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Fedora 13

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software-latest.com: After the release of Ubuntu 10.04, is now the turn of Fedora developers to make front-page news, with a new version of their distribution. Fedora 13 is recently launched that comes loaded with news features and is one of the most popular Linux distributions.

Linux Mint 9: Fast, Stable, and Beautiful

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itnewstoday.com: It’s been a long time since I last looked at Mint, and a lot has changed since. After Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was released, I thought I would take a look at Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” to see what they are doing with the latest Ubuntu base.

Netbooks are doing just fine, thanks largely to Linux.

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Brad Linder’s liliputing.com reported last week that netbook sales were slowing, partly due to the rising tide of tablets and also because the lines are blurring between netbooks and more powerful but equally small thin and light laptops.

GNU/Linux *Does* Scale – and How

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computerworlduk.com: As everyone knows, GNU/Linux grew up as a project to create a completely free alternative to Unix. Key parts were written by Richard Stallman while living the archetypal hacker's life at and around MIT, and by Linus Torvalds – in his bedroom.

Top 10 Linux Security Tips for System Administrators

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HowTos

blog.taragana.com: Like every other Operating System Linux not free from security issues. These issues can be anticipated and averted only with suitable preventive steps.

Ubuntu 10.04 vs Fedora 13

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Spring is a lovely time of year, when the flowers bloom, the birds sing and community Linux projects release the fruit of their winter labours. Specifically, the Fedora and Ubuntu projects come to the end of their six-month cycles.

Three floppy-based distros

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kmandla.wordpress: This might sound strange, but I generally don’t endorse the floppy distros that are still available here and there on the Internet, and as a general rule, still work fine.

Ode to Summer, Fixer-Uppers and $10 for Courage

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linuxinsider.com: Yes, it is possible to build a Linux computer out of spare parts for next to nothing, but not every Linux fan believes it's a great idea. "Setting someone up with Linux on a junked computer will just set them up to hate Linux," argued Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson.

First look: Fedora 13 from Red Hat

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infoworld.com: It seems like a million moons ago that Red Hat announced the demise of Red Hat Linux in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and embraced the Fedora project as the testing ground for its commercial releases. Last week marked the 13th Fedora release in nearly seven years.

Zonbu Desktop Mini Review

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Hardware

reviewboard.com: It’s a clever concept, if not exactly a fresh one: Sell or give away a PC, then make your money on a monthly subscription fee.

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