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Arch Turns Ten

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ostatic.com: It was a full decade ago that Arch Linux made its public debut. Over the weekend developers and users posted of their early experiences and brought the milestone to the forefront.

A Linux desktop and tablet user and Windows 8

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: I’m a Linux user, but I kind of like Windows XP, and I can get along fine with Windows 7, but Windows 8? Argh!

Vector Linux: Lightning fast throwback to old-school Linux

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen recommends Vector Linux, a fast, flexible, and lightweight distribution that will fit the bill in any situation where system power is an issue.

The Linux Hardware Hurdle

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datamation.com: Over the years I've run various Linux distributions on my desktop. Each new distribution or update has been a learning experience. During this time, I have also discovered that – unfortunately – many Linux users still choose to support those companies who don't support the Linux platform.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 447

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Sabayon Linux 8
  • News: Ten years of Arch Linux, KNOPPIX 7.0, Ubuntu marketing talk
  • Questions and answers: An update in the Secure Boot saga
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 12 "LXDE", CentOS 5.8
  • Upcoming releases: Mageia 2 Beta 2
  • New additions: Matriux

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

Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released

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debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian 5.0 (codename lenny).

Screw this, I'm going back to Windows!

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dedoimedo.com: No, I'm not. Because I never left, hihihihi. The title is a clickbait, sure to grab the attention of fanboys. But I do have a serious would-be emotional dilemma slowly building up.

Sabayon Linux 8 review

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duskfire.wordpress: Sabayon is a distribution based on the Gentoo version of Linux. One of the aims of Sabayon is to make the initial installation of Gentoo painless, and they succeed in that.

Sabayon 8 Xfce review – Gentoo for the masses

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linuxuser.co.uk: Sabayon’s Gentoo heritage might prove a difficult pill to swallow for some, but Russell Barnes explains why that definitely shouldn’t put you off Sabayon 8…

interview with Jim Whitehurst

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Interviews

nytimes.com: Jim Whitehurst is president and C.E.O. of Red Hat, the provider of Linux and other open-source technology. Long before the Facebook era, he says, the company started forms of social media where all employees could air views on issues.

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  • Pitivi 0.96 Released With Proxy Editing Support
    In addition to proxy editing, Pitivi 0.96 also has timeline changes, transformation box, setting changes, user interface improvements, the start of allowing custom keyboard shortcuts, and support for Flatpak packages.
  • Calamares 2.3 Universal Linux OS Installer Released with Full-Disk Encryption
    Today, June 30, 2016, the Calamares team was proud to announce the final release and immediate availability for download of the Calamares 2.3 distribution-independent system installer. Calamares is currently being used in numerous popular operating systems, including, but not limited to, KaOS, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, Netrunner, Sabayon, and OpenMandriva. It is the universal installer framework that many GNU/Linux distributions should adopt as it's now one of the most advanced system installers.
  • etcd3: A new etcd
    Over the past few months, CoreOS has been diligently finalizing the etcd3 API beta, testing the system and working with users to make etcd even better. Today etcd v3.0.0, the distributed key value store developed by CoreOS, is available. In practice, etcd3 is already integrated into a large-scale distributed system, Kubernetes, and we have implemented distributed coordination primitives including distributed locks, elections, and software transactional memory, to ensure the etcd3 API is flexible enough to support a variety of applications. Today we’re proud to announce that etcd3 is ready for general use.
  • Zend Framework 3 Released!
    After 17 months of effort, hundreds of releases, tens of thousands of commits by hundreds of contributors, and millions of installs, we're pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 3.
  • ANNOUNCE: virt-viewer 4.0 release
  • Virt-Manager's Virrt-Viewer 4.0 Released

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