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By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2006-08-04 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

Red Hats Fedora Core 5, OpenSUSE 10.1 and Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
These freely available Linux distributions offer up-to-date packages and fairly smooth package updating schemes (,,

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As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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