ALT Linux 4.0 - An alternative to Ferora/Mandriva/Suse

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| I'm very pleased with the overall stability of ALT linux. As there are no
| major issues either with the installation or afterwards, I would recommend
| this distribution as an alternative to the rpm based distributions such as
| Mandriva,Fedora or SUSE.
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http://planetoss.com/detail.php?id=4

Here's the distromeister:

Two coffees with Ladislav

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| Today, I’ve spent some time meeting with Ladislav Bodnar.
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http://www.indidea.org/gael/blog/?p=46


Related:

Russian Linux (ALTLinux) to be installed in every school in Russia

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| Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009.
| Furthermore, every pupil will get the opportunity to operate the applied
| software produced in Russia, Leonid Reiman, acting Minister of Communication
| stated at a press conference. According to Mr. Reiman, that might
| significantly reduce Russian dependence on foreign software. * *
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http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn...%2F14%2F266177


ALT Linux 4.0 "Personal Desktop"

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| The ALT Linux development team has announced the release of ALT Linux 4.0
| Personal Desktop edition, a Russian desktop Linux distribution. ALT Linux 4.0
| Personal Desktop is designed for home and office use, providing the user with
| a convenient environment for undertaking common computing tasks. *
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http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...70903#released


2010: Russia's open software market to grow 4-fold

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| Analysts note that Linux vendors are traditionally present on the mobile
| device market. According to forecasts the OS might become the leader in
| the segment accounting for 40% of it by 2010. ?Currently the share of
| mobile devices with Linux OS is not big in Russia as compared to other
| countries, such as China, for instance. However, the producer's policy,
| Nokia in particular testifies to the fact the situation is changing
| for the better", Ms. Karaeva concluded.
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http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn...7/05/15/249978