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SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Review

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: The last time I looked at SimplyMEPIS was the 8.0 release. In this review I’ll be taking a look at the latest version, SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.5. SimplyMEPIS is based on Debian, and it uses KDE as its desktop environment.

Linux Mint 9 Review

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Well, well..the distro I was waiting for is finally out. It took a bit but I was finally able to do a review on it. It is hard for me to do objective reviews on Linux Mint as it is my preferred Linux distro, but I feel I am up to the challenge. So, let’s begin.

Fedora 13 – Linux for Applephobes

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theregister.co.uk: With its music store and cloud syncing services, Ubuntu 10.04 tends to eclipse Fedora in the minds of many. Not that Fedora project leader Paul Frields minds. Fedora is intended "first and foremost for users interested in and capable of contributing to open source."

Fedora 13: Rock It!

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redhat.com: The Fedora Project today announced the availability of Fedora 13, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution.

Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop Computing in 2010

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blog.taragana.com: A typical desktop Linux distribution comprises a Linux kernel, GNU tools and libraries, additional software, documentation, a window system and window manager. We delved into the Linux distributions for desktop computing and queued up a list of top 5 distros.

PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase

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The first Beta version of the new 9.0 release boasts over 200 new functions and improvements.

VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing

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phoronix.com: Back in 2008 there was the announcement from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Texas that VIA had joined the open-source driver bandwagon after having abandoned previous open-source attempts. However, for the past two years, this has largely been a media bluff.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 355

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at NimbleX 2010 (Beta)
  • News: Best features of Fedora 13, OpenSolaris release rumour, PCLinuxOS "FullMonty" edition, Debian "Squeeze" freeze delay, Ubuntu 10.10 feature proposals, Novell and Mandriva
  • Questions and answers: SELinux

Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

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computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has said its new open source-based trading system will save it at least £10 million annually, as well as driving new business.

Show me the money...

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Jim Whitehurst: Every day I come to work, I get excited about the possibilities of the power of participation: to solve complex problems, to share knowledge, to bring people together. I believe together we can solve many of the most complex problems our world faces.

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