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New Fedora Linux Project Leader Building More Than a Distro

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Linux The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux community is an open source development effort that includes a diverse set of participants. At the top of the organizational chart for Fedora is the position of Fedora Project Leader, the person tasked with overseeing the general direction and operations of the Fedora project.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 374

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.0
  • News: Document Foundation forks into LibreOffice, new features in Edubuntu 10.10, upgrading to Fedora 14 with "preupgrade", Mageia infrastructure updates
  • Questions and answers: Advocating Linux and free software
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.4, CRUX 2.7
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10
  • Donations: Debian Multimedia repository receives €200
  • New additions: GALPon MiniNo
  • New distributions: Quelitu
  • Reader comments

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

20 Reasons Linux Will Boom in a Post-Recession World

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Linux In this article, I’ll sharing twenty reasons why I believe we will see Linux "booming" in a post-recession world. Even though it's unlikely that the economic turmoil will prompt everyone to stop using proprietary operating systems completely, I am confident that a significant reduction in proprietary operating system usage is on the horizon.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.36 (Part 3) - Architecture & Infrastructure

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Linux In the early hours of Wednesday, Linus Torvalds issued the sixth pre-release version of Linux 2.6.36. Torvalds indicated that he plans to release the final new version 2.6.36 soon, but that there may still be another release candidate before that.

Adoption of GNU/Linux on the Desktop

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Linux GNU/Linux was doing well until about 2003 according to W3Schools when SCOG threatened the world with law suits if they did not pay them for use of GNU/Linux.

A challenge for a Mandriva user: SimplyMepis!

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After I read Megatotoro's stats on his Mepis experience here, and the honest review of SimplyMepis 8.5 by Rudresh Jariwala, I decided that it was about time for me to try this admirable Debian-based Linux distribution on a consistent day-to-day basis.

Review: Sabayon 5.4 KDE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: According to the Sabayon developers, Sabayon 5.4 brings to the table a new theme, many bugs fixed, and a couple changes in the included applications.

Disgruntled with Fedora

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Linux A lot of people who visit this site know I usually recommend Fedora Linux to people looking for a good distribution. However I can no longer do this as I don’t consider Fedora to be the best any more.

Leaving CrunchBang Linux for Lubuntu

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Ubuntu The most recent stable version was at least a year old if not 18 months old. It wasn’t keeping up with the Ubuntu releases. I was stuck using Firefox 3.0 (or some other such old version) Then came the announcement they were switching to a Debian base. Even if I stuck with CrunchBang, I’d be forced to reinstall anyway. So I decided to give Lubuntu a shot.

some shorts:

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  • Review: The Oort Perimeter
  • X.Org Server 1.9.1 Is Approaching; RC1 Released
  • GCC 4.4.5 Brings Bug-Fixes
  • Nightly GIMP, GEGL, babl tarball builds
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