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Adventues in upgrading to Fedora 19 using ‘fedup’

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rajeeshknambiar.wordpress: So… after upgrading Fedora 18 installation to Fedora 19 (using DVD ISO image) via 'fedup' tool which was quite event-less* (not quite, read below); decided to upgrade second laptop running Fedora 17 to 19 directly using network (note that F17->F19 upgrade is not supported, IIRC).

Samsung Accidentally Leaked The exFAT Linux Driver

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Microsoft
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phoronix.com: Last month there was news of a native Linux driver for Microsoft's exFAT file-system. It turns out that the driver wasn't developed through any clean-room reverse-engineering but was rather the apparent rebadging of a Samsung exFAT driver for Linux.

Torvalds will be on keynote panel at LinuxCon

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muktware.com: The Linux Foundation has announced the schedule and program for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America events which take place in New Orleans, La., September 16-18, 2013.

Keeping the majority happy

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Gentoo

blogs.gentoo.org: One of the major problems that I have faced in Gentoo is that whatever I was doing on a larger scale made some people really unhappy. I would even say that the specifics of Gentoo make it even possible for users to get outraged by a few files they don’t like having installed.

Mageia 4 in the Works

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ostatic.com: Mageia 3 was released in May and after a "postmortem," plans for Mageia 4 have begun. The development and release schedule are in place and some interesting feature proposals have emerged. A couple have been proposed before, but others are new ideas.

Get a Chromebook-like platform on your Ubuntu desktop with Jolicloud

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techrepublic.com: You can bring the simplicity of Chromebooks to your Ubuntu desktop by installing Jolicloud. Jack Wallen tells you why it's good for multi-user environments and how to get it.

The Linux Setup - Dmitry, Linux Notes From DarkDuck

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Interviews

mylinuxrig.com: Dmitry interviewed me a few weeks ago and I thought it would be fun to repay the favor. By far the most interesting aspect of this setup is the fact that Dmitry chooses his distro by his mood at a given moment. Given that he’s running three different desktop environments on three different distros, that’s a pretty neat feat of mental gymnastics.

Gun-wielding penguin takes over Ubuntu Forums, waves AK-47 at Linux users everywhere

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Ubuntu

sophos.com: That's supposed to be Tux, the penguin mascot of Linux, waving an AK-like assault weapon in his flippers. By now, the day after the attack, there's just a breach alert holding page put up by Canonical. It's hard to imagine what the hackers hoped to achieve.

Reality Check: OpenStack is Not the Next Linux

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Software

linux.com: OpenStack is wildly successful, free and open source software and represents the future of cloud computing. Therefore, OpenStack is like Linux. There are key differences in the basic origin stories of OpenStack and Linux that make the comparison a little strained.

Linux Mint 15 KDE video review, screenshot tour

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itworld.com: Linux Mint 15 KDE has been released, and it's a great option for Linux Mint users who prefer the KDE desktop. The default version of Linux Mint 15 uses the Cinnamon desktop environment. It's a fine choice too, but it's not for everybody. KDE has much to offer, and many people prefer it to Cinnamon (or even to MATE).

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