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[News]An Early Look at Debian GNU/Linux Lenny

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Testing Lenny

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| The new "Lenny" release of Debian expected in September includes a 
| pre-configured KDE environment. In this hands-on review, DesktopLinux Founder 
| Rick Lehrbaum sets up the "beta 2" preview release of "Lenny KDE," and 
| explains in detail how to configure it for use as an Internet workstation.   


Testing Debian’s Lenny KDE beta

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| Lenny (aka “testing”) appears poised to displace Etch as the popular Linux 
| distribution’s “stable” branch next month. To see how Lenny was coming along, 
| I loaded the latest preview (beta 2) of its KDE system image onto an 
| available Thinkpad, and took it for a spin.   



What to expect in Debian 5: Lenny

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| All-in-all, it looks like Debian 5 will be an outstanding distribution. Since
| Debian is, in turn, the foundation of many other distributions, such as
| Ubuntu and its family of Linux distributions; MEPIS; and Xandros, this bodes
| well for all of Linux.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated with support for newer hardware

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| The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable
| distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch).


Debian looks to launch lenny in Sept.

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| The Debian project's maintainer, Luk Claes, announced in an email Saturday
| that he will freeze the "testing" or "Lenny" tree, in preparation for a new
| stable release of Debian Linux. On Claes's checklist for September
| 2008: "Release lenny!"


Deploying KDE [+Debian GNU/Linux] to 52 million young people

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| By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be
| fully deployed and in active use.
| By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs
| serving some 52,000,000 students.


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

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