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Parabola GNU/Linux joins the FSF list of free distributions

http://www.fsf.org

Parabola GNU/Linux is a full featured general-purpose distribution that's committed to only including free software. Parabola strives to keep its packaging and management tools as simple as possible, so that users have plenty of flexibility to install and configure the system to their liking.

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Created by stargrave 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
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Bodhi Linux is a Lightweight Linux Distribution Based on 'Enlightenment Desktop' and Ubuntu

http://www.ubuntuvibes.com

Bodhi Linux is a light weight and minimalistic distribution in development that is based on Enlightenment 'E 17' Desktop Environment. At its core, Bodhi Linux is based on Ubuntu 10.04.Bodhi is a Buddhist term and in Sanskrit, it means Enlightenment or getting enlightened.

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Created by Dart 3 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 46 weeks ago
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Mandriva Linux 2010.2 Released

http://blog.mandriva.com

Mandriva 2010.2 is an incremental update on top of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates since its release.

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Created by JRepin 3 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 51 weeks ago
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Introduction to the MeeGo Software Platform

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Distros come and go, and sometimes they combine with others to form new distros. Take Intel's Moblin and combine it with Nokia's Maemo, and you get MeeGo.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 1 week ago
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Healtcheck: openSUSE - Community before code

http://www.h-online.com

The openSUSE community is on a voyage of introspection and self discovery. SuSE Linux has been around in one form or another since 1992, and, with the possible exception of Slackware, has an older provenance than any other Linux distribution, yet openSUSE is still in search of a unifying vision that sets it apart from its rivals and its past.

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Created by cendrars 4 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 3 weeks ago
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MeeGo Linux 1.1 Released

http://meego.com

The 1.1 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing. The MeeGo stack contains Linux Kernel 2.6.35, X.org server 1.9.0, Web Runtime, Qt 4.7, and Qt Mobility 1.0.2, supporting the contacts, location, messaging, multimedia, and sensor and service frameworks.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 7 weeks ago
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Review of Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring

http://www.itlure.com

One could never argue the overall quality and effort put into this operating system. And while Mandriva undoubtedly remains among the distro giants, there are some quirks that shouldn't have slipped into this release. Other than that, it is a great choice for newbies and experienced users alike.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 19 weeks ago
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Fedora 13 (Goddard) Officialy Released

http://fedoraproject.org

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that brings the latest in free and open source software to your desktop, laptop and server, and gives you access to thousands of different open source applications. Fedora 13 (Goddard) is filled with improvements that make Linux better than ever for all types of users.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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On-demand package installation in openSUSE 11.3

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

You most probably have already run into this at least once. You use the computer, try to do something and you get an error message saying "sorry, application foo is not installed", "the required plugin bar is not installed" or similar. And that's it, there it stops. You have to find out what package the required functionality is in, install it manually and try again. Like if the computer couldn't ask "but maybe I can install that, do you want me to try?" and handle it itself.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Puppy Linux: Just for fun

http://www.itpro.co.uk

Puppy Linux is something different, a tiny version of Linux that can be stored on a USB memory drive, will run in memory, and can be used for working on the move.

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Created by cendrars 5 years 1 day ago – Made popular 5 years 5 hours ago
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 299, 20 April 2009

http://distrowatch.com

Welcome to this year's 16th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It's the Ubuntu release week (or Ubuntu "circus", as some prefer to call it), a major event in the calendar of many open source software enthusiasts.

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Created by Noog 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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Silly Linux Myths Exposed: Linux Has Great Hardware Support

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.
In this article, I'll not only provide what I deem to be significant evidence to the contrary, but also provide real examples of PC peripherals and hardware that work out of the box, often with little to no configuration involved.

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Created by Noog 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 298, 13 April 2009

http://distrowatch.com

Recently the latest version of perhaps the world's most friendly BSD distribution was released. PC-BSD 7.1 is based off FreeBSD and we take a first look at this interesting operating system.

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Created by Noog 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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Guidelines for Free System Distributions

http://www.gnu.org

"The purpose of these guidelines is to help people determine whether or not all the information for practical use in a system distribution (such as a GNU/Linux distribution) is free, and to help people create such distributions."

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Created by jorgejbe 6 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 30 weeks ago
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Mining DistroWatch.com Logs (Part 2)

http://blue-gnu.biz

This article pursues the analysis of DistroWatch.com's logs I started one week ago. Pre-processing the logs in a different manner allows to focus on other interesting questions. In this way, although the extracted patterns will have the same "shape" as in last week's extraction, they will, this time, help us in discovering groups of distributions fulfilling similar purposes.

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Created by banana 6 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 38 weeks ago
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