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How many desktop Linux users? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 02:50 PM EDT
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So how many desktop Linux users are there? If you believe in Net Applications' numbers it's just over 1%. If you want to buy W3Counter's numbers, 2.16% of users use Linux. Or, if you want to go by my own Web site, Practical Technology's AWStats statistics, 29.9% of desktop users prefer Linux.

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Ubuntu Jaunty Tries to Set the Usability Agenda Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 28 2009 @ 01:52 PM EDT
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With the first release in 2004, Ubuntu established itself as one of the most user-friendly GNU/Linux distributions available. Since then, each release has reaffirmed this reputation, although recent versions have coasted a little.

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The desktop fight you've all been waiting for Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 14 2009 @ 03:55 PM EDT
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The eternal battle for the Linux desktop: Which GUI reigns supreme, GNOME or KDE?

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Building a Stronger Foundation for Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 14 2009 @ 03:17 PM EDT
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The Linux Foundation and Novell team up to deliver Build Service, which will aid in the creation of software packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu.

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Linux: I'm Here for the Apps Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 02 2009 @ 01:32 PM EST
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Desktop Linux apps abound, but Linux vendors and communities need to do more to make them accessible.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.29 -- more than just a point release Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 31 2009 @ 12:43 PM EST
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"It's out there now, or at least in the process of getting mirrored out", says Linus Torvalds, announcing -- in a typically low key fashion -- to the release of Linux kernel 2.6.29.

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How to make a half-a-billion bucks with Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 26 2009 @ 05:00 PM EST
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I find it hard to believe that there are still fools out there who don't think you can make money, serious as heart attack money, with Linux and open source. Let Red Hat spell it out for you.

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Citigroup says Red Hat "tempting" takeover target Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 26 2009 @ 03:40 PM EST
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Citigroup said Red Hat Inc, which posted strong quarterly results on Wednesday, is a potential takeover target as the Linux software maker's strategy attracts the attention of larger technology firms.

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Will Linux ever hit the mainstream? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 26 2009 @ 02:42 PM EST
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Reading today’s story about the chief exec of Red Hat admitting he was unsure if Linux had a future on the desktop reminded me of a conversation I had just two days ago, at the Samsung European Congress in Vienna.

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TomTom gets muscle in patent spat with Microsoft Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 25 2009 @ 05:58 PM EST
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When Microsoft sued TomTom for patent violations in its Linux-based navigators, it probably didn't figure what would happen next.

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