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Invitation to Debian Novice Night

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  • An Invitation to Debian Novice Night - December 1, 2010
  • find the right Debian packages: high-level search interface
  • ZFS in Debian First

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 382

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Triaging a trio - Upstream OS, Fuduntu and LightDesktop
  • News: Attachmate acquires Novell, openSUSE project "safe", Debian's new package classification system, netbook distro group test, Jolicloud Jolibook review
  • Questions and answers: Using a distro with upstream packages
  • Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 3.3, Ultimate Edition 2.8 "Games"
  • Upcoming releases: DEFT Linux 6, Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1, Pardus Linux 2011 Beta 2
  • New distributions: Kajonix,, Oz Unity
  • Reader comments

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

Fedora 12 approaches end of life

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Linux Fedora Project developer Kevin Fenzi has issued a reminder that Fedora 12, code named "Constantine", will reach its end of life (EOL) on Thursday, the 2nd of December, 2010.

Puppy Linux founder releases Quirky 1.4

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Linux Puppy Linux founder Barry Kauler has announced the release of version 1.4 of Quirky. The Quirky Linux distribution is a platform for trying out new, "quirky ideas" and is in the same family as Puppy Linux, but its creator points out that it's a "distinct distro in its own right."

Evolution of my netbook UI

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  • Evolution of my netbook UI
  • A retro retro desktop facelift

an extraordinary day of success stories

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ungethym.blogspot: It is 11pm and I am on my way home from LinuxDay in Dornbirn, Austria. It was a long but amazing day. Myriam, Mark and myself were at the KDE and Amarok booth. We were demonstrating our software to potentially new users talked about upcoming awesome features with more experienced users;

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

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Linux The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

The Performance Of Fedora Core 3 Through Fedora 14

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Linux Recently we published benchmarks of Debian with the Etch, Lenny, and Squeeze releases. We have now carried out a similar process, but on the Fedora side, and here we were able to go all the way back to the 2004 release of Fedora Core 3. Here are benchmarks of Fedora Core 3 with every release up through the recent release of Fedora 14.

the author foolishly breaks his Mint installation

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Linux Yesterday, fresh from my success at building/installing Firefox 4 Beta 7 on my Ubuntu boxes, I decided to try it on my old laptop. This thing is pretty ancient – a Dell Latitude D610, I’m guessing about six or seven years old. It was running Mint 9.

Fedora 14 is not for Novice

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Linux Fedora is quite popular distro and now I am going to depict experience with Fedora 14. I feel it not for novice user so I provide a easy to use Codec installation for novice user.

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