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Peppermint Ice resuscitates an elderly Thinkpad

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linuxtrends.com: Bucking the trend toward ever beefier and bulkier Linux distributions, the Peppermint OS project recently unveiled the first release of a lighter-weight variant of its small-footprint Linux OS.

Najarian Says Red Hat May Be Acquired

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tmcnet.com: Fast Money's Jon Najarian said there is speculation that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) may be acquired, and as a result, its options and common stock are active today.

directions - openSUSE and Fedora

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: Interestingly enough, in parallel to our discussion about where we're going, Fedora is also discussing strategy.

Be A Part of Linux Journal's 200th Issue!!!

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linuxjournal.com: The 200th issue of Linux Journal is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun if all of you could participate!

The Linux Sweet Spot

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ostatic.com/blog: To be successful on the next wave of Internet devices, the Linux price point has to go lower. Imagine the seventy-five dollar touch screen Linux tablet that does one thing, browse the web.

Does Linux Offer Too Much Choice?

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linuxinsider.com: Linux doesn't offer too much choice, "but it may not organize its choices well enough," says Slashdot blogger David Masover. The ideal situation "is to provide sane defaults so that people aren't forced to make choices --

Why Linux Should Never Win

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itworld.com: When I attend the Ohio LinuxFest this weekend, a recurring theme at the conference was what do we do with Linux now that we’ve won?

Are you happy being second rate?

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toolbox.com: The computing world is pretty much divided into three unequal slices of Π. The turtlenecked sweaters, two piece suits and the all sorts. I am of course referring to Apple, microsoft and Open Source Smile

Linux distro Sidux reborn as aptosid

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h-online.com: "Sidux is dead" - reads the latest news post on the Sidux web site. However, Sidux fans have no cause for despair because the Sidux Linux distribution is now reborn as aptosid.

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