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'Lenny': Debian for the masses?

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theregister.co.uk: The venerable Debian Linux distribution has experienced a significant new release with its latest update, dubbed Lenny. While Debian is still not the easiest Linux distro to install and use, Lenny makes significant leaps forward and remains one of the most powerful Linux options.

How Linux Helped Adopt My New Daughter

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linuxfoundation.org: If you noticed that LDN was a little quiet last week, it was because my wife and I were out of town last week--way out of town. Our destination was Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, where we were to bring home our new seven-year-old daughter.

Dell Netbooks: Windows XP Beats Ubuntu on Value

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workswithu.com: Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 Netbooks running Windows XP and Ubuntu are on sale. But US newspaper advertisements from Dell and Best Buy show Dell’s Windows XP netbooks to be a far better bargain than Dell netbooks with Ubuntu Linux.

How Not To Make A Commercial Linux Distribution

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linuxhaxor.net: I have nothing against commercial Linux distribution. As a matter of fact, I thought that the experience was good enough for me to justify paying for a Linux distribution. Enter iMagic OS.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 290

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 live CD and network installation

  • News: Debian 'Lenny', Ubuntu 9.04 kernel updates, OpenSolaris Bible, Zypper improvements, Red Hat 'State of the Union' address, Woof 0.0.0, Nova - Cuba's national distribution
  • Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, antiX MEPIS 8, sidux 2009-01
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.0 RC1
  • New additions: Progex
  • New distributions: Debris Linux, Dotsch/UX, Nova
  • Reader comments

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

Debian 'Lenny' arrives: bigger, longer, searchable

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theregister.co.uk: There's something different about Lenny, the latest release of Debian that finally went live this weekend.

The Linux Software Repositories

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jdeeth.blogspot: Our word for the day this fine Linux President's Day Monday is “repository.” I admit, it was one of those alien words that buffaloed me when I first started learning.

Which Will Run?: Mint 6, SuSE 11.1, Mandriva 2009 or Antix 8

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desktoplinux.wordpress: In this post, I describe how I compared 4 distros to run on the old family desktop. I’m presently auditioning for a new distro. PCLinuxOS 2007 has been the family favorite for the past year or so.

The Silly Names Of Linux-Distributions

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blog.isecore.net: Linux is Free Software. Generally the average person tends to think of “Linux” as simply one operating system, but it’s rather a family of systems. A few minutes ago I found this (swedish-language) thread about why Linux-distributions have such silly names.

Review: Linux Mint 6

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I reviewed Linux Mint 5 Light back in July 2008. Since I wasn’t using VirtualBox at the time, I only tested it as a LiveDVD and that may have been the source of some of my problems testing the software installation. Plus this time I can review the installation process.

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