linux-blog.org: There are times when I don’t want to admit that I use and love Linux. …right now is one of those times.

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