[sf-lug] Lately on Distrowatch and other manifestation of the creative power of Linux distributions.

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun Feb 26 22:17:45 PST 2023

Hi LUGers,

     Well the next meeting will be on Sunday March 5, 2023
from 11 AM to 1 PM.at <https://meet.jit.si/sf-lug.org>
If you have problems we can try to help if the bright folks
come along as they have recently.


   Linus Torvalds Reacts to Poorly-Executed Pull Requests for Linux 6.3
	by Sourav Rudra  February 22, 2023

     You do not want to see the furious-side of Linus Torvalds. Do you? 


                         Lately at Distrowatch.com

2023-02-27 	NEW • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 1008
[DistroWatch Weekly] 	This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

     Review: elementary OS 7.0 Feature Story (by Christine Hall)
elementary OS 7.0

elementary OS Although elementary OS was first released a dozen years 
ago, back in 2011, I've paid it scant attention. Like many other Linux 
distributions, the project introduced itself as an entry level platform 
for those making the move to Linux from Windows or macOS. It also 
planned on being a commercial distribution that would pay its bills, and 
hopefully turn a profit, by selling downloads and software on a "pay 
what you want" basis.
	To read the rest of the review which makes some interesting 
observations you can go to the following URL.


2023-02-26 	NEW • Distribution Release: EasyOS 5.0
	Barry Kauler has announced the release of EasyOS 5.0, code-named 
"Kirkstone", a major update of the project's lightweight, experimental 
Linux distribution: "EasyOS 'Kirkstone' series version 5.0. Almost all 
of the packages in EasyOS 'Kirkstone' series are compiled from source,
Does not use systemd.  .img file is 875 mB


   2023-02-24 	NEW • Distribution Release: TUXEDO OS 2
  	Vinzenz Vietzke has announced the release of a new version of TUXEDO 
OS, an Ubuntu-based distribution tailor-made for TUXEDO Computer's line 
of laptop and desktops. The new version upgrades the Linux kernel to 
version 6.1 and the KDE Plasma desktop to version 5.27 - uses systemd 
and iso is about  3.4 GB. Release notes at:


2023-02-24 	NEW • Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2301
  	Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the release of Redcore Linux 2301, an 
updated build of the project's "hardened" distribution based on the 
"testing" branch of Gentoo Linux: "I am pleased to announce the 
immediate availability of Redcore Linux Hardened 2301 (code name 
'Sirius') stable ISO image. The iso is about 4.6 GB and uses systemd. 
Release announcement at:


2023-02-24 	NEW • Distribution Release: Ubuntu 22.04.2
	A new point release of Ubuntu 22.04, along with its *all its
community editions, have been announced. The release announcement
is at 
Of course it uses systemd.  Iso file sizes depending on the DE and the 
special purpose if any. 
<https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-release-notes/24668> The 
studio version
which I might even download is not that much larger than the base
version with Gnome 3.4


2023-02-23 	NEW • Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.5.0-1
  	GParted Live is a live distribution with a single purpose - to 
provide tools for partitioning hard disks in an intuitive, graphical 
environment. The project's latest release is GParted Live 1.5.0-1 and 
includes fixes for handling Btrfs and NTFS filesystems. Based in
Debian and uses systemd.  Each of 3 processor versions is under
500 MB.


2023-02-22 	NEW • Distribution Release: TrueNAS 22.12.1 "SCALE"
  	iXsystems has announced the release of an update to the company's 
TrueNAS "SCALE" product, a network attached storage solution based on 
Debian. This is about 1.4 GB and being based on Debian uses

2023-02-22 	Development Release: openSUSE 15.5 Beta


2023-02-21 	Development Release: Neptune 7.9 Beta 1


Bobbie Sellers aka
bliss - on the ever-faithful Dell Latitude E7450, PCLinuxOS 2022
KDE Plasma 5.27.1   Kernel Version: 6.1.14-pclos1 (64-bit)
KDE Frameworks  5.103.0 - Qt Version: 5.15.6
Graphics : X11 - Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 5500
15.5 GiB of RAM CPU 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-5600U CPU @ 2.60GHz
Actually 2 real cores and 2 virtual cores.

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