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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 364

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Taking a Look at openSUSE 11.3
  • News: FreeBSD elects a new Core Team, TrueCrypt improvements and an alternative to Flash
  • Questions and answers: Adding updates to the install process
  • Released last week: Sabayon, Tiny Core, Peppermint Ice, PC-BSD
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.3rc1
  • New distributions: Buluo OS, ASRI éducation
  • Reader comments

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

Living the Linux Lifestyle

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earthweb.com: Why do some people choose to run Linux as their PC platform of choice while others opt instead for other ways of running their computing experiences?

Debian Project News - July 26th

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Welcome to this year's eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian Day in New York coming up, Mini Debian conference in India, and Debian Installer beta1 coming up.

A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The other day someone who knows I am in the computer business came to me with a very sick laptop (Gateway W340 with Intel graphics chip and Broadcom wireless). The machine was a fairly innocuous little guy that had some serious issues. I decided it was time for an experiment.

On Variety and Linux

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Ernest Hemingway once said that one cat just leads to another. Somehow, the same happens with Linux:

Not Really The Best Approach

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v00d00.net: Today I stumbled across Netrunner GNU/Linux Community Distro and it made me wonder about a few things.

Fastest OS on the world is Puppy 5 Lucid

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linux2u.co.cc: This is first review of Puppy 5 lucid which is Ubuntu based. It is the fastest OS I used ever,it feels better than DSL.So I am going to share my Experience with you.

Eight free open source books

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mybroadband.co.za: It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

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ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

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celettu.wordpress.com: In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

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