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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 450

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking an in-depth look at PapugLinux 11.1a
  • Humour: GNOME 4 - the future of portability
  • News: ARM as "primary architecture" in Fedora, developer corner with PC-BSD's Kris Moore, interview with AgiliaLinux
  • Questions and answers: Top ten killer applications
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 12.1, Fuduntu 2012.2, Webconverger 12.1

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

Linux Mint vs. Ubuntu: the Best Option?

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Ubuntu For the last few years, there has been something of a popularity contest between two well-known Linux distros: Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

Linux on the Desktop - Dead Again?

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Linux (blog safari): Well it's been a tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks largely to a violent brawl that broke out unexpectedly down at the Broken Windows Lounge. It all started with a blog post: "Why Linux Is Dead on the Desktop"

Desktop Linux: a dose of FUD from The Economist

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Linux These days whenever I see an article bemoaning the fact that GNU/Linux has not made it to the desktop in sufficiently large numbers to make the writer in question stand up and applaud, I tend to laugh.

Debian Project News - April 2nd

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Linux Welcome to this year's seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Commercialized Linux – The Great Divide

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Linux There’s an ugly side to Linux. Or to be more specific, Ubuntu Linux. It has suffered from the evil grips of what I describe as ‘Commercialism’.

The Myth of Linux Distribution differences

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lggagnon.wordpress: It is my hypothesis that there is a very real lack of knowledge of Linux basics even by many long time Linux users and especially by many members of the Linux press.

Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current

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  • Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current
  • Xubuntu rebasing on Debian
  • Announcing: Fedora Retro
  • Hsiloof Linux: The Real Breakthrough, No More Wine!
  • Commodore shipped with Lubuntu
  • XO Laptops for Penguins of Antarctica
  • KDE Multimedia switches to Akode

Torvalds Awards Arch The Most User-Friendly

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Humor Arch Linux has won the Free Software Award for the Most Consumer Friendly Linux Distribution. Aaron Griffin recieved the award from Richard M. Stallman and Linus Torvalds at the LibrePlanet conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Why Linux on the Desktop is Alive!

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Linux While helping to edit last week’s Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, I came across an article written by Tony Bradley of PC World entitled “Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead”. In it he cited his “30 days with Ubuntu Linux” test as proof. I felt that I had to respond.

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