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

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

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 01:54:47

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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 aren 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. It
| not as slick as some of the other desktop
| distros but that okay because slick isn
| necessarily what everybody is looking for all
| of the time.
| On the whole though I 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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