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eyeOS 2.5 Open Source review – how the mighty have fallen

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Linux If you can set up a Linux box with Apache, with a bit of fettling you can use eyeOS to create your own personalised cloud desktop. Michael Reed reviews eyeOS version 2.5…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 438

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at VectorLinux 7.0
  • News: Mandriva in bankruptcy threat, latest on Ubuntu-powered devices, CentOS on CR repository
  • Sneak Peeks: The Razor-qt desktop environment
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 12.0, Porteus 1.1, FreeNAS 8.0.3
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 9.0, PC-BSD 9.0, Linux Mint 12 RC (KDE)

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

DreamLinux 5 Review

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Linux DreamLinux is a distribution that is based on Debian “Wheezy” and using the latest desktop version of XFCE 4.8 on a Linux 3.1 Kernel. DreamLinux has just released this latest version after a long absence and we will see if it can make up for lost time.

OpenSUSE May Finally Pull In Plymouth

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  • Privacy distribution Tails updated to version 0.10
  • OpenSUSE May Finally Pull In Plymouth

2012 to be year of Linux domination

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Linux For 2012, I see continued growth, prevalence, innovation and impact from Linux, thus leading to a 2012 that is dominated by Linux.

Linux Mint 12 Lisa Review

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Linux Until the release of Ubuntu 11.04, Gnome 2.x seemed to have become the standard desktop interface for Linux. It was the default for Ubuntu, Fedora and Linux Mint, three of the biggest distributions, and many others relied on it too. Then came 2011.

Mint is fun, client-focused Linux distro

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Linux When Ubuntu decided last year to abruptly replace the familiar Gnome UI with its own Unity interface, many users were upset. And according to the latest numbers from DistroWatch, Linux Mint has been the major beneficiary, so we decided to test Linux Mint 12.

Did Your System Take A Dive With Linux 3.2?

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Linux If you upgraded today to the just-released Linux 3.2 kernel and your Intel system is now having problems booting this new kernel release, you're not alone, but here's a possible workaround.

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