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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 304

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Mandriva Linux 2009.1

  • News: Slackware goes 64-bit, Moblin 2.0 impresses reviewers, Ubuntu effects video changes, Debian updates GPG keys, Fedora mulls list moderation, round-up of mobile Linux news, Archiso-live
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 7, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2
  • Site news: Annual package list update
  • New additions: DEFT Linux, Elastix
  • New distributions: Hymera, Taneu OS
  • Reader comments

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

System 76: Making pre-installed Linux hardware a reality

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Hardware

blogs.techrepublic: Recently I came upon a company called System 76 promising to bring pre-installed Linux hardware to the masses. At first I was a bit skeptical as I’ve seen this promise time and time again. So I requested review hardware thinking it would be nothing more than vapor ware. Surprisingly, however, the hardware arrived.

A Few Questions For David Nusinow DD

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Interviews

debian.net: I tried out Linux and found that it was a lot of fun, if totally different from anything I'd ever imagined. After about a month on Mandrake I got sick of feeling contrained by it and installed Slink and quickly updated to the brand new Potato.

Trying Out Moblin

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everyjoe.com: The other night, I became curious about Moblin because of the different user interface it has. It was said to be made specifically for Intel-powered netbooks. Even if its just in Beta, I really had to get its img and try it out myself.

Fedora 11 is Almost Ready to Kick Ass

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junauza.com: A few more days from now, the latest and hopefully the greatest version of one of the most popular Linux distribution will be released. Let's take a look at some of the many great features.

Puppy Linux 4.2.1 is not a Puppy, it's a Poppa

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Puppy has long been the posterboy for all those who needed a light distribution. It is an independent distribution on diet by JWM and a careful selection of applications.

Moblin: Proof that Corporate Support Needed

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blog.cosmix.org: If anything the sudden appearance of Moblin has proven, beyond any doubt, that corporate support is essential if linux — and the open source community — is going to survive beyond a very very small niche.

Linux Distros For Netbooks

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informationweek.com: Our Linux expert tries out netbook-ready Puppy Linux, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Xubuntu, gOS, and Moblin, and reports on how they stack up.

Biodegradable, solar-powered netbook runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A startup in Spain is readying a mini-netbook with open source Linux software and a solar power option. he under-$200 "Gyy" is based on a MIPS-based Ingenic processor clocked to 400MHz, offers an 8-inch, 800 x 480 display, and is made of biodegradable materials.

Fedora 11 Common Bugs page

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happyassassin.net: So, this week I’ve got to do something I’m pretty familiar with! We’ve been working on the Fedora 11 Common Bugs page. Here’s Several Awesome Things about the common bugs page:

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