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Mageia Beta1 in pictures

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After getting my desktop back, I picked up Megatotoro's challenge and installed Mageia Beta 1 to give it a short test drive. Instead of writing extensively about it, I will show you some screen captures.

Bodhi 1.0

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: I know that some folks will roll their eyes and probably think “do we need yet another freaking Ubuntu derivative?” Well yes, I think we do. There’s always room for another good distro and Bodhi Linux is definitely a good distro.

LinuxCon North America Keynote Speakers

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  • The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon North America Keynote Speakers and 20th Anniversary Gala
  • LinuxCon Lineup Reflects Reach of Linux
  • The Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit: A Recap

Kogan goes Linux crazy with Android devices, Ubuntu netbook

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com.au: After becoming famous more than two years ago for promising to bring an Android smartphone to the Australian market, Kogan Technologies has released and Android tablet, PVR and new notebooks running Ubuntu Linux.

Linux - Is It Still Standing Strong?

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tech2.in.com: Windows has been predominantly the OS of choice for most of us. Linux too has been around and it has struggled on the desktop space. Things haven’t turned out as well as Linux hoped. I have been on both sides for long periods of time. There is no denying Linux’s success on the server side of things. Many expected Linux to be an easy replacement for Windows, but for a number of reasons, it hasn’t been so.

Universe studying Linux supercomputer powered up

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computerworlduk.com: The University of Portsmouth has deployed what is being branded as a "cost effective" high performance computer (HPC) to analyse data from telescopes around the world, and simulate and test current theories about the universe.

Zorin OS Finds a Home on Rotatable Notebook

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Hardware

ostatic.com: An email arrived earlier today announcing the new Zorin PC. Just as it sounds, it's a computer shipping with Zorin OS.

Linux – How I Got Here… and Where I’m Headed

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noctslackv1.wordpress: Sometimes, we all have to look back down the path we’ve taken to more fully understand that path that lies ahead.

Twenty Years of Linux according to Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

zdnet.com: In an interview, Linus Torvalds talks about Linux’s multiple 20th birthdays and life with Linux.

Elementary ‘Jupiter’ – A Slick, Easy-To-Use Operating System

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makeuseof.com: Looking for a beautiful, functional operating system? Check out the first Elementary Jupiter OS. This Linux-based operating system is designed from the ground up to stay out of your way so you can simply use your computer.

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