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Debian Squeeze: an Overview

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Linux Debian was, in a sense, my first distro. I actually started out with Ubuntu, but it’s extreme bugginess quickly sent me in search of alternatives. I settled on Debian, and used it’s stable branch (first Etch, then Lenny) exclusively for three years.

Sabayon KForensics Available

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Linux As of February 7th 2011, the KDE edition of Sabayon Forensics is available, see link for info and mirrors. Same tools as the GForensic, but in the KDE desktop environment. The forensic spins are based on the Daily KDE and Gnome x86 editions.

Free time experiments: GhostBSD, Zorin OS4, Mandriva 2011 TP

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Motivated by the post on BSD that yunani deniz, my Italian friend and "un appassionato di sistemi linux" wrote, I decided to try BSD. My main problem with OSs of the BSD family is, yes, you guessed it, text installation. Luckily, I stumbled upon GhostBSD, a BSD OS that comes in a Live CD.

Joining the fray: Why Debian matters

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I don’t like the six-month release cycle. There’s nothing like getting comfortable with a distro, only to be prodded to update to the latest, greatest improvements — in many instances the improvements are both great and welcome, but then the cycle of getting comfortable starts all over again.

Linux shakedown: Testing both GNOME 3 and Fedora 15

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Software GNOME 3 is just around the corner. For those anxious about how it will look and feel you can kill two birds with one stone by testing both Fedora 15 and GNOME 3 on a single Live CD. Jack Wallen fires this alpha release up and gives his opinion on where it stands.

Linux Distro: Linux Console

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Linux The strangely named Linux Console seems to be designed to work equally well as a Live distribution and as a permanent installation. It offers an LXDE based desktop alongside a collection of standard applications. However, I'm not absolutely sure what the aim of this distro actually is.

Linux gets work done!

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Microsoft Situation:- Add a new hard disk to a windows computer. Copy the files from the second partition of the first hard disk to the new hard disk. Back up the files from the first partition in case something goes wrong. Then repartition the first hard disk so it is a single partition.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 391

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Saline OS 1.0
  • News: Debian 6.0 coverage, Ubuntu 11.04 killer features, CentOS and Mageia release delays, upgrading to Mandriva "Cooker", testing GNOME 3
  • Questions and answers: Keeping laptops cool with cpufreqd
  • Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, aptosid 2011-01
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.4, openSUSE 11.4 RC1
  • Donations: CGSecurity (TestDisk, PhotoRec) receives €215.00
  • Reader comments

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

Johannesburg Stock Exchange to move to Linux

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Linux The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced that it is moving to an all Linux based trading platform when it relocates to Johannesburg.

First look: Debian 6.0 Squeeze

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  • First look: Debian 6.0 Squeeze
  • Why Debian matters more than ever
  • Falling In Love With Debian, Again
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