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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 397

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Greeting the lizard king (review of openSUSE 11.4)
  • News: FreeBSD switches to "bsdinstall", OpenBSD announces 4.9, Debian launches DEX, BackTrack prepares for May release, Gentoo lists projects for GSoC, Japan OSS community post-earthquake update
  • Questions and Answers: DistroWatch visitor number growth
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "LXDE", Ultimate Edition 2.9, SuperGamer Supreme 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule
  • New distributions: GenOS, PUIAS Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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The Wacom Linux Driver Continues To Be Improved, New Features In Linux 4.3

Jiri Kosina sent in his pull requests for code he maintains within the mainline Linux kernel, with one of the notable subsystems being the HID updates. Most notable to the HID feature updates for Linux 4.3 are yet more Wacom driver improvements, which are a mention for almost every kernel cycle. Wacom highlights for Linux 4.3 include support for the Express Key Remote and various bug-fixes and feature work. Read more

5 Reasons Not To "Not Use Linux"

2000+ people have already watched Tim's video and that is potentially 2000 people that might not use Linux based on invalid arguments. Hopefully a few more people will read this article and therefore redress the balance somewhat. Before I go I wanted to mention that Tim has produced his own counter argument called "5 Reasons To Use Linux". The points in that video state that Linux is multikernel, is open source, has support for many different hardware devices such as the Raspberry PI, has lots of distros (which kind of counters against point 5 in the reasons not to use Linux) and finally it is free. Read more

x86 Systems Will See Some Boot Time Optimizations With Linux 4.3

Ingo Molnar sent in his several Git pull requests today for the code he maintains within the Linux kernel. Of Molnar's pull requests, the x86/boot changes caught my attention. He mentions "more boot time optimizations." Read more

[Chrome 45] Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 45 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Read more