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Pearls before swine..

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torvalds-family.blogspot: My life isn't glamorous. I know that comes as a big shock to everybody, since geeks in general are seen as the crème de la crème of society. Not so.

Frugalware 1.4 Nexon

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Frugalware has always had a reputation for not being very accessible to newer Linux users or those who simply wanted an easy to use desktop version of Linux. This release goes at least partway to making this distro accessible to more users, but more work definitely needs to be done on the Frugalware installer.

London Stock Exchange Woes not Linux's Fault

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zdnet.com: The London Stock Exchange is having problems both its systems and on its Web sites, but it’s not Linux’s fault.

Debian Project News - February 28th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Madurai’s little wonder girl

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deccanchronicle.com: She could recite all the 1,330 couplets of Thirukural, a universal Tamil classical poem, at the age of three. She’s the world’s youngest Red Hat Certified Engineer. She was the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional — passing the Microsoft installing, configuring and administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional examination in 2008.

Upstream projects vs. Distributions

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fnords.wordpress: You can globally split open source projects into two broad categories. Upstream projects develop and publish source code for various applications and features. Downstream projects are consumers of this source code. Let’s try to find common ground.

London Stock Exchange website listed as virus attack page

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computerworlduk.com: The website of the London Stock Exchange has been inaccessible from Google this morning, after it was reported as a virus attack page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 394

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Wolfer Linux 2
  • News: Fedora - alpha delay and ARM beta release, Ubuntu vs Banshee controversy, Debian and its relationship with FSF
  • Questions and answers: Web browsers for Linux
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "KDE", FreeBSD 8.2, PC-BSD 8.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 2, Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Singularity Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Have You Ever Wondered How Your Operating System Got Its Name?

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howtogeek.com: Have you ever wondered what “XP” stands for or where “Ubuntu” comes from? Some operating systems get their names from obvious places, but others need some explaining. We’ve rounded up the most popular and well-known operating systems, as well as a few lesser-known ones.

Squeeze, Debian, and the FSF

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upsilon.cc/~zack: Dear FSF, thanks for your appreciation of Debian Squeeze achievements in getting rid of non-free firmware blobs. We still disagree on the overall freeness assessment of Debian, but I'm positive that steps like this one can further future collaboration, in the interest of both projects.

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