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Inspired by CRUX and started in March 2002 by Judd Vinet, the Arch Linux project might have been a late entrant into the world of distros. But within a short span of time, it has gained lots of fans, users and contributors. Arch Linux, according to its website, is a minimalist distribution aimed at intermediate Linux users who are not afraid of the command line.

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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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You download the brand new distro, and discover you don’t have a single blank DVD/CD to burn the ISO image! Why worry, when there’s a simple way out!

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With so many Linux distributions around, each with its own flavour, it would be a waste not to sample them from time to time. Here is a simple multi-boot template for your PC for an arbitrary number of distributions controlled by two levels of boot menus.

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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.

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…but is it really worth it?