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Ubuntu 9.04 lives up to its promise of bringing in up-to-date FOSS offerings.

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SimplyMEPIS, just like PCLinuxOS, once had an edge over the mainstream distros, thanks to its being geared towards desktop and ease-of-use factors. Does it still hold that edge? We take a look at the latest version 8 and find out.

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Dreamlinux 3.5: Debian’s goodness, with a revamped user interface and out-of-the-box multimedia support.

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What do you expect from a perfect desktop operating system? Things to work out-of-the-box, I suppose. Well, Pardus 2008.2 works like a charm!

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…but is that enough? PCLinuxOS 2009.1 has finally been released after a wait of almost two years. We take a look at how the new version of this former Distrowatch topper fares.

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The FreeBSD projects boast of the most stable operating system kernel in the world. Created from the University of Berkeley’s BSD4.4Lite sources, it’s a valid claim. And when such a kernel is blended with one of the most comfortable userlands of the world, magic happens. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you PC-BSD, a perfect fusion of BSD’s kernel and GNU’s userland—an operating system that’s aesthetic, pleasurable and complete in every aspect, and which has been designed keeping the assassination of Microsoft in mind.

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With simplicity and stability continuing to be top priorities, Slackware 12.2 doesn’t disappoint.

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First, there was Slackware. And then there was Slax. As the similarity between the names suggests, Slax is actually a size-optimised (well, from 1.9 GB worth of installation files to a 190.1MB LiveCD) version of Slackware that’s meant for use as a Live CD and LiveUSB.

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The newly released version KDE 4.2 stands out for offering a fantastic desktop experience.

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…as Captain Jack Sparrow would have said. Well anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you want KDE 4.2 aboard or not, but the new gecko can surely set sail your Black Pearl… oops! I mean, your computer.