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SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta4 Greets a New Year

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mepis.org: Warren Woodford has announced that SimplyMEPIS 8.4.96, the beta4 of MEPIS 8.5, is available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

The Great Open Source Netbook Interface Race

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Software

earthweb.com: Linux may no longer have the largest share of the netbook market, the way it did a couple of years ago. But you could still say that if the community isn't dominating in sales, it's taking the lead in interface choices.

Arium Embedded Linux Is Now Available

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PR: AE Linux is a package that is targeted to developers who want a fast and easy solution to run an embedded Linux kernel on their Intel-based platform. This distribution uses the standard Linux build flow and is made from unmodified public distributions so that migration to newer or different Linux components is unencumbered.

The GPL Barter Cycle - A Graphic

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OSS

groklaw.net: In our efforts at Groklaw to explain the General Public License, or GPL, over the years, we've used many words. But the other day I asked if anyone could think of a way to show it graphically, and PolR has done it.

Lenovo unveils IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

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Hardware

  • Lenovo unveils IdeaPad U1 Hybrid
  • Lenovo Unveils New Hybrid Tablet/Laptop and Smartbook
  • IdeaPad U1 Hybrid pairs notebook base with detachable tablet

A comparison of virtualization features of HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX

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Most AIX administrators understand the virtualization features available to them on their System p platform through PowerVM, which is also available on the System p for Linux. What about the other UNIX hardware platforms? find out what HP-UX, Solaris have to offer and how do some of their features compare to PowerVM.

The Ultimate Distro Showdown: Ubuntu 9.10 vs openSUSE 11.2 vs Mandriva 2010

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linuxforu.com: We laid our hands on all the three biggies—Ubuntu 9.10, Mandriva 2010 and openSUSE 11.2—and pitted them against each other. What followed was the battle of the century, as each distro pulled off one unique trick after another to stay on top of the game.

IP STB runs Linux, supports Netflix downloads

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linuxfordevices.com: Syabas Technology has posted specs for an upcoming IP STB (set-top box) that supports streaming Netflix downloads. The UPnP-ready "Popbox" offers Ethernet, WiFi, Component video, and HDMI connections, runs embedded Linux on a MIPS-based Sigma Designs SMP8643 processor, and will ship in March for only $129.

Does Debian Deviate From Standards Or Upstream?

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pthree.org: Recently, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine. The discussion was about whether or not Debian and Ubuntu have deviated from standard practice regarding Paul Vixie’s cron implementation.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 335

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A look at MINIX 3
  • Statistics: Page Hit Ranking statistics in 2008 and 2009
  • Questions and answers: Optimizing 64-bit distributions with compiler flags
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.1 "Gaming", sidux 2009-04, ClearOS 5.1, Super OS 9.10
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2 Pre 2, Pardus Linux 2009.1 RC
  • Donations: Krita receives €200.00
  • New additions: MINIX
  • New distributions: ArchServer, COTAS Linux, Dread Moon Linux, LinuxShark, XBMC Live, Ylmf OS
  • Reader comments

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

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