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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 321

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Linux security basics, part 1 - authentication
  • News: openSUSE community ponders a CentOS-like enterprise distribution, Ubuntu announces code name for 10.04, Linux Mint hints at improvements in "Helena", OpenBSD delays release over CD manufacturing
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.3, Parted Magic 4.5
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 8.0-RC1
  • New additions: eBox Platform
  • New distributions: Chrome OS, Kahel OS, Salix OS, Succi Linux
  • Reader comments

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Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more