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[News] Review of GNU/Linux Distributions for the Desktop

  • Subject: [News] Review of GNU/Linux Distributions for the Desktop
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:01:37 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Which distro offers the best experience? 

,----[ Quote ]
| There are hundreds of Linux distributions 
| available worldwide, kitted with an infinite 
| number of kernel/desktop/applications combos, 
| each offering a unique perspective and usage 
| model.
| Still, true to the Pareto principle, most of 
| the Linux desktop belongs to a very small 
| number of distributions, including mainly 
| Ubuntu and its derivatives, Fedora, openSUSE, 
| Mandriva, and a few more. Hop over to 
| DistroWatch and see for yourself. So the big 
| question is, what makes these distros so 
| popular, or better yet, preferred over other 
| candidates? Ultimately, which one offers the 
| most complete all-round experience of all? 


OpenBallnux won.

openSUSE Brings New Li-F-E To Schools

,----[Quote  ]
| It's a safe bet that the majority of K through 
| 12 students in this country have access to a 
| computer either at home or school. With 
| education budget trends resembling a ski slope 
| (downhill) it only makes sense to look to open 
| source for help. With the 11.2 release of 
| openSUSE comes a separate project targeted at 
| schools and school children.



Novell Set to Launch openSUSE 11.2

,----[ Quote ]
| There is a lot of buzz in the tech media world about
| the upcoming Ubuntu Karmic Koala release, but it's
| not the only Linux release on its way from a major
| vendor. Novell's (NASDAQ: NOVL) community-driven
| openSUSE project is nearing completion of its next
| major release, version 11.2
| The first release candidate for openSUSE 11.2 was
| released this week and includes the latest Linux
| kernel, social networking support and the
| inclusion of the GNOME 2.28 desktop, among other new
| features. While both the latest GNOME and KDE
| desktops are part of the openSUSE 11.2 release, the
| KDE desktop will now become the default choice for
| desktop GUI instead of GNOME. The move to make KDE
| the default choice is not seen by openSUSE as a
| shift, but rather a choice for users.

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