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Linuxy Hopes, Dreams and Resolutions for 2011

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linuxinsider.com: Now that New Year's Eve is almost upon us once again, there seems little to do with 2010 but bid it a fond farewell and set our sights on what's to come.

Linux 2.6.37-rc8 Kernel Ends Out The Year

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phoronix.com: For those hoping Linux 2.6.37-rc7 was the last release candidate of the Linux 2.6.37 kernel before going gold, it's not. Linus this evening decided to go ahead and make a Linux 2.6.37-rc8 release.

Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9

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digitizor.com: Fedora has always kept it’s promise of bringing cutting-edge computer technology to it’s users. It has now been confirmed that Fedora 15, codenamed LoveLock will ship two database packages: MySQL 5.5 and PostGreSQL

Linux Mint Debian Edition review

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linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE, is the edition of Linux Mint based on Debian Testing. The latest release was made available for download on December 24, 2010. LMDE was announced as an alternate edition of Linux Mint in first week of September 2010.

In-Depth Chakra “Ashoc” 0.3.0 Review and Impressions

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freetechie.com: Chakra is an Arch-based KDE distribution. However, since its alpha releases, it has diverged enough from Arch and KDEmod to become to Arch what Ubuntu has become to Debian: while they share package types and many upstream repositories, there will be quite a few incompatibilities.

Spotlight on Linux: VectorLinux 6.0

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linuxjournal.com: VectorLinux is one distribution that seems to hum along under most users' radar. This is a mistake because Vector has many of the characteristics that make Linux great while adding some that has often been heralded by competitors as not existing except with larger commercial distributions.

How You Know When It’s Time to Switch to Linux

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pcworld.com: It's easy to be content with your computer installation as long as it keeps doing what you want it to without too much trouble. When frequent problems arise, however, it's hard to remain faithful for long.

The Real Future of Linux and FOSS (Is Not Shiny Toys)

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linuxplanet.com: There is a word that is to me as a pebble in a shoe, as fingernails on a blackboard, and that is the word consumer. Consumer is a perfectly good word that has become incurably tainted. What does this have to do with Linux and FOSS? Everything.

Cuba sets to migrate to free, open-source software

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xinhuanet.com: Cuba has set a strategic goal in 2011 to migrate most of its computers to open-source software, a move designed to strengthen the country's technological security and sovereignty.

Swiched to Fedora

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omat.nl: Yesterday I was so annoyed by my computer that I burned a cd with Fedora and installed it. I also had a 1,5TB disk waiting to be inserted, combining that made the switch pretty easy.

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