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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 230

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Linux Mint 4.0

  • News: RoFreeSBIE and TrueBSD live DVDs, new openSUSE one-click packages, KDE 4 expectations, one year of sidux, Linux Mint "Fedora" edition
  • Released last week: sidux 2007-04, Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • Site news: On DistroWatch release announcements
  • New distributions: Minibuntu, Ultumix
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....




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