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Zorin Linux Is Heavy on the Windows Dressing

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linuxinsider.com: For many newcomers to Linux, Zorin has a deal maker that is unmatched in any other Linux distribution. It comes with several integrated tools that let you modify Zorin's appearance.

Forbes Earnings Preview: Red Hat

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forbes.com: Despite an expected dip in profit, analysts are generally optimistic about Red Hat (RHT) as it prepares to reports its second quarter earnings on Monday, September 24, 2012.

Sabayon 10 Released with Four Desktop Choices

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ostatic.com: Sabayon 10 was released recently bringing lots of updates and your choice of four different desktop editions. Fabio Erculiani said, "If you really enjoyed Sabayon 9, this is just another step towards World domination (yay!)."

Intel's new Clover Trail chip will support Android & Linux

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Hardware

zdnet.com: There have been rumors that Intel's new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, would only support Windows 8, but not Android or Linux. We now know that the chip will support these open-source operating systems as well.

Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware

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liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software. But the project has run into some speed bumps.

Linux and Windows: Peaceful Coexistence

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: One of the stumbling blocks in migrating to the Linux desktop is the mistaken view that you can't take it with you. Your data must remain captive to the Microsoft operating system. Not true at all.

LPC videos on Linux & UEFI, ARM and ACPI 5.0

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h-online.com: The organisers of the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) 2012, which was held at the end of August in San Diego, have released videos, notes and presentation slides from the conference presentations.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 474

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! With Unity and GNOME 3, it seems that many developers of open-source desktop environments have embraced the word "innovation", imposing completely new paradigms on desktop Linux users. Luckily, there are project that still continue the development of traditional environments.

Debian Project News - September 17th

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Welcome to this year's eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

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Early Ubuntu 14.04 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Intel Xeon E5 Benchmarks

This morning I posted some Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 16.04 LTS Radeon graphics benchmarks while if open-source AMD graphics driver evolution doesn't get you excited, in this article are results from other non-graphics benchmarks in comparing the Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 16.04 performance for these long-term support releases in their current form. For getting an idea how the overall Ubuntu Linux performance has evolved over the past two years for those solely riding Long-Term Support releases, I compared the performance of Ubuntu 14.04.0 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in its current daily ISO form. The tests were done on the same Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 (Haswell) system with MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard, 16GB of RAM, and AMD FirePro V7900 graphics. Read more Also: ‘Android OEMs Will Ship Ubuntu Phones This Year’, Say Canonical

Top Android apps for your Raspberry Pi

Mostly, our tutorials are about completing a specific project and reaching a particular goal. However, this time we’re doing something a bit different. We are showing you some Android apps that you can use along with your Ras Pi. These apps aren’t tied to particular projects – you can use them whenever and as often as you like – but we think they can add something to your whole experience with the Pi. Read more

These 3 things are trying to kill Linux containers

For nearly two years, Linux containers have dominated the world of enterprise IT, and for good reason — among others, they take on issues that virtualization simply cannot within application development and computing at scale and allow for the enterprise world to truly embrace concepts like devops and microservices (the Service Oriented Architecture dream from years gone by). That sound you hear is IT vendors stampeding towards the container bandwagon, but, as with every emerging tech trend, this isn’t always a good thing, as not everyone is walking the walk, regardless of what the business might actually say. Read more

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  • GNOME Maps Is Looking Better In GNOME 3.20
    While not yet as versatile as say Google Maps, GNOME Maps for GNOME 3.20. is looking to be a nice upgrade. Maps in GNOME 3.20 is making progress with OpenStreetMap editing, expanded place bubbles, adding new places to OSM, support for printing routes, and more.
  • My Updated 3.18 Packages for GNOME Extensions
    I started releasing extension updates in 2014 due to a lot of extensions being unmaintained and seemingly break every time GNOME releases a new version of the Desktop Environment (DE). This is my third batch release post for GNOME extensions and these extension packages are for GNOME 3.18.
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