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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 490

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Welcome to this year's second issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Many of us take this time of year as an opportunity to gaze back at things we have recently experienced and to look ahead at things to come. This week we are going to do both.

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Review

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  • Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Review: Better than ever
  • Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" Mate Review: Fast, light
  • SparkyLinux 2.1 rc Ultra Edition

CompuLab Intense PC Pro Review – The Mini PC of your dreams

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Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: The specs say it’s packed with power, but has CompuLab truly delivered an intense product in such a small package?

Preview: Elementary OS 2 "Luna" Beta 1

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Almost 2 years ago, a bit after its official release, I reviewed Elementary OS 0.1 "Jupiter". There I said that there was a ton of hype surrounding its release, and that I had bought into the hype a little bit.

I Raised My Kids On the Command Line…and They Love It

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lifehacker.com: Two years ago, my son Jacob (then 3) and I built his first computer together. I installed Debian on it, but never put a GUI on the thing. It's command-line, and has provided lots of enjoyment off and on over the last couple of years.

Linux Mint 14 Is a Breath of Fresh Air

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linuxinsider.com: Linux Mint 14, released in December and dubbed the "Nadia" version, is loaded with a horde of improvements to all four of its desktop environments. It is not usually necessary to grab every new release to a distro, but Nadia is a significant upgrade to an evolving Linux OS. This one is a keeper.

Ultimate Edition 3.5

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Ultimate Edition 3.5: Does size matter when it comes to Linux distros? Well, it very well might when it comes to Ultimate Edition 3.5. There’s nothing subtle about this distro. Everything about it screams over the top, from the color scheme to the range of software included with it.

Mini-interview with ROSA

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Interviews

darkduck.com: The latest release of ROSA, announced on the 19th of December 2012, got the name ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012. You can read the official press release yourself. However, after reading it I decided to ask some clarification questions.

Red Hat ships Enterprise Linux 5.9

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zdnet.com: Linux leader Red Hat announced an upgrade of its Linux that offers better support for the latest hardware, OpenJDK, security, Samba 3.8 and Microsoft Hyper-V

Why I migrated to Arch Linux

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lkubuntu.wordpress: I have been a loyal ubuntu user for around 5 years, and I have also tried my best to help the community for around 3 years (and still am).

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