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[News] Why It is Wonderful to Have Distro Diversity, New Foresight Linux is Coming

  • Subject: [News] Why It is Wonderful to Have Distro Diversity, New Foresight Linux is Coming
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 19:50:33 +0100
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Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 2: Installation and Support

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| "Linux is flexible, and applications and even 
| actual distributions are more easily UNinstalled," 
| 451 Group's Lyman pointed out. "So, if a user 
| doesn't much care for one version, there are 
| plenty of others to try."


Foresight Linux quickie

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| Some of the cool things weâre cooking in the 
| development branch are: latest KDE, GNOME, 
| Chromium/Firefox/Opera web browser, gst 
| streamer bits, latest kernel, Banshee 1.5.1, F-
| Spot, and many, many more applications!



Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux

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| Most, if not all, top distributions of Linux ship a
| live CD that allows an end user to preview the
| operating system without installing it.
| Foresight Linux is the exception.


Clarification on Foresight and Fedora

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| Foresight is toying with the idea of having a sub-project (completely
| separate from Foresight Linux base) that it has tentatively called âboots,
| a Fedora remixâ (a play on Dora in Fedora for those of you with kids).


Rpath to Foresight Linux: Change to Fedora!

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| In order for Foresight Linux to follow development trends more quickly,
| Michael Johnson (the founder of rPath and former head of Fedora) has proposed
| switching from rPath Linux to Fedora.


A possible change of direction for Foresight Linux

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| I think that Foresight needs to be based on an upstream distro that is
| regularly fully updated and refreshed, and that is maintained by distro
| specialists with experience and expertise that is just plain missing within
| the Foresight development community.  That distro needs to be imported into a
| Conary repository; that will allow Foresight to continue to use Conary to
| manage the process of building a set of consistent modifications relative to
| that upstream distro, providing a true rolling release.  That would allow
| Foresight developers to concentrate on only the problems inherent in
| integrating the very latest development source against a recent base that is
| relatively close to the basis on which the software is maintained.


Foresight Linux 2.2.1

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| From the testing that I could do, Foresight it a quite good distro, and
| certainly very polished and clean.


Foresight Linux 2.1.1 is out and about!

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| It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Foresight 2.1.1.
| Well known for being a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user
| interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, this new release
| brings you the latest GNOME 2.26.1 release, a newer Linux kernel 2.6.29, a
| revamped notification area, and a ton of Xorg improvements!


Foresight Linux 2.1.1 Has GNOME 2.26.1

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| The Foresight Linux Project team announced, on May 15th, the immediate
| availability of a new version of their Linux distribution. Foresight Linux
| 2.1.1, coming three months after the 2.1.0 release, brings notable changes,
| including the latest GNOME desktop environment and a new Linux kernel.

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