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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Installing CentOS 5.3 on a Netbook - A Cautionary Tale

  • News: Mandriva releases several updated products, Moblin to benefit with HyperSpace technology, ULTILEX a multiple live CD distro project, interviews with Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth, distro and upstream relationship case study
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.03 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009, sidux 2009-02, ExTix 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Browserpuppy, Ice-Z Linux
  • Reader comments

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

sidux 2009-02: A Playground For The Adventurous

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reddevil62-techhead: sidux 2009-02 is a live Linux CD based on the Debian Linux distribution and, as anyone who spends time in the GNU/Linux world knows, Debian has several branches. sidux 2009-02 is based on Debian sid, the unstable branch of Debian.

Distro Hoppin`: Pardus Linux 2009

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itlure.com: Conclusions should end an article, not begin one, but I have to say this from the start: Pardus 2009 is one of the most impressively well-done Linux distributions that I've put my hands on for a loooong time.

Also: Getting Started with Pardus Linux

Mepis 8.0 Linux MiniReview

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techexposures.com: Mepis 8.0 Linux is a Linux distro designed for ease of use and suitable even for beginners. It is built on Debian 5.0 stable core with the 2.6.27 Linux kernel and comes in a 32bit and 64bit version.

Gnome-Art NextGen - Icons, Themes, Wallpapers, Splash Screens and Grub One Click Install

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Gnome-Art Next Generation is the successor of Gnome-Art and lets you change your Gnome-themes (icon-, wallpaper-, splash-,...-themes) with one click. It is in an early stage and under development but it looks very promising already.

Announcing Apperi - The Linux App Store

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apperi.com: We are proud to announce the launch of the public beta of apperi.com. A new linux app store for Debian and Ubuntu users. Apperi.com currently supports users of Debian 4 & 5 as well as Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04 with a total of 119,295 packages.

Pardus 2009 Looks Fantastic

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easylinuxcds.com: I had read in the Pardus release announcement that the Pardus had been “improved graphically in every part of the distribution”. It takes about 3 seconds to realize this.

A Linux security story

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blogs.computerworld.com: There's no such thing as perfect security. There are no programs that give you absolute software security. After all, security is a process, not a product. Linux's security process, though, is outstanding, which is one reason why it has great security. Here's an example.

linux malware, sure it’s possible

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bambambambam.wordpress: I did a bit of research into it and discovered that a few people have already documented this possible vulnerability, and that it is somewhat legitimate.

Linux Kernel Virtual Machine improves build performance

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Create a build service using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) for better performance

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