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VectorLinux

Spotlight on Linux: VectorLinux 6.0

VectorLinux is one distribution that seems to hum along under most users' radar. This is a mistake because Vector has many of the characteristics that make Linux great while adding some that has often been heralded by competitors as not existing except with larger commercial distributions. more>>

Sabayon Gaming Edition

Sabayon to Bring Christmas Surprise

The holidays are upon us and many are running around trying to get loved ones shiny boxes to open Christmas morning. Oftentimes, Linux users get a cute plush penguin or a cool book. But sometimes surprises come from the most unexpected places. more>>

Mageia Linux

Mageia Trudging on to Release

The Mageia project is moving on to their initial alpha, now expected sometime in January. They've been busy setting up the infrastructure, developmental and administrative teams, and choosing a permanent logo. more>>

Fedora

Spotlight on Linux: Fedora 14

Fedora is the open source community driven testbed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux containing many of the technologies that will become available and commercially supported in RHEL. more>>

PCLinuxOS

PCLinuxOS Releases a Slew of Quarterly Updates

PCLinuxOS is a rolling release distribution, which means users can usually update through the package management rather than perform a fresh install every six months. But a few times a year developers release Quarterly Updates for new users or machines. Recently it was that time again when several varieties of PCLOS saw new releases. more>>

Pardus Linux

Pardus 2011 on the way with new goodies

Pardus Linux, a popular independent distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, will be releasing version 2011 in the coming weeks and with it lots of nice updates and improvement more>>

Arch Linux

Spotlight on Linux: Arch Linux 2010.05

One of the top 10 most popular distributions on Distrowatch.com's page hit ranking is Arch Linux. It attracts a lot of users because of its ability to give the user a feeling of ownership without an excessive amount of time and effort. It began life in 2002 and has been increasing in popularity since. more>>

MAEDS

Poor and Popular

 This week I'm in Bellaire, MI at the Michigan Association for Educational Data Systems conference.  It may sound boring, but it's actually quite a great conference geared specifically toward sysadmins for school districts. more>>

Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Release Candidate

Ubuntu 10.10 almost ready for you

Canonical announced the availability of the only release candidate and the last developmental release before the Meerkat goes gold. Ubuntu 10.10 is due for release on October 10. more>>

Fedora 14 Beta

Fedora 14 Well On Its Way to a Desktop Near You

Red Hat's Fedora remains one of the most popular and versatile Linux distributions available today. In fact, it has few equals. more>>

SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0

Spotlight on Linux: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0

In the world of small size distributions, SliTaz is one of the most remarkable. Not only does it have one of the smallest download images, but it can also run on modest hardware while offering graphical applications with familiar interfaces. It's one of the wonders of the Linux world. more>>

Mageia Linux

Developers fork Mandriva Linux - Welcome Mageia

Everyone knows Mandriva Linux is in trouble. At best the desktop version is being starved into oblivion and many expect the company to disappear completely. more>>

aptosid

sidux changes to aptosid by upgrade or ISO

A press release dated September 11 came to the community's attention Monday, September 13 of the renaming or, as some reported, a fork of sidux to aptosid. Due to conflicts with the commercial backer of the Debian-based distribution, sidux developers have separated themselves from the Sidux e.V. association to continue developing aptosid on their own. more>>

fiber optic cable

Getting the Twain to Meet

I was riding around with Scott Bradner the other day when he uttered a piece of wisdom that brought great clarity to the black-hole argument-sink that network neutrality has become — and which had been depressing me for so long that I had all but given up trying to get past it. more>>

Broadcom

Why Broadcom's Release May be More Significant than Just Code

On September 9 the news of Broadcom's release of the code for some of its wireless Ethernet chip sets sent shockwaves throughout the Linux community. Broadcom owners, as well as distribution developers have a reason to celebrate. more>>

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