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10 Custom Linux Distros That Ease IT Administrators` Workload

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Linux Ask any Linux aficionado, the platform's primary strength lies in its flexibility and versatility. While the most obvious example is how Google built the Android mobile operating system on top of the Linux kernel, there are many customized operating systems that are dedicated to specific types of hardware or platforms that have Linux at their core.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 433

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Boot up, little SUSE (openSUSE 12.1)
  • News: Linux Mint versus Ubuntu in tech media, interview with DPL Stefano Zacchiroli
  • Opinions: Secure boot for Linux?
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 12, ZevenOS 4.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1
  • New additions: Semplice Linux
  • New distributions: OccupyOS
  • Reader comments

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

Why Do People Keep Using Windows?

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Microsoft (blog safari): Forget holiday shopping, ladies and gentlemen -- it's Windows vs. Macs vs. Linux for yet another round. No fistfights have broken out in the Linux blogosphere yet, but it may just be a matter of time.

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” released

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  • Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” released
  • Linux Mint 12 is released with two desktops
  • 12 Reasons to Try Linux Mint 12
  • Linux Mint 12: A Great desktop Linux stays Great
  • Linux Mint 12 Released - The Peacemaker?
  • Linux Mint 12 ships as distro's popularity soars

Computing prodigy did his first Linux install at age 6

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Linux Recent months have unearthed a wealth of computing and coding talent amongst Irish school kids with their hearts set on disrupting the technology world. The latest is a computing prodigy who at the age of six did his first Linux install.

Mint Tops Charts as Ubuntu Tumbles

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  • Linux Mint Tops Popularity Charts as Ubuntu Tumbles
  • Is Ubuntu Still Your Favorite?
  • Ubuntu sees massive slide in popularity, Mint sprints ahead ... but why?
  • Linux Mint dominates Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu popularity falls as Linux Mint flourishes
  • Ubuntu savaged by rivals infected with fondleslab fever
  • whole bunch more

Ubuntu 11.10 vs. Fedora 16: Boot Speed, Power Consumption

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Ubuntu In this article is the first of several articles comparing the recently released Fedora 16 to Ubuntu 11.10. This first article is looking at the boot performance and power consumption from several different notebooks when performing clean installs of Fedora Verne and Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot.

Ubuntu Linux losing popularity fast. New Unity interface to blame?

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Ubuntu Don’t panic Ubuntu fans but your favorite desktop Linux distribution has fallen to fourth place in DistroWatch’s latest ranking.

The 5th Pillar of Fedora

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akurtakov.blogspot: Fedora's "Freedom, Friends, Features, First" pillars seems to be missing the most important one FUN.

Linux Mint Is a Refreshing Palate Cleanser

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Linux Like it or not, GNOME 3 is the new direction for the Linux OS. But that doesn't mean you have to learn a lot of new OS habits overnight. Two varieties of Linux Mint may be especially attractive for those making the transition.

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