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Red Hat: plenty of sales, but no media strategy

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itwire.com: A media release from Red Hat, trumpeting the take-up by Australian oil and gas company Santos of its enterprise distribution, tells us one thing about the company.

Sabayon 6 to be Released this Week

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ostatic.com: As some might recall, I've been running Sabayon for a couple of years now and enjoying it very much. What some may not realize is that although the Sabayon team issues periodic releases, it is probably primarily a rolling release distribution. But for those that don't perform regular updates or new users that wish a test drive, it appears the release of version 6 is planned for this week.

The Century of the Linux Desktop

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blog.eracc.com: As a fan of Linux I am not going to switch to something else voluntarily. I can and will admit that Linux distributions and FOSS packages all have flaws and need work. I care about software freedom as much as I care about software usability.

Red Hat and Santos Offer Up Case Study on Linux Cost Savings

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ostatic.com: A funny thing happened to Red Hat--the poweful purveyor of support and services surrounding Linux--over the past couple of years as large open source-focused companies such as Novell and Sun Microsystems became acquisition targets for big software companies:

Spotlight on Linux: Mageia 1

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linuxjournal.com: Mageia represents the magic one can find if they harness the power of community with a good codebase and selfless coordinators and developers. Mageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux, a worthy distribution in its own right.

Peppermint Two: Faster, slicker, and easier than ever

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linuxcritic.wordpress: It’s been a little over a year since I reviewed the first Peppermint OS, and while I liked the first effort on this new project, I’ve been really looking forward to Peppermint Two. Well, my wait was over as of last week.

ClearOS - Now for Workstations Too

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ostatic.com: I was going to tell you good readers about ImagineOS, but it didn't seem to like my video card. So instead I decided to try out the new ClearOS alpha. ClearOS used to be a server system, but the upcoming 6.1 release will also provide a suitable desktop environment. It's based on Red Hat Enterprise, so I thought it might be interesting.

Mac, Linux users still miss out on E-tax

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zdnet.com.au: The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently revamping its technology strategy to bring it up to date with the needs of customers, but Mac and Linux users hoping to use this year's DIY E-tax software will be once again left out in the cold.

Linus Torvalds threatens to cut off ARM

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linuxuser.co.uk: Increasing disquiet in the kernel community as ARM tree grows out of control. Linux User’s Rory MacDonald investigates…

Bodhi Linux review

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techworld.com.au: It seems that as yet there is no agreed upon acronym for Ubuntu-based Linux distributions — Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative (YUAD), perhaps?*

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today's leftovers

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