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For a beginner-friendly distro, try Linux Lite 1.0.0

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pcworld.com: On the same day Microsoft's widely trumpeted Windows 8 made its debut, so, too, did Linux Lite 1.0.0, a brand-new Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at Linux newcomers.

Dear Microsoft, Thanks for Windows 8! Love Linux

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internetnews.com: Microsoft has a big launch event today in New York City for Windows 8. Surprisingly I got invited, but no I won't be there. Linux users like myself however really should thank Microsoft.

Stable Linux kernel hit by ext4 data corruption bug

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h-online.com: Linux kernel developer Theodore "Ted" Ts'o has released a series of patches for what he has called "a Lance Armstrong bug" in the kernel, meaning behaviour that does not trip up tests but also makes the kernel work differently than intended.

Red Hat says customers don't care about open source software

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theinquirer.net: LINUX VENDOR Red Hat knows that most of its customers do not care whether their operating system software is open source but instead simply look for the best bang for the buck.

ROSA Marathon 2012 review - Ahem

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dedoimedo.com: ROSA is a Mandriva-based distribution forged in Russia, offering five years of support in the manner of Ubuntu. I think this is officially only the second such release for desktops, excluding the CentOS family. Definitely interesting.

Sabayon Linux - to choose or not to choose

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Gentoo
  • Sabayon Linux - to choose or not to choose
  • Gentoo Developers, Users Look At Gaming Future
  • Under the Hood with Arch and Gentoo

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 479

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Welcome to this year's 43rd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It was a busy week here at DistroWatch as we worked to keep up with all of the new releases notices, especially those coming out of the Ubuntu community.

Which Linux Distro is Best?

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osnews.com: Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees.

Highly Recommended Linux Distributions for Beginners

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junauza.com: There are a few users who don’t want to go with the crowd, and for them, Ubuntu doesn’t quite fit the bill. Yet, they being new to Linux can’t go for Arch Linux or Slackware straight away.

Fuduntu - And now for something the same but different

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everydaylinuxuser.com: The tag line for Fuduntu reads "Fuduntu - Punny Name, Serious Distro". My initial thought was that it would be another Ubuntu clone but Fuduntu is primarily based on Fedora.

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Desktops, Rolling vs Stable, and New Internet Security

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SourceForge Loses DevShare

  • SourceForge Loses DevShare
  • SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans
    Our first order of business was to terminate the “DevShare” program. As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated. The DevShare program delivered installer bundles as part of the download for participating projects. We want to restore our reputation as a trusted home for open source software, and this was a clear first step towards that. We’re more interested in doing the right thing than making extra short-term profit. As we move forward, we will be focusing on the needs of our developers and visitors by building out site features and establishing community trust. Eliminating the DevShare program was just the first step of many more to come. Plans for the near future include full https support for both SourceForge and Slashdot, and a lot more changes we think developers and end-users will embrace.