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The Linux desktop circus

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Ubuntu

techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen has grown concerned with the state of the Linux desktop. Could there be trouble on the horizon, or is this just a period of growth? Read on and chime in.

Linux-based plug computer

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Hardware
  • Linux-based plug computer sold with USB touchscreen monitors
  • Tiny Linux Plug PC Offers a Cloud Computing Alternative

Arguments against Linux and the opinion of a non-technical user

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Let me review some of the arguments that I have encountered against Linux, which, in my humble opinion, manifest some subjective reasoning that is used as an over-generalization.L

Why Does the Linux Desktop So Lack Proprietary Apps?

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datamation.com: Over the past few years, I've watched the progress of the Linux desktop continue to evolve beyond my wildest expectations. Yet despite all this success, it seems like adoption of proprietary software on the desktop Linux platform remains spotty at best.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 409

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Linux Mint 11
  • News: Fedora 16 features, Illumos - the successor to the OpenSolaris community, Debian, Scientific and FreeNAS interviews
  • Questions and answers: Extending battery life
  • Released last week: Peppermint OS Two, Toorox 06.2011, Macpup 525
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 2, Frugalware Linux 1.5 Pre 2
  • Site news: Annual package database update
  • New additions: Swift Linux
  • New distributions: Elisa GNU/Linux, jggimi
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux: Not for Lovers?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): You just never know on any given day what's waiting for you in the Linux blogosphere. Some days, it's fresh, awesome news of FOSS' growing mainstream acceptance. Other days, well, it's not.

Counter-FUD

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mrpogson.com: Yet another “GNU/Linux Desktop is DEAD” FUD-piece. Basically the authour writes that it won’t happen because it won’t happen, a circular argument.

Measuring Android’s Fail Points

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Linux

k3rnel.net: Based on Tom Callaway’s “Fail Scale” and inspired by a recent tweet by Ryan Rix I decided to measure just how much Fail does Android have in its project.

Current Debates...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: This has been quite a controversial weekend in the world of FLOSS. First, apparently a Linux expert wrote an article stating his return to Redmond's OS, and then there was another article criticizing the names FLOSS developers give to their creations.

Different Methods to Create Live USB with Linux

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darkduck.com: Instead of running Linux from CD, you can create Live USB with iso image. There are different methods to achieve the task. Let's look at some of them.

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Transcribe Speech To Text With Linux And Google

Sometimes in life, you run into situations where turning a voice recording into a text document is necessary. Perhaps this is from an interview for a news publication or perhaps you need to transcribe a verbal lecture from school. On Windows and OS X, there are a number of software programs that can help with this. Yet for Linux users, the options feel a bit sparse by comparison. Read more

Linux 4.3 Is Working On Sound Support For Skylake, Other New Audio Hardware

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