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[News] Derivatives of Ubuntu GNU/Linux - New Picks

  • Subject: [News] Derivatives of Ubuntu GNU/Linux - New Picks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 11:14:35 +0100
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The other Ubuntu Linux distributions

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| I like the brand spanking new Ubuntu 10.04 
| a lot. But while I like its GNOME 2.30 
| interface, I also like other interfaces 
| such as KDE. It would be nice if Ubuntu 
| could also play MP3s, common video formats 
| and Flash from the get-go. You could 
| install all these and other extras from the 
| Ubuntu repositories, but there's also a 
| wide-variety of Ubuntu spin-offs that come 
| ready to give you the functionality you 
| want right out of the box.
| [...]
| Kubuntu 10.04. Like the name suggests, the 
| big difference between Ubuntu and Kubuntu 
| is that the K-Ubuntu runs KDE 4.4.2 instead 
| of GNOME 2.30 for its desktop. But Kubuntu 
| isn't just Ubuntu with KDE. Instead of 
| KDE's default Konqueror Web browser, 
| Kubuntu defaults to using Firefox 3.6.3. 


Lubuntu release 10.04 "final stable beta"

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| Lubuntu 10.04 uses Chromium as its default 
| browser and is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 
| which was released last week. Other 
| lightweight applications included in the 
| distribution are the Sylpheed email client, 
| Gnumeric spreadsheet, Abiword word 
| processor, Pidgin instant messaging and 
| Leafpad text editor. The developers do 
| point out that although Lubuntu 10.04 is 
| based on the LTS (Long Term Support) 
| release of Ubuntu, it is not an LTS 
| release.  Full details of the applications 
| used and release notes are available and 
| Lubuntu can be downloaded directly (ISO 
| image download, 530MB) or via bittorrent.


EasyPeasy 1.6 for Netbooks is out ! Screenshots Tour 

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| EasyPeasy 1.6. is released, the new version 
| comes with many new features...



EasyPeasy and the Challenges of Linux Netbook Design

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| Netbook desktops in free and open source
| software (FOSS) are in a state of rapid
| development.
| [...]
| EasyPeasy's software has few surprises for
| anyone familiar with Ubuntu's. Generally, it
| consists of GNOME components such as
| Evolution, or Ubuntu parts such as Computer
| Janitor or Software Sources. In fact, you do
| not have to look far to see uncustomized
| pieces such as an icon for Ubuntu Software
| Centre or Ubuntu One.
| Nor does EasyPeasy avoid proprietary software
| such as Skype or Flash -- no doubt in the name
| of user convenience. Like Ubuntu, it also
| includes a number of Mono applications, such
| as Tomboy and Banshee. Since EasyPeasy openly
| declares its willingness to make such choices,
| you cannot be very surprised that it walks the
| walk as well as talks the talk.


Easy Peasy 1.6

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| I installed easy peasy 1.6 to my 16 gig
| thumbdrive, on my HP mini. The HP Mini has a
| 16 gig SSD as its maid drive, and I have
| Mandriva 2010 installed there. The Mandriva
| works flawlessly, and so far, everything
| works. The easy peasy install was un-
| eventful, but it did not ask me where to
| install the boot loader. I have installed
| Moblin, and Chromeos to this same thumb drive
| and it did not do anything to my Mandriva
| install. After installation, I started
| running it through some tests.


Easy Peasy Linux 1.5

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| The interface has been redesigned to work
| better for netbook users that might not need or
| want a more traditional desktop interface.

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