Will Cinnamon be the default desktop in Fedora Linux 19?

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It was just last week that Fedora Linux 18 “Spherical Cow” made its official debut, but since then the Red Hat-supported distribution has been all over the news for a variety of reasons, not all of them complimentary.

First came the news that the Fedora Linux project is considering ousting the MySQL database management system (DBMS).

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Canonical invites input on core Ubuntu Phone apps

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When Canonical officially announced Ubuntu for phones just a few weeks ago, it demonstrated an attractive interface but was otherwise light on specifics regarding the hardware, carriers, or apps that might be involved in actual devices.

A downloadable image of the upcoming system will reportedly be available in late February for the Galaxy Nexus, but in the meantime the project team is apparently hard at work on what may be considered the most important component of all: apps.

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White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

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It's not unusual for free and open source software projects to enlist the help of their fans and supporters in debugging and other efforts to make the software better.


What's less common is for major national governments to do the same thing.

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Linux pros saw a giant salary leap in 2012: Dice

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It's been clear for some time now not only that IT professionals face better-than-average prospects in today's tough marketplace for jobs, but also that those with Linux skills tend to fare even better.

I wrote about several pieces of encouraging data that came out last fall, but on Tuesday a fresh report emerged that paints an even rosier outlook.

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Meet PicUntu, a lightweight Linux designed for tiny PCs

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Anyone who's watched the PC industry at all over the past year or so has surely noticed the flood of tiny, Linux-powered PCs that have been flooding the market.

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The Raspberry Pi is certainly the best-known example of this growing new class, but it's by no means the only one, accompanied as it has been by the likes of the MK802, the Cotton Candy, the UG802, the Mele A1000, and virtually countless others.

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Six new features coming in LibreOffice 4.0

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It's hard to believe LibreOffice has only been around about two years, so thoroughly has it come to dominate as the leading free and open source productivity suite, but late last week a release candidate for its next major version appeared.


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Meet 'Consort,' a brand-new classic Linux desktop

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There seems to be no end in sight to the enduring popularity of the classic GNOME 2 Linux desktop, and this week afforded yet more evidence.

Following hard on the heels of the launch last week of the classically minded Fuduntu 2013.1, the SolusOS Linux project on Wednesday launched a new fork of GNOME Classic.

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