for September 7, 2009 is out. "Continuing with our series of first looks at small and minimalist distributions, Caitlyn Martin tries xPUD, a 50 MB live CD with an unusual user interface, suitable for netbooks and web kiosks. Is xPUD ready for prime time? Or does the version number of 0.9 indicate that the distro still needs some polishing before it can be considered a competitor to Moblin and similar projects? Read on to find out. In the news section, the new Slackware Linux 13.0 maintains much interest in the Linux user community, Lubuntu announces the first testing release of its lightweight distribution that combines Ubuntu with LXDE, Debian prepares to replace the old SysVInit start-up system with the more modern upstart, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 arrives with a new virtualisation option and many new kernel patches. Also in the news, fans of BSD on the desktop will be thrilled to learn that DesktopBSD is back with a new release, while Mandriva developer Colin Guthrie tells us about his recent work on Compiz and PulseAudio. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the recipient of the DistroWatch.com August 2009 donation is the Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS) project. Happy reading!
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