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Linux Mint 7 Review

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Linux Linux Mint 7 is the latest incarnation of the Ubuntu based distribution. Read on to find out why it might just displace Windows as my primary OS.

Elive 1.9.35 (Unstable)

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Linux Elive is based on Debian and uses the Enlightenment window manager rather than KDE or Gnome. The version I picked for this review is the 1.9.35 release which is currently labeled as unstable.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 311

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Five Great Linux Distributions That Did Not Survive

  • News: Slackware gets official ARM port, Ubuntu interviews with Shuttleworth and Bacon, BSD Magazine lives on, Google announces Chrome OS
  • Released last week: PC-BSD 7.1.1, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "KDE", CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01, Kongoni GNU/Linux 1.12.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2010 Alpha 2, Pardus Linux 2009, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Element GNU/Linux, 8ix Zenith CE
  • Reader comments

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

Who needs games when you've got bling.

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Linux My eldest son is ten years old. He has been using computers in one way or another since he was 4, and he has already seen Linux because I had installed Ubuntu and SLED 10 on his XP computer some years ago. The month has passed and I wanted to see what Christopher thought about using Linux daily.

2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions

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Linux Any list of best or worst will have its opponents and proponents and I foresee that this list of worst Linux distributions will be no different. There were, at last count, almost 300 Linux distributions and they all can't be great.

Kongoni Nietzsche released

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Linux In February this year a group of South African developers announced a new Linux distro project Kongoni. First stable version of a new Linux distro, Kongoni version 1.12.2, launched on July 12th 2009.

Interesting things I saw at GCDS: Pardus Linux

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Linux This year at GCDS I had the pleasure of meeting a relatively small team of around 15 developers who are sponsored by the Turkish government work on a Turkish Linux distribution called Pardus.

Comfort zones: Windows vs. Linux

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Microsoft Where's your comfort zone? Windows, Mac, Linux? In the consumer laptop space, specifically Netbooks, there isn't much hope for a Linux-based operating system in the near term. So, first the bad news.

Back with a CrunchBang #!

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I've lost count of the number of times the sci-fi blaster sound that CrunchBang Linux makes when it starts up has made me - or someone in the room with me - jump. Now, it makes an equally sci-fi "boop-bleep-bup."

CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01 Review and Screenshot Tour

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Linux I have always wanted to take CrunchBang for a spin. This elegant distribution is based on the minimal version of Ubuntu, in this case, Jaunty Jackalope. CrunchBang wants to provide an alternative look and way of working with Ubuntu.

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