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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 241

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tips and tricks: UNIX cut and paste

  • News: FreeBSD reaches 7, Ubuntu introduces Intrepid Ibex, Gentoo conducts developer survey; gNewSense "frees" software packages, PCLinuxOS announces security board, interview round-up
  • Released last week: GoblinX 2.6, CentOS 5.1 Live CD
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.1 RC1
  • New addition: Ultimate Edition
  • New distributions: Inquisitor, Zebuntu
  • Reader comments

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




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