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Pardus 2009.1 review

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| Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented operating 
| system developed by Onur KÃÃÃk and his team 
| from Turkey. At a time when nearly every new 
| Linux distro is based on or derived from 
| Ubuntu, Pardus is a rarity. It is an 
| original, not based on or derived from any 
| other distro. As such, its package manager 
| and graphical management tools are custom-
| developed. This article is a review of Pardus 
| 2009.1, the latest stable release.


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How to configure a network interface on Pardus 2009.1



Pardus 2009.01

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| Pardus is a distro developed by (I quote) âThe
| Scientific and Technological Research Council
| of Turkeyâ. It is a KDE based distro with lots
| of tools designed so that it becomes a lot
| easier to use. Since its a government run
| project Iâm guessing the idea is to stop
| Turkish money flowing out of the country and
| into Microsoftâs coffers, and well as gaining
| control over software running on the countries
| critical systems.
| [...]
| All in all, I like Pardus. It is a system you
| could recommend to a beginner, and is very
| user friendly.


Pardus 2009.1 Released

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| The Turkish GNU/Linux distribution Pardus
| 2009.1 has been released. Pardus is a Linux
| distribution developed as a product of the
| Pardus Project, by Turkish National
| Research Institute of Electronics and
| Cryptology (UEKAE), which is under the
| Scientific and Technological Research
| Council of Turkey (TÃBÄTAK) and by
| volunteered contributors. It is named after
| the Latin (and scientific) name for the
| Anatolian leopard, Panthera pardus
| tulliana.


My Pardus 2009.1 Experience

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| Pardus 2009 really rubbed me the right way.
| Pardus 2009.1 was just an confirmation of
| what I thought the first time around. I use
| GNOME in my everyday work and it's a real
| treat to explore such a great looking and
| behaving KDE distro. I've used many KDE
| distros but this is one of my favorites
| because everything flows so well, looks
| good, and is overall just easy to use.
| These are all big factors in getting
| newbies on board and keeping them there.
| Overall, definitely worth a look for basic
| Linux users and newbies.


Pardus Linux - An open-source Janissary

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| Pardus is a really nice distro. I'm
| surprised it does not have a bigger user
| base. But it kind of figures out. Few
| people have heard of Pardus or had the
| chance to try it and find out just how
| great it is, myself included. But now that
| I've been exposed to its goodies, it's
| time to spread the word.
| Pardus wins you over by many great
| features, starting with a very soft,
| pleasant installation, followed by a
| smooth, streamlined desktop setup. Then,
| you get lots of great programs, cross-
| platform productivity out of the box,
| great looks, good performance and solid
| stability, and a whole lot of tiny details
| that you don't normally encounter.
| Pardus is truly a unique, refreshing
| change from the daily routine. The only
| bad thing I could find was proxy support
| and nothing else. It behaved phenomenally.
| Well, I am genuinely pleased. I warmly
| recommend you try Pardus and see for
| yourself. It's a small distro, so you
| might not be tempted. But don't let this
| distract you. In the worst case, you won't
| be won over and you won't be using it, but
| I doubt that. If you're a home user in
| search after a decent distribution that
| offers everything, you're in no mood for
| command line hacks and you just want to
| enjoy your desktop out of box, browse,
| chat with friends or listen to music,
| Pardus is a great choice.
| This Turkish distro is a very smart
| solution. The best thing you can do is
| help it grow bigger and gain more
| popularity. Sometimes, all it takes for a
| talent to break through is the critical
| mass of believers. Currently, Pardus is
| ranked #37 on DistroWatch and it
| definitely deserves better than that.
| Speaking of DistroWatch, you may want to
| read the review thither. Like most reviews
| of Pardus 2009, it speaks highly of the
| distribution. Many good points and some
| small problematic details I've not
| observed, definitely worth checking out.
| Thank you all who suggested Pardus. It's
| really great!


Distro Review: Pardus Linux 2009

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| Ease Of Installation & Setup: 4/5
| Stability & Speed: 4/5
| Community & Online Support: 3/5
| Features: 5/5
| Overall: 4/5
| Overall I had a lot of fun with Pardus and it may even have finally taught me
| the virtues of KDE, which was no small task indeed.


Pardus 2009 firewall, NTP, and openSSH server configuration

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| Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented distro that was just reviewed here. This
| post is to help you configure some very important aspects of the operating
| system that should have been enabled out of the box. Expert knowledge is not
| required to make these configuration changes, just the ability to point and
| click.


First look at Pardus Linux 2009

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| While I had heard and read good things about Pardus for a few years now, I
| had never tried the distro until the 2009 release. I haven't been this
| enthusiastic about a new distro I've tried in quite some time. I didn't find
| any serious bugs which prevented me from working or which really got in my
| way at all. The implementation of KDE 4 is probably the best I've seen and
| represents the first time I've truly been comfortable working with the latest
| incarnation of KDE as my desktop environment. The implementation of Xfce is
| also first rate. Pardus also offers an excellent variety of unique graphical
| system administration tools that are intuitive and work as expected. Anything
| available in the GUI also has a command-line equivalent. In the case of PiSi,
| the Pardus package manager, the CLI edition also offers additional
| functionality.
| Pardus is generally very user-friendly. There are a few convenience features
| found in the major distributions, such as automated upgrade notification and
| automatic network interface switching, that are still lacking in Pardus.
| These aren't bugs but rather are missing niceties that I've gotten used to in
| other distros. The Pardus developers do encourage filing wish list items in
| their bug-tracking system and I may just have to add a few.
| Internationalization and localization is well done and is nearly, but not
| quite, complete for "unsupported" languages. It is very complete and
| functions flawlessly for officially supported languages. I found the forum,
| Wiki, and in general the English-language documentation for Pardus to be
| excellent. When I did post in the forum, I received a quick, friendly, and
| helpful response. That's all anyone can ask of the community behind any
| distribution.
| Pardus has a lot to recommend it and definitely rates a try for anyone who
| wants an excellent KDE 4 implementation. Pardus isn't perfect, but its flaws
| and shortcomings are relatively minor compared to many if not most other
| distributions I've tried, including recent releases of some of the big names
| in Linux. It's easy enough to install and use that I would certainly consider
| it a good candidate distribution for a new Linux user, yet it doesn't lack
| the features and, apart from the YALI installer, the flexibility an
| experienced user will desire. I am definitely impressed with Pardus 2009.


Review: Pardus 2009

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| Overall though, I'm highly impressed with the new Pardus.  It's fast, sleek,
| stable, and just a good all around new user distro.  It's also a nice
| improvement on its predecessor.  But even with all this greatness, there's
| still a few flies in the ointment.  Interestingly enough, none are the fault
| of Pardus, as the issues lie elsewhere in other applications.
| Do I recommend Pardus 2009 for new users?  Yes, and completely yes.  For
| power users?  Not really.  There are few distros that properly balance the
| needs of the new user with that of the power user, and Pardus chose not to
| try to be one of those, instead siding with new users.  But that's fine,
| because this is a good distribution for friends, family, and the occasional
| co-worker who wants to try out Linux, but needs something newbie friendly to
| cut their teeth on.

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