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Recent Linux Happenings: Elive, Fedora 18, Slax

I’ve been out of commission for a few days and there have been several exciting Linux happening in that time. Elive is discovered to be still alive, and I’m not the only one who thinks it is looking great. Fedora 18 is actually released and Slax got a couple more updates. Elive 2.1.23 (Unstable) It was quite exciting news to discover that Elive was still in development. Although no disbanding news had leaked out of the project, it’d been a while since the last release. This lead some to wonder if they’d ever release again. Well, wonder no more. Elive is alive and with the focus on E17, it’s looking better than ever. I took Elive 2.1.23 for a little spin yesterday and it is impressively fast and responsive. And with the new E17, it is looking better than ever as well. All the features of E17 show very well on Elive and I am looking forward to following this cycle. This developmental release features Linux 3.2, Xorg X Server 1.12.4, and GCC 4.7.2. It ships with a few applications such as LibreOffice, Skype, Chromium, and VLC, but is set up to draw from Debian Wheezy repositories. Mandriva Linux

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