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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 486

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Welcome to this year's 50th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The latest version of Linux Mint has been making the rounds. Version 14 of the popular Linux distribution may not come with many new features, but it has been gaining popular attention. This week Jesse Smith takes Mint and the MATE desktop for a spin to see what makes these projects so appealing. The arrival of Secure Boot has been a concern for many with a number of websites providing workarounds and suggestions on how to avoid getting locked in by Secure Boot's restrictions. Dell has come up with a timely solution and we cover that in this week's News section. This week we will also look at the current status of the Haiku project and we will discuss a book which talks about how to deal with malfunctioning Linux servers. We are also pleased to bring you a list of distributions released over the past week and a collection of news, reviews and podcasts from Around the Web. Here, at DistroWatch, we wish you all a wonderful week and happy reading!

Content:

Reviews: Linux Mint 14 "MATE"
News: Dell and Canonical offer a new ultrabook, Haiku nears its first stable release, Seth Brown talks about GNU utilities
Book review: DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices
Released last week: NetBSD 5.2, Puppy Linux 5.4 "Slacko", Bridge Linux 2012.12, ZevenOS 5.0
Upcoming releases: Mageia 3 Beta 1
Around the web: Reviews, podcasts and newsletters
Donations: LFTP receives US$250.00
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