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SystemRescueCD

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Yet another recovery OS has been updated this month. SystemRescueCD 1.5.8 is a minor update (the 2nd release in 3 weeks) to provide new standard kernels (2.6.32.16), alternative kernels (2.6.34.1) and a new version of the gparted package. Although I’m not a big fun of it (I prefer RipLinux)

Fedora 11 preview

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Fedora 11 Alpha came out a month ago, 2 days later than the initial schedule, and it has recently entered its “Feature Freeze” state. Codenamed Leonidas, Fedora 11 is due to be released on May 25th and it includes a large number of new features (most of them have

Parted Magic 3.7

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Yet another Slackware-based Linux distro! Parted Magic, aka “The Linux CD Partitioning Tool”, is a Live OS packed with recovery tools that you can use to troubleshoot your system. About 3rd release this year (2nd this month) maintenance release (a few bug fixes and several updated packages) different versions

RIPLinux 7.7

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Don’t worry, Linux is not dead yet. And the $TITLE is not about a new RIP implementation on Linux. The name stands for Recovery Is Possible and it’s in fact a Slackware-based Live OS. It can be used for various tasks like maintenance, troubleshooting, rescuing an installed system, or