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Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

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computerworld.com: I'd love to see viable alternatives to the current mainstream operating systems. The PC market stands ready to be revolutionized by something new. But is Linux the agent of change that can do all of that? Not yet, I'm afraid.

Listen Music Player 0.6.5 Released!

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Listem Music Player 0.6.5 was released yesterday and it comes with many changes and fixes:

Paul Frields on Fedora 12 and beyond

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linuxforu.com: Two months after the launch of Fedora 12, we spoke to Paul Frields, Fedora Project Leader at Red Hat, about how this release has been received by the community, and what is in store for the next.

Windows: Choice But No Choice

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lxer.com: In the area of window managers Linux users are completely and totally spoiled rotten. We constantly debate the merits of one desktop environment/window manager over another. I wish Windows users had this problem, but they don't. Why? Because they have no choice.

A fork is not a bad thing

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kmandla.wordpress: It has happened again, so I have to wonder again: What’s the reason for a sudden, vitriolic knee-jerk reaction to the idea of someone forking a distro?

If Novell gets bought, will Red Hat follow?

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news.cnet.com: Elliott's proposed acquisition of Novell promises to shake up the software industry, which has grown a bit staid in the past year or two. But what will it mean for Red Hat, and for the broader open-source software industry?

Kernel Log: Stable kernels analysed, Linux without firmware, new graphics drivers

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h-online.com: The development of Linux 2.6.34 has started and is causing heated discussions on the LKML. LWN.net has analysed Linux 2.6.32.9 for security fixes and found almost twenty of them. Linux-Libre removes proprietary files from the kernel, and new graphics drivers for Radeon cards offer numerous improvements.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 344

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at PC-BSD 8.0
  • News: Ubuntu unveils new desktop theme, KNOPPIX releases 6.3 CeBIT edition, openSUSE adds LXDE desktop to install media, multicd.sh
  • Questions and answers: RHEL 6, useful shell tips
  • Released last week: Elive 2.0, Linux From Scratch 6.6
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2, Fedora 13 Alpha
  • New additions: Lubuntu
  • Reader comments

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

Elive 2.0 'Topaz': The Gem That Comes At A Price

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: DIFFERENT is good. Different is refreshing, interesting, challenging. Elive 2.0 is different, but that does not necessarily mean that you are going to be happy with it.

Saving PCs from viruses - the Linux way

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blogs.techrepublic.com: This past week we were inundated by PCs with viruses. Either people were bringing their infected machines to the office or calling us to come and get them. It was a madhouse. It wasn’t until I pulled out all the stops, with the help of my good old friend Linux, that I was able to finally say goodbye to those infections. But how?

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