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[News] Bayanihan, the GNU/Linux Distribution of the Philippines

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Do we need our own Linux?

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| These are tough but fair questions to ask. It’s great that we already have a 
| national Linux distribution. 



Bayanihan Linux 4 Review

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| Bayanihan is a nice distribution that is packed with enough software
| that most people don't know what to do with, but since it is only 1
| CD, I really can't complain.
| The desktop is one of elegance and pure simplicity put together. It
| has a Windows XP feel but that is not a bad thing as the menu is
| nicely put together and also the icons being used are very well done.
| The only thing I find that might be missing is the 3D desktop
| components. I really don't use the 3D desktop myself but maybe
| the inclusion of the feature would be nice for those who love eye candy.
| The Advanced Science and Technology Institute did a great job in
| this distribution and has included everything one would need for
| a Linux distribution. The one thing I would like to see is an
| option is the availability of a 64 bit version down the line as
| most processors now being released are 64 bit. I would not be
| surprised to see version 5 of Bayanihan use Ubuntu as its base
| as Xandros, Linspire and Freespire have changed from using Debian
| as its core to Ubuntu due to more development on the Ubuntu
| side of things.



Review: Bayanihan Linux 4

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| Bayanihan Linux 4 is a pretty good, simple, distribution. It is
| easy to install and manage and it gets you going quickly right out of
| the box. That being said it doesn't have all the latest gizmos and eye
| candy of the current wave of Linux distributions. It also doesn't have
| a huge package repository, but you can probably add some more.
| It's not bad for a government sponsored distribution and if it gets
| more people to switch to Linux, that's a good thing. Power users will
| want more than Bayanihan provides, but the average computer user will
| find all they need in Bayanihan.


DMMSU Migrates to Linux

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| The training was participated in by about 25 faculty and personnel from
| the institution. It was an orientation and preparation for their aim
| of acquiring sufficient knowledge and skills in Open Source
| Technology to completely migrate from Windows to Linux.


New RP-developed Linux 'looks, feels' like Windows XP

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| The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and
| Technology (DOST-ASTI) recently launched the Bayanihan Linux
| version 4 (BL4) and this time, it looks more like Microsoft
| Windows XP than the Macintosh OS.
| BL4 is now based on Linux Debian Stable, unlike the previous
| version that used Fedora. Likewise, BL4 uses the KDE graphical
| user interface that gives it a Microsoft Windows XP look. 

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