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The Bully In The Linux Schoolyard

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linuxplanet.com: There are plenty of people who have offered explanations for why Linux thrives anonymously on servers and as Android on smartphones but lags behind on the desktop. Though reasons abound, at least one significant one is a self-inflicted wound: the Terminal Bully.

Red Hat tops list of hottest IT security certifications

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networkworld.com: Three of the top 10 IT certifications in terms of demand among U.S. employers are security related, according to Foote Partners, a consultancy that tracks IT employment trends. These include the Red Hat Certified Security Specialist – which ranks as No.2.

$169 Linux tablet… sortof

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Hardware

hackaday.com: The Insignia Infocast is a $169 simple media device being sold at Best Buy. Marketed as a way to share photos and run Chumby apps, hackers are starting to release packages to extend its features.

Linux distributions need fresher drivers

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h-online.com: Some Linux users want to have a stable system without constant updates, while others always want to have the latest versions so they can get drivers for new hardware. A multistage approach with two "current" distributions might be a solution.

aptosid 2010-02 released

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aptosid.net: sidux redux aptosid ISOs are available for download. Featuring kernel 2.6.35.4 and KDE 4.4.5, it is a nice upgrade to current sidux.

Fedora defers systemd to F15

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lwn.net: The meeting summary from the September 14 FESCO meeting (click below) states that the project has decided to ship Fedora 14 with upstart, giving systemd one more development cycle to stabilize.

Linux Mint 9 Xfce

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Last week I looked at the Debian version of Linux Mint. This time around I’m going to cover the Xfce version.

Linux For a Green Desktop

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Software

linuxaria.com: Thanks to your choice of Linux operating system you are already on the philosophical choice closer to nature:

Open source, helping the children of the future.

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: The children today have it lucky. These days children have iThis and iThat as well as cell(mobile) phones, netbooks, laptops and the now common desktop pc. The problem with these is that the exploration potential of these devices is very limited.

Mid-Day US Stocks Alert

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  • Mid-Day US Stocks Alert: Red Hat Sliding
  • Jaffray Downgrades Red Hat to Neutral; Sector Call & Current Valuation
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