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Minimalist Linux desktops

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h-online.com: Lightweight desktops have a multitude of uses, on netbooks, for mobile devices, for older hardware, for users with limited requirements of their systems, for connecting to applications in the cloud, and for bare knuckled programmers who prefer to work closer to the metal.

Greetings from Slitaz 3.0

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kmandla.wordpress: It’s been a year since the last “stable” release of Slitaz, and whether or not the yearlong break is part of the development plan, I have been chomping at the bit, waiting for this new version.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 347

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: An introduction to Igelle 1.0
  • News: Solaris no longer free, OpenSolaris 2010.03 delays, Fedora leadership change, Ubuntu user interface musings, new features in Mint 9
  • Questions and answers: Wiping hard disks
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.2, FreeBSD 7.3, SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: SimplyMEPIS 8.5, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 1
  • New additions: Asturix
  • New distributions: AVLinux, ArchBang, Cronos Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Blankon Linux version 5 Mini-Review

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gamblis.com: I just installed a popular distro in Indonesia called Blankon. This distro is based on Ubuntu 9.10. Off course with all features and capabilities of Ubuntu 9.10.

Linux users? Who are these people?

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junauza.com: People who have been using Windows or Mac all their life maybe curious to know who are the minority (Linux users) and why are they still using this unpopular OS. Well, allow me introduce them to you:

Sabayon 5.2 ‘Gnome Edition’ Review

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linuxcritic.com: The 5.2 release of the Gentoo based Linux distribution, Sabayon Linux was released yesterday. For those unfamiliar with Sabayon, it is based on a binary distribution of Gentoo Linux.

Sabayon 5.2 GNOME Screenshots

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beginlinux.com: The Sabayon 5.2 release features Xorg 7.5, GNOME 2.28, KDE 4.4.1, XBMC 9.11 and much more.

Migrating to Linux without pain

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ghabuntu.com: The subject of migration can not be seen as something simple. But with the experiences I've had, with a few simple tips, you can perform a migration as smoothly as possible.

Do I need an anti-virus in Linux?

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Security

dedoimedo.com: And the simple answer is: no, you do not need an anti-virus in Linux. Yes, let me tell you a little secret. Come closer. That's it. You don't need an anti-virus in Windows, either! Boom! There you go.

Desktop Linux: An Average User Success Story

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blog.eracc.com: I often see the sentiment expressed that desktop Linux is “too hard” for the average PC user. These arguments seem to completely overlook the fact that an average PC user will never install his own operating system.

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