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Almost 9 Distros in Almost 6 Minutes

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| Ubuntu has gotten the spotlight recently here at Linux Journal, but this week
| Shawn shows us a handful of other Linux distributions.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/video/al...most-6-minutes

Great spring for distros

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| As we are just about ready to head into summer beginning this weekend, I want
| to report that it has been a great spring for Linux distributions. According
| to the DistroWatch Roadmap,
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http://usalug-org.blogspot.com/2008/...r-distros.html

5 Enlightened Linux Distros

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| I really wanted Enlightment(E17) on my machine. Besides the graphic flair,
| its supposed to be lighter weight than either KDE or Gnome, and I thought
| that I would see a performance bump. So When BugNux developed their own
| package to install Enlightenment on PCLinuxOS, I jumped on it.
|
| I Haven’t looked back. Enlightenment is a neat, fast Desktop that works well.
| Yeah, it looks like a Mac. But it works. And that’s all I’m Looking for right
| now.
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http://www.byzantineroads.info/?p=162


Recent:

Linux Development Thriving

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| There was a time when developers were clamouring all over Microsoft, but
| latest figures from Evans Data shows that fewer than one in ten software
| developers are writing applications for Windows Vista this year – just eight
| percent. To rub salt in the wound, the data shows that 49 percent of
| developers are writing applications for Windows XP.
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| Linux is also thriving it would seem. 13 percent are writing applications,
| with 15.5 percent in 2009.
|
| [...]
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| Unfortunately for Microsoft, that probably means re-investing in XP and
| dumping Vista like an unwanted prom date.
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http://www.linuxsolutions.fr/linux-d...ment-thriving/


Vista's big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it

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| Such appreciation for history is not likely to warm the ****les of
| Microsoft's heart, especially when Linux is getting lots of love from
| developers (13 percent writing apps for it this year and 15.5 percent in
| 2009).
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9969231-16.html


Coders Tell Why They're Avoiding Vista

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| Microsoft Corp. undoubtedly wanted to avoid its current predicament. It has
| been publicly talking up features in Vista since 2003 -- half a decade.
|
| But such "overmarketing," as Krasowski calls it, can rebound. Experienced
| developers have become jaded towards the third-party apps Microsoft trots out
| as exemplars of Redmond's latest technology -- "demoware," he calls them --
| that sparkle with flashy animation and video.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...ing_vista.html


Guess What? Fox News is Responsive to the Linux Community.

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| Mr. Denis also stated that most of the Fox News developers use Ubuntu.
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http://blog.eracc.com/2008/04/28/gue...nux-community/


Ballmer: Vista Is 'a Work in Progress'

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| As PC users clamor for Microsoft to continue to support Windows XP, company
| CEO Steve Ballmer called the Vista OS "a work in progress" at an annual
| Seattle event on Thursday.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._progress.html


Related:

Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?

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| We asked a simple question: what Microsoft product could have used a little
| more polish before release? The answer astounded us. We would just like to
| thank Bill Gates for his honesty and his openness.
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http://gizmodo.com/342920/holy-crap-...-windows-sucks
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