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[News] 6 New GNU/Linux Distributions Released, One BSD

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[CentOS-announce] CentOS 4.7 Server CD - x86_64 Released

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| The single CD server install for CentOS 4.7 / x86_64 has now been 
| released and is available from all active mirrors. 
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http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-October/015329.html

Elive 1.9.10 development released

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| This version doesn't include Exalt anymore (network configurator). You have a 
| new application available in Elpanel (not in the desktop gadget yet). It is 
| in a early development stage but you are more than welcome to report any bug 
| (or request feature) on http://bugs.elivecd.org. If you prefer you can still 
| install Exalt or Wicd at your choice.     
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http://www.elivecd.org/Main/News/elive-development-1.9.10-released

Plamo 4.5

http://www.linet.gr.jp/Plamo/plamo-4.5.html

Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

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| Linux Mint is proud to announce that Linux Mint 5 Elyssa is now available on 
| AMD64 for 64 bit processors. 
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| In the future the x64 edition will be released at the same time as the Main 
| and Light editions. 
| 
| The purpose of the x64 edition is to offer the same desktop features as the 
| Main edition but in a 64 bit environment. It aims to be as similar to the 
| Main edition as possible. Due to the nature of its architecture, its package 
| base and its origins it defers in the following ways:   
| 
|     * Linux Mint x64 Edition was forked from Ubuntu Hardy as opposed to 
|       Ubuntu Edgy for the Main Edition, 
|     * Linux Mint x64 Edition comes with a java plugin implemented by OpenJDK, 
|       as opposed to Sun for the Main Edition. 
|     * Linux Mint x64 Edition comes with Xchat instead of Xchat-Gnome
|     * Linux Mint x64 Edition comes with Flash 9 instead of Flash 10
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http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=389

Vyatta 4.1.4

http://www.vyatta.org/

10/18/08 - Parted Magic 3.1

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| Parted magic released with only minor changes from RC1. One of the most 
| important new developments is the HDD version. This is a new concept in 
| rescue/partitioning environments. It's basically a copy and paste USB 
| distribution for system admins and is the future of the Parted Magic project. 
| Version 4.0 will be largely based on Slackware Linux and will offer package 
| management and most things you would expect from a small rescue environment. 
| My honest opinion is the death of CDs and DVDs is closer than most people 
| think and the dominance of flash media with RW is the future of any system 
| admins toolbox. This forum post describes the new HDD version. In the weeks 
| to come, new documents will be written to describe its uses in better detail. 
| The 3.x series might be the last of the RO "Live" media environments for 
| Parted Magic which a large number of distributions do better than us anyway.           
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http://partedmagic.com/wiki/PartedMagic.php?n=PartedMagic.News

BSDanywhere 4.3 Final Release

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| After eight months of work we've now released the final version of 
| BSDanywhere 4.3 - Enlightenment at your fingertips, the OpenBSD Live CD. 
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http://bsdanywhere.org/node/35


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More distros = more choice

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| With more than 300 active distributions (distros), Linux is on a roll. Linux 
| distros primarily differ in terms of features since they are built on 
| variants of the same kernel (32-bit/64-bit; with various features of the 
| kernel enabled or disabled). “All the Linux distributions come from the same 
| upstream kernel and what distinguishes each distribution is how they provide 
| support, get ISVs to certify the ISV applications on the specific 
| distribution, and how IHVs (Independent Hardware Vendor) get to do the same,” 
| feels Nandu Pradhan, President & Managing Director, Red Hat India.        
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http://www.expresscomputeronline.com/20080211/opensource03.shtml


Distros Don’t Drive Development

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| Lots of press and people focus on Linux distributions when they check out 
| what happens in Linux land. This and that distro come in new releases and 
| they offer this and that brand new feature. This is also true of the many 
| linux podcasts. They give credit to distros for new things that pop up.   
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http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2007/10/28/distros-dont-drive-development/


The distro jungle

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| People who are new to Linux are often confused by the large number of
| distributions to choose from. The good news is that you can safely ignore 
| most of them. This article helps you choose a distribution for getting 
| started with your Linux exploration—and helps you understand just what 
| it is you've just chosen.
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http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-linux-distros/?S_TACT=105AGX59&S_CMP=GR&ca=dgr-btw01distrojungle


Schism

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| When someone says a recent Linux Distro is 100 times better than another 
| recent Linux distro, I worry a little that schism has lead to computer 
| religion. Taken on its face, examined rationally, you have to ask "how can 
| that be?". They all feed off the same kernel stock, and pull in the same sets 
| of office projects and same GUI projects and so forth.    
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http://on-being-open.blogspot.com/2007/09/schism.html


Why Having 500+ Distros is a Good Thing

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| Perhaps next time the author might think about what they're
| saying...because limiting the number of distros out there is
| absolutely NOT the way to go to accomplish anything other
| than limiting innovation.
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http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/archives/186-Why-Having-500+-Distros-is-a-Good-Thing.html
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