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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 354

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interviews: OpenBSD's Stefan Sperling
  • News: Mandriva CEO on company situation, BLAG gets revived with new alpha, Pioneer Linux closes shop, APT and RPM package management
  • Questions and answers: Linux adoption
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010 "Openbox", Puppy Linux 5.0, CentOS 5.5
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 9, OpenBSD 4.7, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 RC
  • New additions: Peppermint OS
  • New distributions: OwnOS CreativeSuite, Xin
  • Reader comments

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

Distro Hoppin`: Puppy Linux 5.0

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itlure.com: Puppy Linux is, by far, my favorite super-lightweight Linux distribution out there. Though lacking some features that exist in the distro giants, the sheer speed and responsiveness of it are amazing. Not to mention the hundreds of tiny little applications that do a great job of handling all sorts of tasks.

A Random Btrfs Experience

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rich0gentoo.wordpress: After all the buzz about btrfs and Ubuntu I figured I’d try experimenting with it a little. So, how did it go?

Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Released

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  • Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Released! Time For 2.6.35
  • What's new in Linux 2.6.34

Review: Peppermint OS

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cristalinux.blogspot: While we wait for the release of some of the major distros' mid year upgrades, I thought I'd present a new Linux flavor which looks and performs very well: Peppermint OS.

What IS Linux (and what it should be)?

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ghacks.net: One of the issues I come across often is how Linux is perceived and what it needs to do to continue to grow. It’s a very complex issue based on a lot of pre-determined opinions and deeply embedded history.

Debian + Backports is Better than the Latest Ubuntu

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Debian Stable has a bad reputation of being little obsolete. It's never able to catch up with time. But I don't buy to the view that Debian Stable is outdated.

Tuxification

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linux-magazine.com: As you might have guessed, I have a lot of Linux-based T-shirts....a LOT of them. And I enjoy wearing those T-shirts. From time to time wearing the image of Tux encourages strangers who would normally never say anything to strike up a conversation.

5 Netbook Operating Systems

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  • 4 Netbook Operating Systems Worth Checking Out
  • Peppermint: Just like any other Lubuntu, only more so

CentOS 5.5 Finally Released

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phoronix.com: A month and a half has passed since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, but CentOS 5.5 has finally made it out into the world as the community equivalent to the RHEL5.5 packages.

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