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Fedora 19 Linux Will Be Called Schrödinger's Cat

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internetnews.com: The voting is done and we now have a name for Fedora 19 Linux which will be out sometime in early 2013.

Students learn Linux

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thehindu.com: More than 200 students from schools and pre-university (PU) colleges in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Kasaragod participated in competitions based on open-source software in a city college on Thursday.

Magiea 3 is Shaping up with Alpha 3

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ostatic.com: After a bit of a delay Mageia 3 Alpha 3 was released yesterday. This offering brings several improvements, new security checks, and upgrades, but unfortunately for the impatient, no new artwork.

Kernel Log - Coming in 3.7 (Part 1): Filesystems & storage

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h-online.com: Linux 3.7 introduces a range of Btrfs performance improvements. The kernel now supports the SMB data exchange protocol that recent Windows versions use, and it offers discard functionality for software RAIDs, which is important for SSDs.

U.S. Retains Supercomputing Crown as Linux Dominates

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  • U.S. Retains Supercomputing Crown as Linux Dominates
  • 94 Percent of the World's Top 500 Supercomputers Run Linux

Red Hat feuds with Rising Tide Systems

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Legal

techeye.net: A row has erupted between two Linux distributors with one of them accusing the other of breaching the GPL.

Buyers Surprised By Coolness of Linux Powered Refrigerator

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Gadgets

muktware.com: The Linux powered refrigerator is alive, and wants to run all your internet-enabled apps. Samsung has developed a custom Busybox Linux for their $3500 refrigerator.

FOSS: A Linux Conversion

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eracc.com: My friend Jerry is 70+ years young. Jerry has also been a client of mine on and off over the past several years for on-site support calls at his home office. Recently he was telling me how his aging Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP was running so very slow it was frustrating. We all know the story.

Interview: Linus Torvalds – I don't read code any more

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h-online.com: I was lucky enough to interview Linus quite early in the history of Linux – back in 1996. His trips to Europe are somewhat rare, and I took advantage of the fact that he was speaking at the recent LinuxCon Europe 2012 in Barcelona to interview him again.

Open Source Could Clean Up US Elections

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: Open source software could be a paradigm for a national voting system in the United States that could still allow states and counties to customize and adapt the technology.

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Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra Suite 2.9.11 now available

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