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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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Why prefer Debian GNU/Linux over another distribution

http://artipc10.vub.ac.be

Quite some time ago I wrote a blog post explaining why I preferred Mandriva over other distributions. But I have now switched to Debian GNU/Linux, so it is time for an update.

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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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The Hurd: GNU's quest for the perfect kernel

http://lwn.net

So what is the state of the Hurd? Is it vaporware, like Duke Nukem Forever? Fortunately not: the code exists, there is still work going on (for instance as part of Google Summer of Code), and there are even some relatively functional Hurd distributions. Let's look first at the code and the current architecture, and then at the Hurd distributions.

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Five distros for “slow” machines

http://kmandla.wordpress.com

One or two of the five distros I mentioned yesterday had been labeled as “lightweight” either by their designers or the community around them, and I was probably pushing that definition just a little bit.

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Break your Ubuntu Addiction: Three Strong Distros

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

No one can make the claim that Ubuntu isn't becoming the de facto Linux distro out there in the world today. Sadly, there is also a problem with watching Linux being tied to a single experience. Choice goes right out the window. So thankfully, despite Ubuntu's success, there are some fantastic alternatives out there that fit the needs of most people.

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Qimo 2.0 Review Great Linux Distribution For Kids

http://www.linuxnov.com

Qimo 2.0 Linux distribution based on Ubuntu designed specially for kids with Xfce window manager, looks really simple to use and suitable for small kids and integrated with many games will help the kid to improve his/her skills. Mathematical, typing, drawing, learning ABCs. will show you all that in the review.

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Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 4 Conclusion

http://thelinuxblog.net

Having written about a few methods of measuring popularity, including Torrents, Google Trends and Distrowatch Rankings I felt that I could try and draw some conclusions from all the data collected.

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Three floppy-based distros

http://kmandla.wordpress.com

This might sound strange, but I generally don’t endorse the floppy distros that are still available here and there on the Internet, and as a general rule, still work fine.

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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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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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The Experimental Nature of Linux

http://linuxinstall.net

With Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, just to name a few having recently put forth their latest offerings. This will always be followed by the derivative distributions like Mint and Centos. So what is so great about all this new stuff? Well everything of course. Don't you want to be on the latest and greatest version of the Kernel? Don't you want access to new file systems like BRTFS?

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A Future Opening

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com

As I look through DistroWatch's list, I see a trend. The top ten at the moment are: Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, OpenSuSE, Mandriva, Debian, PCLinuxOS, Sabayon, Arch, and MEPIS. Strangely, we find two relatively non-n00b distributions in there...

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gNewSense: Libre GNU/Linux OS

http://www.raiden.net

In the open source world, there are two kinds of freedom. There is software that is free as in beer, a mysterious phrase that relates to something which costs no money. Less common, though, is software that fits the second type of freedom, "free as in speech".

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Trying on sidux

http://distrowatch.com

The sidux distribution is one which has been on my to-review list for a while. It's a small project which makes a bold effort to take Debian's Unstable repository and turn it into a functioning day-to-day operating system.

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