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Top 5 Awesome Linux Distro Upgrades Coming Out in Second Half of 2008

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The first half of 2008 has seen some really cool releases, such as OpenSuSe 11.0, Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04.1, and some really lame ones too, like Gentoo 2008.0 and Linux XP 2008. We’re not done yet, though. There are still some pretty major distro releases, which will blow your mind. Let’s dive in and see!

1. Debian Lenny 5.0 (around September)debian
Shut up, Debian is awesome! The second beta of Lenny is already very stable, but lets wait until the strict Debian release team churns out the final version. Aside from the much awaited Iceweasel 3.0 (yaay!), notable new features of the new version of the most important community distribution are the 2.6.24 kernel and lots and lots of upgrades, including improved security.

2. Fedora 10 (October)
fedoraFedora has come a long way, but there’s still this little bit that needs to be improved in order to spread adoption. The new version 10 should be a step forward into the right direction (this time). Haskel support, a new version of RPM, cool artwork, the new KDE 4.1, and improved audio. Go take a look at the top proposed features. Of course, some of them won’t get implemented because new features have to be approved by the FESCo.

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Where's PCLinuxOS in all of this?

One of the best and most popular distros out there was missing from the list? For shame...

Lenny

Lenny (Debian release 5) will have kernel 2.6.25, not 2.6.24. Which makes it interesting to Ubuntu 8.04 users, who are on 2.6.24. Lenny will have a later kernel and an older version of Gnome's virtual file system: the new one (as released in Ubuntu 8.04) still has a couple of annoying problems.

Also, Lenny is not in "beta 2". The installation software is, but Lenny has not reached "freeze" so no beta release is available yet, as far as I know.

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