Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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RE[5]: Another Ubuntu
by benji on Fri 25th Apr 2008 08:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Another Ubuntu"
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Actually, packagekit is a package management abstraction API. It does not replace any existing systems, but rather allows the creation of distribution independent software that is package management aware. Packagekit frontends will use yum on fedora, apt on debian, zypp on suse. etc. See for more information.

As for suse package management stack being slow, that's not really true any more. See

YaST uses the same package management library as the command line application, so sees all the same speed improvements.

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