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Richard Stallman’s Opinion On Dual Booting – “Defenestrate It”

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Linux We all know that Richard Stallman has some very strong, serious and unconventional views on software freedom. Well, someone decided to ask him his view on dual booting Linux with Windows. His reply?

Shouldn't Linux embrace DRM?

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  • Shouldn't Linux embrace DRM?
  • Can Linux and DRM ever coexist?

Preupgrade Fedora 14 to Fedora 15

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  • Preupgrade Fedora 14 to Fedora 15
  • Fedora Board’s Town Hall
  • Annoying QA fails: NetworkManager
  • NetworkManager Downgraded

Linux Mint 11 Review

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Linux These few weeks has seen the rise of different creative and radical ideas like Unity and Gnome-Shell. However it does not mean that you have to be forced to switch to these new interfaces. Ubuntu and Fedora have taken that decision. If you are one who doesn't like this approach and would like to stick to the good old gnome 2.32, then Linux Mint is a Distro you must definitely try out.

What is the sense of gNewSense?

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OSS Linux is famous for its freedom. Freedom is in its blood, to be precise - in its license. There are 2 types of free things which are usually considered: 1. Free as beer. Linux OS costs you nothing to license. 2. Free as freedom. Linux OS can be modified by yourself any way you like.

Fedora 15 KDE: When New Old Is Better Than New New.

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  • Fedora 15 KDE: When New Old Is Better Than New New.
  • Fedora Blogs Going Bye-Bye?
  • Is Fedora 15 Faster Than Ubuntu 11.04?

Linaro Rapidly Hitting Linux Milestones

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  • Linaro Non-Profit is Rapidly Hitting Embedded Linux Milestones
  • Linaro: Now a Year Old, the Linux Effort Begins to Deliver

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 407

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Thoughts on inverted jellyfish, or my week with SimplyMEPIS 11.0
  • News: Best features in Fedora 15, prolonging agony of Linux Mint, Mageia 1 ready for launch, interview with Mark Shuttleworth, Gentoo weekly newsletter, Tiny Core Linux GUI installer
  • Questions and answers: LibreOffice versus
  • Released last week: Fedora 15, Linux Mint 11, Zenwalk Linux 7.0 "GNOME"
  • Upcoming releases: Mageia 1, Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 1
  • New additions: Suriyan
  • New distributions: AnikOS, Zenix OS
  • Reader comments

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

Tasting some Peppermint Ice

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Linux Lately, I’ve been running into a bit of a problem. My main laptop is getting old. I’ve had it for over four years and while it’s definitely not ready for the scrapheap, I’ve really begun to outgrow it.

Fedora 15 Lovelock is not my love - Review

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Linux I took Fedora's fifteenth release for a spin this week to see what it can or can't do. Since it comes with Gnome 3, this ought to be a spicy challenge. My expectations were lukewarm.

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