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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 389

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Quick looks at Dragora GNU/Linux, Asturix and Fuduntu
  • News: Debian sets release target, Ubuntu warms to Qt toolkit, Jolibook review, GhostBSD update
  • Advocacy: the World IPv6 Day
  • Released last week: Pardus Linux 2011, Calculate Linux 11.0
  • New distributions: Saline OS
  • New distributions: Conducit Linux, Exherbo Linux, GNUgitarINUX

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

Floods can't dampen mood

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Linux Nothing can dampen the spirit surrounding this year's in Brisbane, not even a flood crisis, as it officially kicked off in the state's soggy capital today.

Also: Switches rescued from floods for

Debian derivatives census

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Linux The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to participate in a census of Debian derivatives. In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives front desk.

Mepis Goes to 11

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Linux It’s not the best-known distribution, but Mepis still has its fans. The Debian-based distro is getting very close to its final 11 release. With a major version bump (last release was 8.5) Mepis 11 has a lot to live up to.

1999-2011 Eleven Years of Success for GNU/Linux

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Linux I just reread the announcement of a partnership between IBM and RedHat in 1999 to promote GNU/Linux to the enterprise. What’s changed in that time is nothing and everything.

How to develop for Linux

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Software The community is making it easier for developers to contribute code - and that means you too!

Linux: Successful Upgrade – SBS 2003 to Linux

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Linux Late in 2010 one of our charitable organization clients, a local church, came to these decisions: 1) The aging XP Professional systems in their office needed to be replaced with new systems.

Skolelinux interview: Morten Amundsen

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Interviews This time the Tromsø office of the Free software Centre and the newly elected board member of the association FRESH I've been speaking in my interview series with Skolelinux -people.

Pardus 2011, Latest and Greatest

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  • Pardus 2011, Independent Distro Releases Latest and Greatest
  • Pardus2011- A Linux distro that needs your attention
  • Review: Pardus 2011

Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?

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The purpose of this book is to help you understand how to program shared-memory parallel machines without risking your sanity. By describing the algorithms and designs that have worked well in the past, we hope to help you avoid at least some of the pitfalls that have beset parallel projects. But you should think of this book as a foundation on which to build, rather than as a completed cathedral.

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