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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 397

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Greeting the lizard king (review of openSUSE 11.4)
  • News: FreeBSD switches to "bsdinstall", OpenBSD announces 4.9, Debian launches DEX, BackTrack prepares for May release, Gentoo lists projects for GSoC, Japan OSS community post-earthquake update
  • Questions and Answers: DistroWatch visitor number growth
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "LXDE", Ultimate Edition 2.9, SuperGamer Supreme 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule
  • New distributions: GenOS, PUIAS Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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