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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 453

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at OpenMediaVault 0.2.5
  • News: Ubuntu 12.04 release, Slackware rumour mill, Mint 13 update, Fedora health check, OmniBoot 0.4
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 8.3, Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.04, Trisquel GNU/Linux 5.5

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

IBM fires Power-powered Penguins at x86's weak spots

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Hardware

theregister.co.uk: Big Blue is reviving a Linux-only variant of its Power Systems lineup with cheaper hardware and software pricing that it says gives better value on Linux workloads than an x86 setup.

The Linux Foundation Adds Five New Members From Japan

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marketwatch.com (pr): The Linux Foundation today announced that five new companies from Japan are joining the organization: Ashisuto, Aisin AW, JVC KENWOOD Corporation, NTT DATA MSE, and Turbo Systems.

Linux Australia ponders name change

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zdnet.com.au: Linux Australia president John Ferlito has asked the community of Australia's peak Linux body whether it's time to change its name, eliciting a strong response.

Siduction 11.1

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Siduction 11.1 is a fork of the Aptosid distro. Siduction comes in KDE, Xfce or LXDe spins. You can get 32-bit or 64-bit versions of each spin. Siduction is based on Debian Sid and includes Linux Kernel 3.1-6 and X.Org server 1.11.2.902.

Five Best Linux Distributions

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lifehacker.com: Whether you're a beginner or you've been using Linux systems for years, you probably have an opinion on what the best distribution is.

Mageia 2 Beta 3 - A Preview

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zdnet.co.uk: Another Linux distribution with an upcoming release I have been looking forward to made a Beta release. Mageia Linux 2 is on a fast track now, with the final Beta released a few days ago, the Release Candidate due in less than two weeks, and the final release due two weeks after that.

An Interview With Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

techcrunch.com: I had the opportunity to ask Linus a few questions by email. Hopefully I didn’t simply create a nerd version of The Chris Farley Show.

Should Fedora abandon release names?

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networkworld.com: Given the complexity of selecting a "safe" release name, should Fedora drop names altogether? This was a problem we ran into with openSUSE as well.

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