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GNU/Linux Desktop Market Share in the United States Not the Global Share

http://techrights.org

A quick response to operating system surveys which are predominantly US-oriented

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iptables rules for desktop computers

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Today I will show you the iptables rules I set on my main personal computer, with detailed comments about why I came to use these rules after several years of Linux desktop usage.

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The 'year of the Linux desktop' has passed

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For those still waiting for the year of the Linux "desktop," I regret to inform you that it has already come and gone.

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Why Linux on the Desktop is Wrong

http://www.reallylinux.com

If we want to see 2010 as a major movement year for desktop Linux deployments, we need to stop talking about it as if it "has not been ready" but "could now be ready." ... No one is willing to give up their favorite applications, or key tools, to move to a new environment -- even if it is far superior in quality, stability and cost.

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Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 2: Installation and Support

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Homing in on the right Linux distro for you can be tricky. In addition to hardware considerations, there are compatibility issues, support requirements and even the culture of the community to take into account.

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Why desktop market share shouldn’t be Linux’s priority

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During the time in which I’ve followed Linux development and its various distributions, every year I come across several articles on “Why 200X will be the year of the Linux Desktop“. Every time I read those posts, I have just one reply in mind – “It’s not going to happen”.

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Shuttleworth: Don't Give Up the Linux Desktop

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There are some people who do not believe that the Linux desktop will ever be a major force in the global IT market. Mark Shuttleworth isn't one of them. Speaking at the LinuxCon conference late Wednesday, the Canonical founder pitched his approach for expanding Linux to provide a better user experience and broadening its appeal.

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Bob Sutor - Here are your "Dead Ends"

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The head Linux guy for IBM, Bob Sutor fairly well showed the poker hand of most Enterprise Linux entities. Briefly, he said: Linux on the Desktop isn't worth pursuing. He called it a Dead End.

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Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

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Does Linux desktop even need to be popular? There are, shall we say, differing options among the open source cognoscenti gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the annual LinuxCon.

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Will Geolocation Find a Home on Linux Desktops?

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This year, a new dimension is appearing on the Linux desktop. It's geolocation: the capability to detect and record where you and other people are, and to use the information to enhance the desktop.

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Red Hat Dismisses Consumer Desktop Linux (Again)

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Sometimes, you have to respect someone for sticking to an opinion and a vision. Other times, you have to wonder if a consistent vision becomes a fatal flaw. A case in point: In a New York Times article, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst (pictured, right) once again dismisses speculation that Red Hat will pursue the consumer Linux desktop and smart phone markets. Here's why.

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Desktop Linux: Ready for the mainstream

http://www.infoworld.com

When my colleague Neil McAllister made the case for desktop Linux, I snorted, "Give me a break! Desktop Linux is nowhere." He challenged me to try it myself. He had a point: It had been a decade since I fired up any desktop Linux distro. So I accepted his challenge. My verdict...

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Desktop Linux on the rise, Linux Foundation reports

http://www.desktoplinux.com

What do Linux users want from their desktop? The Linux Foundation's survey has the answers.

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Desktop Linux? Stick a Fork in It!

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It's over. The magic is gone. The dream is dead. The egg has fallen off the wall and no amount of "sudo" super glue can put his pieces back together again.

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Inertia the obstacle to Linux on the desktop

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The Year of the Linux desktop may never come. Instead, there will continue to be significant encroachment into the territory that Microsoft believes to be its own. This will happen for all the reasons you might expect. Linux is cheaper and more versatile and secure than the alternatives, and most of the arguments for not installing Linux don't hold much water.

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