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[News] A Look at Absolute Linux 13.1.2 and Truly Free(dom) GNU/Linux Distributions

  • Subject: [News] A Look at Absolute Linux 13.1.2 and Truly Free(dom) GNU/Linux Distributions
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:54:47 +0100
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Absolute 13.1.2 Screenshots

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| The Slackware-based Absolute Linux 13.1.2 
| was release yesterday. Absolute Linux 
| features the IceWM window manager which is 
| very fast and lightweight. This version of 
| Absolute has opted for the popular Chrome 
| web browser where previous versions included 
| Firefox as the default. Numerous other 
| features, enhancements, and security fixes 
| can be viewed on the Absolute news page.


100 % free Linux distributions

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| On this, July 4, 2010, the day the United 
| States celebrates the signing of the 
| Declaration of Independence, I thought I 
| would take a moment to celebrate that same 
| day with a toast to those Linux 
| distributions that shirk all non-free 
| software. This means EVERYTHING on these 
| distributions is protected under, at least, 
| the GPL.
| There arenât tons of these distributions and 
| some of them are threatened, daily, to 
| disappear from lack of support. So it is my 
| honor to hopefully introduce the Ghacks 
| audience to these distributions.



Absolute Linux 13.0.2

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| My experience with Absolute Linux was mostly
| positive. I like the idea of making Slackware
| relatively easy to get running on the desktop
| and I think Absolute Linux provides a pretty
| good amount of value for desktop users. Itâs
| not as slick as some of the other desktop
| distros but thatâs okay because slick isnât
| necessarily what everybody is looking for all
| of the time.
| On the whole though Iâd recommend this more
| for experienced Linux users as the install
| might be a little bit challenging. I encourage
| adventurous Linux newbies to explore and
| experiment with it but they should understand
| ahead of time that installing & configuring it
| could be a bit challenging for them if they
| run into a problem.


Absolute Linux 13.0. with IceWM and PCMan

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| Paul Sherman has released version 13.0 of his Slackware-based
| distribution, pulling it level with Slack in the version stakes
| and relying on the slimline IceWM as window manager.

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