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Linux Mint 201012 Debian released

&nbsp;Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of a new build of the &quot;Debian&quot; edition of Linux <a href="http://distrowatch.com/mint">Mint</a>, a rolling-release distribution based on Debian's &quot;Testing&quot; branch: &quot;What a better time than Christmas to bring all the best from 2010 into an updated release of Linux Mint 'Debian'.

Finnix 101 released

Debian 6.0 Squeeze to have completely free Linux kernel

&nbsp;The Debian project has been working in removing non-free firmware from the Linux kernel shipped with Debian for the past two release cycles. At the time of the releases of <a href="http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/">Debian 4.0 Etch</a> and <a href="http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/">5.0 Lenny</a>, however, it was not yet possible to ship Linux kernels stripped of all non-free firmware bits.

First experimental Lightspark for PowerPC available

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Lightspark stand&shy;alone exe&shy;cut&shy;ing YouTube on a ppc64 Debian machine

Lightspark not dead for PPC

Linux kernel with long-term support

&nbsp;Greg Kroah-Hartman <a href="http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1071451/">has announced</a> plans to provide minor patches and bug fixes only for the current Stable Series of the Linux kernel. Selected older kernel versions will, in future, be maintained as &quot;Long-term&quot; releases. The kernel developer said he hopes that this approach will help the community and developers focus on the current versions rather than waste their time with old kernel versions.

Fedora 12 reaches end of life

<a rel="external" href="http://fedoraproject.org/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Fedora Project</a> developer Kevin Fenzi has <a rel="external" href="http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2010-November/002883.h... target="_blank">issued a reminder</a> that <a href="http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Fe

MintPPC 9.1 released

&nbsp;We are very proud to present an updated version of MintPPC 9. In this new version many improvements are introduced:
<li>MintPPC repository</li>
<li>all menu items should now work normally</li>
<li>introduction of automatic installation without prompting for feedback in the mint-installer script</li>
<li>improvements regarding the desktop settings</li>
<li>powerprefs, a GUI tool to adjust pbbuttonsd</li>

The ~200 line Linux kernel patch that does wonders

&nbsp;In recent weeks and months there has been quite a bit of work towards <a href="http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&amp;px=ODAxOQ">improving the responsiveness of the Linux desktop</a> with some <a href="http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&amp;px=ODQ3Mw">very significant milestones</a> <a href="

Linux Mint 10 released

&nbsp;Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux <a href="http://distrowatch.com/mint">Mint</a> 10, code name &quot;Julia&quot;: &quot;The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10.


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