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Looking ahead to Fedora 16

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linuxinexile.blogspot: We are only a week or so away from Fedora 16, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to preview what's ahead in this release.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 429

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Debian, with a hint of Mint
  • News: Interview with OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt, CentOS versus Red Hat, Canonical's position of "Secure Boot"
  • Questions and answers: Software patents
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 5.3 "Slacko", Linux From Scratch 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 5.0
  • New additions: Bio-Linux
  • New distributions: Burhani Linux, Cinux, DeLi(cate), Pacman Linux, Phinx Desktop, RRAbuntu, Sage Live CD, Tizen, Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix
  • Reader comments

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

Best Linux distributions for hardware detection and older hardware

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen responds to a question from a long-time Linux fan about small distributions and hardware support. Here is Jack’s advice on lightweight distributions.

Linux light - SliTaz GNU/Linux and SliTaz-Aircrack-ng

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Once upon a time there was DSL (Damn Small Linux) which provided a full workable system in a 50 MB image. I used to have it on a small tertiary partition for repair and rescue tasks on my main systems.

New $89 Open-source Hardware Runs Full Linux OS

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Hardware

pcworld.com: An open-source hardware group on Monday announced a US$89 credit-card sized motherboard based on an ARM processor that could be used for robotics, gaming and medical devices.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMAMA Project

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eweek.com: Several financial services firms are teaming up to launch the OpenMAMA project to deliver a new open-source messaging API, according to the Linux Foundation.

Also: Gloves off in NYSE: Red Hat trading tech face-off

Mea culpa: coming clean about my n00b Linux mistakes

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zdnet.com: A little over a week ago, I wrote a rant about how my Linux server had crashed. I was upset when I wrote the piece, having lost a lot of work. Since then, the article itself got almost 800 comments and even my respected colleagues here on ZDNet and elsewhere have weighed in.

Complete Arch Linux Installation, Part 2: Graphical User Interface & Packages

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HowTos

businessinsider.com: Welcome to the second part of the Arch Linux installation tutorial! We are installing Arch because of the amount of users who want to learn how to get into Linux.

My life with a Linux Desktop in the Corporate World...

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linuxinstall.net: When I recently changed jobs I was given the opportunity to build my dream machine and put what ever OS “I thought would be best”. Several of my counterparts were running Linux or dual booting between Linux and Windows.

Linux 3.2 Is Still Looking To Be Power Hungry

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phoronix.com: The PCI subsystem pull for the Linux 3.2 kernel was published on Friday evening. If you were hoping it would rework PCI-E ASPM (Active-State Power Management) to be more like the Windows implementation or for more PCI drivers to be setting the bits directly to support it (effectively white-listing drivers/hardware), it didn't happen yet.

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