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Two New Linux Beta Distributions

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If you're interested in new Linux distributions, here are a couple of new Betas that I have taken a quick look at:

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2. Although this distribution is derived from Mandriva, they don't attempt to track Mandriva's 6-month release schedule. They have made a few improvements in the installer, the result of which is that installation is even easier and faster than it is with the recent Mandriva 2009.0 release. The best news for me is that it installs flawlessly on my Lifebook S2110...

VectorLinux 6.0 Beta 2. This is another distribution that looks like it could be quite interesting, with one major new advantage and one major old disadvantage. Advantage: they have created their own GUI installer, and it looks really nice and seems to work really well. Disadvantage:

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