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Pardus 2008

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| After my review of do-it-yourself-Arch, I wanted to test a distro with a 
| totally different philosophy, one that aims to give you a complete desktop 
| system from the start. The problem was, I didn’t want to test Ubuntu, 
| OpenSuse, Mandriva, Mint…those are too well known.   
| [...]
| There’s no doubt that Pardus 2008 is one of the better Linux distributions 
| out there. In the week I tested it I found not much wrong with the way it 
| works, apart from an annoying tendency to forget some settings. It’s been 
| reliable, stable, and relatively speedy. However, there is some work to be 
| done before it can compete with the likes of Ubuntu, like providing an even 
| more polished look, especially when it comes to the integration of GTK 
| applications. It also needs better and more up-to-date documentation. Pardus 
| is a very ambitious project, and so far, it doesn’t quite attain its goals 
| just yet. I have no doubt however that it’s just a matter of time.        
| In the meantime, it’s a viable alternative for anyone who isn’t satisfied 
| with the offerings of the big-name distributions. 


PCLinuxOS Mini ME 2008 - A Joy To Use

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| If you need a very easy to install, feature complete Linux distribution, do 
| not look any further than PCLinuxOS. This gem of a distribution is an 
| absolute joy to use.  


Mandriva is a very impressive distro too. I'll post screenshots soon.


Pardus 2008 : A testdrive

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| Pardus surprised me. Today it is listed as nr 49 on Distrowatch, but it
| deserves a place near or in the top-ten. It is a distro that has everything
| to become a major newcomer-friendly distro.
| It is a distro that I will use/propose (along with PCLinuxOS :-) ) when
| converting Windows Users to Linux, and the Dutch version is also very good
| (kudos to the Dutch translation team).


Pardus 2008 RC2

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| I love finding fault when reviewing products, services and software, so
| consider this my standing ovation to Pardus for being nigh on faultless.
| They've got a top notch operating system on their hands and I'm willing to
| say this might be one of the best releases of 2008.



Open source tour of Europe: Turkey

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| There are sporadic examples of Turkish open source projects. In August 2007
| Turkey’s Military Recruitment Division, which is part of the Ministry of
| Defense, announced that it was switching to Pardus Linux on all of its 4,500
| desktops and more than five hundred servers.
| Pardus is also being used by Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council as
| part of its digital television archive and analysis project.
| Meanwhile CentOS is used along with Apache and MySQL to power Yerelnet, a web
| site designed to encourage collaboration between local governments. Other
| early adepter success stories include Manisa Health Directorate, Petrol-Is,
| and Neziroglu Motors, all of which are using Pardus Linux.
| While there are few examples of Turkish open source deployments to date there
| is reason to believe that may will be more in the future thanks to the fact
| that the Ministry of Education is teaching students to use and understand
| open source software as well as Windows as part of the IT curriculum.


Pardus 2008 RC1 - Great Distro Ahead

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| Pardus is an independently developed system with notable visions/history. The
| first version was released during the end of 2006. The initial version had
| many promising features like a new package management system, control center,
| installer and init system. Pardus 2007 also had one of the best looking KDE
| customizations. The lack of some important packages (like fglrx), longer
| installation time and some hardware issues made me to switch to other
| distributions.
| Pardus team has released RC version of their latest offering, Pardus 2008.
| This release has some noticeable features which made me to go back to Pardus.


Real answers to the question “Can you run your business on Linux and open

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| The first response was again very positive. “I have [a] connection with a
| number who do this and all reckon they have saved lots of money” he said.
| [...]
| He continued, “For the client OS migration, we are experiencing a large scale
| project for the Turkish Military now. 5.500 clients will migrate to Pardus (a
|                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| Turkish government-backed Linux distribution.)”
| He concluded with some words of advice to make a desktop Linux deployment be
| successful: “For the client, you need a usable distribution (Pardus, Kubuntu,
| Suse, etc) with support for Flash, Java, PDF files, and every imaginable
| multimedia format right out of the box. That is, if you install Linux with
| just clicking on next and these come. Then almost 99% of ordinary desktop
| users will be satisfied.”


Battle of the Beasts: Wolvix vs. Pardus

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| Final Score:
| Pardus = 7
| Wolvix = 3
| *Winner, Pardus!
| Conclusion:
| Pardus won by quite a large margin mainly because in my own opinion it is
| more polished and complete than Wolvix. However, I can’t fully assume that
| Wolvix is the ultimately loser in this battle since my judgment was solely
| based on the results of my tests and on my hardware alone. To be really fair,
| I need other people’s opinion. So, to those who have also tried these two
| distros, feel free to give us your thoughts.


There’s Something About Pardus

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| I've tried so many distros already and only few have left a lasting
| impression on me. Pardus Linux is now one of the very few. I just love almost
| every vital part of it. The system installer, the package manager, and the
| control center among others are all wonderfully crafted. I can tell that the
| developers took their time to really buff up this distro. I’m sorry to say
| though that Pardus is still pretty much underrated, because many distros are
| far more popular but are not as good as Pardus. Anyway, I’m so glad that I’ve
| tried Pardus, and I would highly recommend it to just about anyone who is
| still searching for a fully featured, easy-to-use, and quality Linux distro.


Kurdish operating system under investigation by Turkish attorney general

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| Previously, we reported that Kurdish Linux was launched in Turkey:
| Kurdish Ubuntu, a Linux distribution, was launched this week with a
| reception in Diyarbakir. Ubuntu was the first Linux distribution to
| implement Kurdish localization[1]. Kurdish localization in Linux was
| an important milestone for Turkey due to ethnic conflicts
| [...]
| Sources:
| "Kürtçe Linux haz?r - Kurdish Linux Ready". NTVMSNBC, November
| 23, 2006
| "Kürtçe yaz?l?ma soru?turma - Kurdish software under
| investigation". Milliyet, November 28, 2006
| [...]


Kurdish Linux launched in Turkey

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| November 24, 2006
| Kurdish Ubuntu, a Linux distribution, was launched this week with a
| reception in Diyarbakir. Ubuntu was the first Linux distribution to
| implement Kurdish localization


Free Software Period To Begin In Public Organizations

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| A new and free software period, which brings the
| utilization of Linux-based operating systems with open
| source codes instead of Microsoft's operating systems
| in computers, will begin in Turkish public
| organizations.
| The first application will be performed in the Draft
| Department of the Ministry of National Defence where
| Turkey's national software 'Pardus', developed by
| Scientific and Technological Research Council of
| Turkey (TUBITAK), will be used as the basic
| operating system.


Pardus 2007.1 -- Almost Perfect

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| Pardus is a unique distribution which has its own solutions which
| work very well. I think that the distribution deserves far greater
| renown than it has currently and if it keeps up such innovation
| and quality, it'll be an important player in the category of
| extensive desktop distributions.

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