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DEX: Bridging Gaps Between Debian and Derivatives

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linuxjournal.com: Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu CTO, has found a way to bridge the ever-widening crevasse between Debian and its derivatives. The Debian Front Desktop was formed last summer in order to bring together these camps, but Zimmerman wants to go a step or two further.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 397

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Greeting the lizard king (review of openSUSE 11.4)
  • News: FreeBSD switches to "bsdinstall", OpenBSD announces 4.9, Debian launches DEX, BackTrack prepares for May release, Gentoo lists projects for GSoC, Japan OSS community post-earthquake update
  • Questions and Answers: DistroWatch visitor number growth
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "LXDE", Ultimate Edition 2.9, SuperGamer Supreme 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule
  • New distributions: GenOS, PUIAS Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Should I Switch to Linux?

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: The first thing you should know: There is a learning curve. Linux is much easier than it used to be, but it's not Windows. If you're used to a Microsoft operating system, Ubuntu will take some adjustment.

Introducing Your Honey to Linux

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linuxinsider.com: Linux geeks are a generous sort, it seems fair to say, always eager to share the joys of their favorite operating system. So when a Linux geek enters a new relationship -- with a fellow human, that is -- it's only natural to encourage that new flame to adopt Linux too.

Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks

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computerweekly.com: If you, like me, bought an Acer Aspire One and have been suffering with the ultra stripped down Linpus Linux Lite for your sins; then you've probably (also like me) only dreamed lazily of the heavenly possibility of having a "proper" operating system on your machine.

A bid to keep LUGs relevant

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itwire.com: There was a time when Linux user groups were the source of support for those who install and run the free operating system. Installfests were held at least once a year and people who were interested in testing out GNU/Linux waited for these events.

No FAFSA for FOSS Users

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OSS

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've written twice now about various pieces of online software that restrict your freedom to use the operating system of your choice to access them. My girlfriend is also a student and was annoyed when she found out.

Looking over Crux again

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kmandla.wordpress: It’s been a while since I installed Crux on any machine in the house, and even longer since I put it on anything faster than about 150Mhz.

Best Linux distros for netbooks

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techradar.com: There are now some fantastic varieties of Linux that make ideal replacements for the operating system that's currently installed on your netbook.

Ultimate Edition 2.9 released, Screenshots

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Ubuntu

unixmen.com: Ultimate Edition 2.9 has been released! according to the announcement, this release was built off Ultimate Edition 2.8 which is built off Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat'. All updates fully updated / upgraded, old kernels purged, new initrd and vmlinuz rebuilt.

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