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Kororaa 15 Unleashed

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Linux "The first stable release of Kororaa 15 (codename "Squirt") has been released and is available for download, in 32 and 64 bit with KDE 4.6 and GNOME 3." This is second release of the Fedora-based distribution since development resumed in late 2010.

Red Hat Q2 Profit Rises - Quick Facts

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  • Red Hat Q2 Profit Rises - Quick Facts
  • Red Hat net jumps 69%
  • Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Results

Microsoft milks Casio for using Linux

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Linux In the latest news from the tech world's ongoing global hunt to find someone to sue over/deal with on patents, Microsoft has signed a licensing agreement with Casio.

Building the Ultimate Modern Linux Desktop

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Linux Despite what we've read in various Linux articles lately, there's a world beyond Ubuntu and their Unity desktop experience. Fact is, you can actually still stick with Ubuntu if you choose to and not feel obligated to use their choice for a desktop experience.

UEFI secure booting (No Linux for You)

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Microsoft The UEFI secure boot protocol is part of recent UEFI specification releases. It permits one or more signing keys to be installed into a system firmware. Once enabled, secure boot prevents executables or drivers from being loaded unless they're signed by one of these keys.

DtO: Every Linux desktop user can identify...

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Pardus Linux 2011.2 Has Been Released

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Linux Gökçen Eraslan proudly announced last evening, September 19th, the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the popular Pardus 2011.2 Linux-based Turkish operating system.

The Linux desktop is dead. Long live the Linux desktop.

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Linux The traditional Linux desktop is going no-where fast, but it’s mobile and Web-based brothers, Android and Chrome OS, are kicking rump and taking names.

The Model For Windows 8 Is Linux

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Microsoft I have made an important conceptual mistake in my recent coverage of Microsoft (MSFT) and its Windows 8 launch.

Also: Microsoft signs Linux patent-protection deal with Casio

Happy Birthday Mageia!

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Linux Yesterday, September 18, was Mageia's first birthday. It was one year ago that a fork of Mandrake Linux was announced. From the start Mageia decided to take a new tack in distribution development.

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