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The Case for the /usr Merge

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Linux Fedora (and other distributions) have begun work on getting rid of the separation of /bin and /usr/bin, as well as /sbin and /usr/sbin, /lib and /usr/lib, and /lib64 and /usr/lib64. All files from the directories in / will be merged into their respective counterparts in /usr, and symlinks for the old directories will be created instead:

Katherine Noyes: I'm a Linux fan, and I enjoy helping to bring Linux to the forefront

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linuxblog.darkduck: If you have enjoyed two interviews I made with women in Linux world before, I am sure you will love this one too. I'll not talk too much in the beginning. Let me introduce my today's guest: Katherine Noyes.

Geography of GNU/Linux

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Linux GNU/Linux share for the past month (counting only GNU/Linux, MacOS and that other OS)

Linux Mint 13 gets back to desktop basics

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Linux Bucking the trend of increasingly experimental desktop interfaces, the developers behind the Linux Mint are adopting a simpler desktop for the next version of the open-source Linux distribution.

Arch Linux: Only the Hardcore Need Apply

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In search of a different distro (term of endearment for Linux distributions) to try, I decided to try installing probably one of the harder distros to install, Arch Linux over the weekend.

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.3 (Part 1) - Networking

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Linux Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel offers another way to team multiple Ethernet devices. Support for "Open vSwitch", a virtual network switch that was specifically developed for virtualised environments, has also been added. Byte Queue Limits are designed to reduce the latencies that cause the much-discussed "buffer bloat".

Answering questions of Debian users on various support channels

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Linux When you start your journey with Debian, you tend to have lots of questions. You’ll find some answers in various documentations but there always are remaining questions. Those can be asked on various support channels:

Linux turns 20: A student project has secretly taken over the world.

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Linux In August 1991, a Finnish student announced on Usenet that he was developing a free operating system for Intel's 386 processor. That same month, Tim Berners-Lee released the first code for what he called the World Wide Web, also on Usenet. Twenty years later and both projects have taken over the world: one very visibly – the Web – and one almost invisibly: Linux.

Linux for migrants: Zorin OS

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Linux Some Linux distributions try to find their own way in arrangement of the user desktop. Take, for example, Ubuntu with Unity. At the other pole are Linux distros which intentionally adjust their look to something familiar. Zorin OS is one of those.

Gentoo-based Toorox Releases 01.2012 GNOME Edition

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Linux Toorox 01.2012 GNOME was released on January 20. Toorox is a Gentoo-based binary distribution that installs additional software and updates from source. It ships with an easy and fast installer that results in a complete out-of-the-box system.

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