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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 384

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Slax - still alive in the Slax Community remix
  • News: Debian updates installer and artwork, Fedora prepares for Btrfs transition, CentOS considers release options, openSUSE includes Galbraith Latency patch, NetBSD interview
  • Questions and answers: Memory usage
  • Released last week: Asturix 3, Jolicloud 1.1, Vinux 3.1
  • New additions: Madbox Linux
  • New distributions: Groovy Arcade Linux, Swift Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Non-Profits Lead The Way With Linux

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Linux In this article, I’ll explore which applications have allowed non-profits, libraries and schools to make the move over to Linux and web-based services and away from a licensing nightmare brought to us by our friends in the proprietary software universe.

Introducing UberBang 10.04

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that CrunchBang ("#!"), an Openbox distribution that was previously based on Ubuntu, has switched to a Debian base (and has added Xfce to the mix as well). While I agree with many of the developers' reasons for switching bases, I feel like now there's a void in the realm of Ubuntu derivatives using Openbox.

Linux Distros as Songs

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Humor If every Linux distribution was a song, which would you choose to listen?

New ArchBang Live CD "Symbiosis" in January 2011

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Another newly found favorite, ArchBang, is going to release a new version in January 2011. Not that I needed a new release...

today's leftovers:

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  • Fotoxx - Simple, Lightweight Photo Editor for Linux
  • Fedora 15: A Potential Savior?
  • Common user interface mistakes in KDE applications, part 1: Default sizes
  • New PiTiVi project settings and rendering UI
  • using latest 64-bit Flash player
  • Conflicts in open source business models
  • Mono: What we are Cooking
  • Computer Engineer Barbie has a penguin
  • Telenet using Drupal for knowledge base
  • Mozilla patches 13 Firefox security bugs
  • AMD's Linux Team Takes Another Blow
  • Possible root vulnerability in Exim internet mailer
  • openSUSE Collaboration thrives!
  • LibreOffice: Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 11-Dec-2010
  • Announcing Fuduntu 14.7
  • Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 2 Out
  • Full Circle Side-pod Episode #6
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.12.10
  • Linux Outlaws 180 - GPL Licensed Feedback

Super OS - Do we really need it?

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Ubuntu Super OS, formerly Super Ubuntu, is a remastered (modified) Ubuntu, a Ubuntu clone if you will, designed to make Ubuntu more usable out of the box. As such, Super OS joins a long line of Ubuntu derivatives, all of which try to extend, enhance and pimpify the basic Ubuntu release.

Linux Can Deliver A Faster Gaming Experience Than Mac OS X

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Linux Here's an additional set of tests showing the measurable leads of NVIDIA Linux over Mac OS X with Apple's NVIDIA driver.

Sabayon to Bring Christmas Surprise

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Linux The holidays are upon us and many are running around trying to get loved ones shiny boxes to open Christmas morning. Oftentimes, Linux users get a cute plush penguin or a cool book. But sometimes surprises come from the most unexpected places.

Linux Mint 10: A Perfect 10?

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Linux Linux Mint is back and better than ever with the Linux Mint 10 release. Though it’s not a massive update on Linux Mint 9, this comes with enough polish and new features that it’s well worth the upgrade.

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