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Linux Mint 12 KDE RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 12 KDE RC. Linux Mint 12 KDE RC New features at a glance: KDE 4.7.4 Hybrid ISO images Search engines Upstream components For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 12 KDE“. Release notes: Print to PDF Apturl Ctrl_Alt_Backspace mintDesktop Mint4Win Moonlight Upstream issues (Distributions)

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Does Windows 8 Pose a Threat to Linux?view story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – Well it was a difficult week for those of us here in the Linux blogosphere last week, what with all the din emanating from the Windows territories to the south. Drums, cymbals and fanfare of every sort effectively drowned out every conversation we tried to have here in these parts, as did all the frantic chanting. (General)

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Linux Mint 11 LXDE released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 LXDE. Linux Mint 11 LXDE New features at a glance: The Software Manager UI improvements New splash screen Fonts category More accurate package information More application icons by default More accurate search by default The Update Manager Performance boosts Improved dependencies handling Better changelog retrieval UI improvement (Distributions)

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Android keeps growing in U.S. -- especially in the south and westview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – ComScore's second-quarter U.S. smartphone study shows that Android went up two percent in June to 40.1 percent share, while Apple's iOS remained steady at 26.6 percent. Meanwhile, Jumptap released a study comparing usage state-by-state, showing iOS' strength in New England and the upper Midwest and Android's greater popularity in the South and West.... (Embedded)

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HP adds to South Pacific senior managementview story

http://www.itwire.com – HP has made two appointments to its South Pacific leadership team. (IT news)

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NextGen completes Victor Harbour NBN linkview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telco and network construction company NextGen Networks has completed laying a 146 kilometre fibre backbone link to South Australian town Victor Harbour and other rural locations as part of the National Broadband Network rollout, according to a statement issued today by the office of Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. (IT news)

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Aussie gaming industry went south in 2010view story

http://www.itwire.com – Independent market research has recorded a 16 per cent drop in sales for Australia's games and entertainment industry in 2010, compared with the previous year. (IT news)

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Links 31/1/2011: A Look at Mandriva 2010.2, Sabayon Linux 5.5 is Outview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux The hidden places where Linux dominates While the fight for desktop dominance is still raging somewhere in the distance, Linux has quietly succeeded in the places no one thinks to look. It’s being used in mobile phones, set-top boxes, media streamers and routers. (General)

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Links 12/1/2011: Mageia Joins OIN, Key Developer Leaves Canonical, MeeGo Spreadsview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Audiocasts/Shows Linux Outlaws 185 – Arm Dreads (Distro Review Special) In this special episode, Dan reviews Linux Mint 10 and CyanogenMod 6.1 in detail. [GIMP] Episode 154: Compile! This episode is mostly about Linux and competition. (General)

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Links 9/1/2011: OLPC With ARM and Fedora on Two Watts, Mac Asay Claimed Disrespectful of Freedomview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Audiocasts/Shows Notes on Linux: Linux Audio Blog #9 Kernel Space Stable kernels 2.6.36.3 and 2.6.32.28 Applications The GPL/LGPL App Store For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, and Solaris What if someone ported a graphical version of Apt and/or Yum to the two propri (General)