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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 207

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Adam Williamson, Mandriva Linux

  • News: Torvalds vs Sun, Slackware 12.0, interview with Fedora's Max Spevack, Debian "Lenny" release schedule; Linspire's "better Linux"
  • Released last week: Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2, Yoper Linux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Skolelinux 3.0
  • Site news: The annual package database update
  • New distributions: DetaolB, Nimbus
  • Reader comments

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

Calc Basics: Never Type When You Can Drag

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OOo Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you're new to spreadsheets, or want to make sure you're working as efficiently as possible, this post is for you. Whenever you have a lot of similar entries to make, think drag.

Top 5 Linux Tricks

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Pimp Your Linux: Using Linux, especially for the first time, can prove to be very difficult. Check out our top 5 Linux tricks for newbies, and spread the word.

Review: FreeSBIE 2.0.1

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Raiden's Realm: From great anticipation to utter misery to mixed reactions. That in general sums up my experience with FreeSBIE 2.0.1.

Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs

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ZDNet: More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling on Dell to offer Linux-based PCs outside of the US.

BSD revisited

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opensourcelearning: It’s been a few years since I dabbled in BSD. Linux has it’s roots in Unix, but BSD is Unix. But why is BSD appealing?

Installfest touts Linux's freedom

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theithacajournal: Fifteen members of the Ithaca Free Software Association congregated for what they called “Installfest” Saturday in the Borg Warner community room in the Tompkins County Public Library. Community members could bring in their computer to get a free Linux installation and crash course on some of its perks.

The state of Unix

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zdnet blogs: As most people know Linus Torvalds tore a rather uninformed rant out of Sun last week. Here’s a cynical prediction (but backed up by past behaviour of Sun):

X-Wrt extends OpenWrt router firmware

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Software I've been using OpenWrt on my Linksys router for a year or so. I take it for granted -- I ignore it because it just works. But back at, which is a related project, not a competitor to OpenWrt, developers have been busy creating a new user interface that both extends OpenWrt and makes it easier to use.

Google OS Expands: MS, Apple and Linux Need Not Worry

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OSWeekly: It's wild, but for a company that has continuously pointed out their lack of interest in getting into the desktop market, Google sure has been pushing the application side of things awfully hard lately.

Running 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Administration: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) developed a series of 64-bit extensions to their 32-bit RISC-based Intel IA-32 (i386) compatible processors. AMD sell their AMD64 (x86-64) architecture processors under a range of names: Athlon 64; Turion 64; Phenom; Opteron and Sempron (only the latest generation).

Creating A Local Yum Repository (CentOS)

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Sometimes it can be handy to set up your own repository to prevent from downloading the remote repository over and over again. This tutorial shows how to create a CentOS mirror for your local network.

KDE4: plasma.progress();

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Aaron J. Seigo: dannya asked me tonight what had gone on with plasma this last week and when i looked over the commits it sort of surprised me how much had =) ruphy did up a little screen cast showing the new icon hovers, but most of the rest of things happened beneath the covers.

Xubuntu is Genuine Windows after all

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the Inquirer: MICROSOFT'S security on its Windows Genuine Advantage has been much mocked on the Linux boards over the weekend after it thought that a copy of Xubuntu was a real copy of Windows.

The Peer to Patent Project Has Begun - 5 patents listed

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Groklaw: The first patent applications we are invited to try to disqualify by looking for prior art have been posted on the Peer to Patent Project website. This is the project working to provide the USPTO with information about prior art during the application process.

Skype staff play good cop bad cop with Linux users

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Daniweb: A member of Skype staff posting in the Linux support forum there seems to have taken a course in customer relations from if his responses to criticism of the lack of real world development of the Linux version of Skype, compared to Windows development, are anything to go by.

Mark Shuttleworth: A rags to space tale

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ComputerWorld: Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African into space, paying US$20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world. He is also the founder of HBD Venture Capital and the non-profit Shuttleworth Foundation.

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th June 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Work on engine configurability, data management, a packaging system for Plasmoids and themes, and new refinements in desktop icon interaction in Plasma. The Oxygen window decoration and widget are both moved into kdebase.

Mint Linux 3.0 Light Screenshots

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Phoronix: The Light edition of the Mint 3.0 Linux distribution is now available. Compared to the regular version of Mint, the Light edition ships without proprietary software, patented technologies, and support for restricted formats. We took a peek this afternoon at this GNOME-based LiveCD distribution.

Mount and Sync Network Shares Using Smb4K

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Linux App Finder: I often find myself working with data that's stored on multiple computers, and with KDE's network transparency this is an easy thing to do. But of course there are times when network access isn't available, and in this situation being able to easily sync data between two drives is a huge convenience. My solution is Smb4K.

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