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Antix M8.5 for Lite Computers is Available

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mepis.org: 9 months since the release of antiX-M8.2, the antiX-team announce that antiX MEPIS 8.5 'Marek Edelman' - a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing - is now available.

Fedora 13 Beta – Installation Screenshots

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henriksen-rom.com: Here is my first screen shots from the first installation of Fedora 13 Beta. And my first bug experience with Fedora 13 Beta.

Advantage: Red Hat

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newsobserver.com: Linux software company Red Hat is in the enviable position of benefitting from several near-term trends in the information technology industry, according to an analyst who recently initiated coverage of the Raleigh-based business.

The Joy of Betas: Fedora 13 Beta Released Today

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ostatic.com/blog: "Beta" may not be my favorite word in the English language, but it's in the top 100. To some folks, beta may mean "not quite ready for prime time," but to me it means it's time to start enjoying a slew of new features. This is especially true with the Fedora 13 beta released today.

Fedora tempts fate with Apollo 13 beta

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channelregister.co.uk: If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number, why tempt the Fates and launch the beta of a thirteenth version of a product on the thirteenth of the month - and on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon, which damned near killed its three astronauts?

Also: Fedora 13 - Ubuntu's smart but less attractive cousin

Fedora 13 beta released with goodies

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networkworld.com: The popular Linux distribution, Fedora 13, has been released to its final beta and is chock full of features for enterprise use. Code-named Goddard, the beta version was released on Tuesday with the final version slated for May 18.

Linux system flaws can’t pass Buck Security

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sourceforge.net/blog: Buck Security comprises a collection of security scans for Debian-based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. It’s easy to use, and gives you a quick overview of the security status of your system.

Never a dull moment with Fedora

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marilyn.frields.org: At 10:00 am US Eastern time (1400 UTC), Fedora 13 Beta is released. The Beta is our last milestone before the final release of Fedora 13.

some shorts:

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  • Ulteo Joins Open Invention Network
  • Bisigi Themes Remix Linux in Eye-Opening Ways
  • NVIDIA Puts Out Its OpenGL 4.0 Linux Driver

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 1) - Network Support

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h-online.com: Expected for release in May, Linux kernel version 2.6.34 contains several new network drivers and various advancements designed to improve network performance or increase network configuration flexibility.

Also: Linux: 2.6.34-rc4, "Hunting A Really Annoying VM Regression"

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