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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 402

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: An in-depth look at Pardus Linux 2011
  • News: Ubuntu release week, OpenBSD desktop deployment, Fedora and GNOME 3, openSUSE GNOME 3 install
  • Questions and answers: Working together
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 4.9
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.04, Chakra GNU/Linux 2011.04, OpenBSD 4.9
  • New distributions: DYNA LINUX, Polippix
  • Reader comments
  • Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Patent verdict no reason to worry about Linux

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itworld.com: I was on the road in Boston late last week, and thus was unable to easily write something up on the April 15 jury finding in the case of Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC v. Softlayer Technologies, Inc. et al.

Bodhi Linux Road Map

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: It's been about a month since our Bodhi Linux 1.0.0 (stable) release and I would like to say thank you to everyone that has helped make it a success! I'd just like to take a moment today to share our plans for the future with everyone.

GNU/Linux in Russia

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mrpogson.com: My videos on having fun with Debian GNU/Linux have at least one view from every continent except Asia. I was surprised that Russia did not get any hits but then English is not their language. It is also true that GNU/Linux is doing very well in Russia and there is lots of coverage of that.

The Linux Security Circus: On GUI isolation

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theinvisiblethings.blogspot: There certainly is one thing that most Linux users don't realize about their Linux systems... this is the lack of GUI-level isolation, and how it essentially nullifies all the desktop security.

The Linux Power Problem Is Widespread, Hits Desktops Too

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phoronix.com: The major Linux power regression situation seems to only be getting worse at this point. Following the Mobile Users Beware: Linux Has Major Power Regression and The Tests Showing Ubuntu 11.04 On A Power Consumption Binge, a variety of feedback has come in.

Gnome 3: Not Ready for Prime Time in Fedora 15

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Software

blog.chris.tylers.info: I've been using Gnome 3 in the Fedora 15 alpha and beta releases for a while now, and I'm convinced that Gnome 3 is not ready for prime time yet, at least as implemented in Fedora 15.

10 Easter Eggs in Linux

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Software

linuxaria.com: Happy easter to all, what’s better than celebrate this holiday taking a look at what have hidden the programmers in our software ?

Linux is Spoiling Me!!

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Microsoft

linuxmigrante.blogspot: After reading an article about how tests have shown that antivirus solutions, in spite of their struggle to keep Windows systems protected, have fallen behind malware threats (MS Security Essentials among these)--and one company has actually fallen prey of hackers itself--, I realized that Linux is spoiling me.

Moving from Ubuntu 10.10 to Linux Mint 10

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Ubuntu

technologytales.com: With a long Easter weekend available to me and with thoughts of forthcoming changes in the world of Ubuntu, I got to wondering about the merits of moving my main home PC to Linux Mint instead.

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