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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 475

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Welcome to this year's 39th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! PCLinuxOS has long been a favourite distribution among users seeking a familiar desktop environment and out-of-the box support for popular hardware, media formats and browser plugins. Recently the project founder's health issues have slowed down the development of the distro, but the community seems strong enough to carry on in the absence of their great leader.

Is Red Hat looking to a model of the past?

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businesscloud9.com: A recent blog post from Red Hat raises some interesting questions about the paradox that exists between what large enterprises want in terms of their IT future requirements, and what the cloud is now able to offer.

On to better booting

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itworld.com: More than a few Linux distributions have pulled up their stakes in the decades old System V method of booting and quietly moved to a better way of booting. Better, faster, easier to maintain, and less prone to problems.

Linux Mint Debian update pack 5 shows maturity

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zdnet.com: The updated distribution shows steady improvements, package updates and more flexibility in desktops, catering easily for fans of Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and Gnome.

SolusOS 1.2 Eveline Review

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gnuman.com: SolusOS is a lightweight distribution which uses Gnome 2 as its desktop interface and it is geared towards novice Linux users or those who do not need a heavy distribution.

CentOS 6.3 – Community Choice

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linuxuser.co.uk: The Community Enterprise Operating System is now at version 6.3. Is the upgrade to the Red Hat-based distro worthwhile?

Snowlinux 3 E17 Crystal Review: Fast, very fast!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: Linux world is also undergoing tremendous transformation, specially Gnome 3. Most of the today's highly sophisticated Linux distros no longer run well on low resource environment or support desktops less than 512 MB RAM. I was eager to try Snowlinux 3 E17 with Enlightenment desktop.

Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (Part 5): Infrastructure

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h-online.com: Similarly to current versions of Mac OS X and Windows, Linux is now capable of a hybrid sleep state. The 3.6 kernel also provides improved randomisation and reduces the work load of EFI bootloaders.

SolusOS Eveline 1.2 Review

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unixmen.com: After recently installing the Debian based edition of Linux Mint operating system on my home office desktop, I decided to take a look at another Debian based Linux distribution, SolusOS.

Why Linux on the desktop is still struggling

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zdnet.com: The ubiquity of Microsoft's desktop office suite is one reason the company has remained a leader in the PC segment -- and that same Office ubiquity is the main reason Linux still struggles.

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