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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Tips and tricks: Correcting screen resolutions
- News: Ubuntu's Hardy Heron, FreeBSD's graphical "finstall", Debian's new packages database, MagDriva
- Released last week: Linux From Scratch 6.3, ALT Linux 4.0
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 8 Test 2, openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3
- Donations: lighttpd receives €290.00
- New additions: Draco GNU/Linux
- New distributions: Slackel Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
tectonic: With my older IBM ThinkPad R50e starting to show its age, I recently decided to upgrade to a newer ThinkPad, this time under the Lenovo name. There was a time when installing Linux on a notebook computer was a plug-and-pray operation. Not so on the X60.
softpedia: BlackRoute is yet another Slackware-based Linux distribution for security and forensic analysis, created for x86 compatible architectures. What is so special about BlackRoute is the fact that it tries to create an Open Source Linux distribution for advanced users, security and network specialists and system administrators.
The 142nd issue of Linux Gazette is now online. Highlights include Preventing Domain Expiration, Writing PostgreSQL Functions in C, and SMTP Authentication with Postfix. Read Here.
mitchelaneous.com: Last week, I had downloaded the ISO file, burned it to a CD with DeepBurner and was preparing to install Ubuntu on my hard drive. My installation went so smooth that I was left wondering why I hadn’t tried this before.
the inquirer: ERIC RAYMOND writes in his bog that his "resolve to treat Microsoft like any other license submitter is being sorely tested."
PhoneBoy Blog: I installed Freespire. Not on a real machine, but in VMware. I also did the same thing with the latest released Ubuntu release (7.04, a.k.a. Feisty Fawn) as well. The first thing I tested was Adobe Flash.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma continues to take shape. Continued improvements in KGPG and KDevelop. More KVTML format conversion work across KDE-Edu applications. Theme improvements in KDE Games. A new game, KSimili, is imported into playground/games.
cybernet: Opera has done a remarkable job of keeping the specs and features of Opera 9.5 under wraps. Luckily I was able to test drive Opera 9.5 a little bit early, and it’s only fair that I share my findings with you.
For those of us who using a computer is not just a job. A lot of computer users are just that. Computer users. They only use the computer to do the job at hand and have no inclination or interest in any other aspect of computing. Then there are the power users.
There are several myths floating around the wicked world web and I intend to address one of those today. That is installation of programs under Linux. It seems to be a common misconception that installing programs under Linux is hard or difficult and that windows is easier.
iTWire: Previously in ITWire we put forth the view that one reason people stick to Windows is because they have to run specific applications that only exist for that platform. We’d like to introduce you to two tremendous web sites which help find open source equivalents for proprietary Windows software.
freesoftware mag: This article describes the work in progress of applying Ubuntu Linux sensibly within an underfunded school, and as part of a wider well thought out and alternative educational structure. I shall emphasise best practices and try my best not to dwell too much on the underlying technologies.
linux-tip.net: The VectorLinux Website is promising: “Speed, performance, stability -- these are attributes that set VectorLinux apart in the crowded field of Linux distributions. This is a detailed description about how to install and set up VectorLinux.
the_source: OK. This is just ridiculous. I buy a new printer the other day. HP C6180. It's a pretty nice printer. I usually check the net to make sure new devices I buy have a good track record for working with Linux, but this time it was an impulse buy and I figured I could return it if I had problems.
builder.au: GPLv3 will help FreeBSD take some users away from Linux, according to the founder and vice president of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FOSSwire: Whether your ISP is filtering content or you just want some privacy on the internet, there is always a quick solution, and it is surprisingly easy to set up.
computerworld: James Purser, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) supporter, committee member for Linux Australia, and ICT consultant, is running for the Senate in the next federal election as an independent for New South Wales.
arstechnica: The first alpha release of Python 3.0 was made available for download on Friday. Python 3.0 includes syntactic and architectural changes that are incompatible with the 2.x series.
LINUX SYSAD BLOG: Backup like a PRO using one most popular linux backup tool alternatives called rsync. RSync backups data and does it very clean and well. Rsync only transfers those data that have been modified and changed so that the destination host has an exact replica from the source host.