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arstechnica: Colin Walters of Red Hat chaired a FOSSCamp session about Hotwire, a unique and innovative graphical shell environment designed to improve the command-line user experience. I've been testing Hotwire releases for some time now, so the opportunity to see Walters present his invention in person seemed too good to pass up.
linuxquestions.org: The folks here at Dell France simply cancelled my order, pretexting that it was just a time-limited one and that systems with Ubuntu are no longer shipped, whereas their site still boasts of offering "AT LAST and BY SPECIAL REQUEST" open-sourced systems ! Now, WTF is that ?
desktoplinux: When I downloaded Freespire 2.03 for review, I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The company behind it, Linspire, was in disarray, it had shifted from Debian to Ubuntu for its foundation, and the development of its key feature—CNR (Click 'N Run) download and install—seemed to have stalled out.
raiden's realm: The Neuros OSD is a fascinating piece of Linux powered multimedia hardware. The Neuros OSD is a small device, yet it packs a big punch. Think of it as an all in one media center that's no bigger than your average hard backed novel.
- Using FileZilla on Linux
- Setting up a search engine for your website
- UberScript lets you do more with XChat
- How to enable extra repositories in Ubuntu 7.10
- How to enable CD ripping and mp3 encoding with Sound Juicer in Ubuntu 7.10
- Stop Syslog from putting –MARK– in the logs
mepis.org: MEPIS has announced the "Lysistrata" release of antiX, a lightweight derivative of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. AntiX is built and maintained by MEPIS community member anticapitalista, as a free version of MEPIS for very old 32 bit PC hardware.
phoronix: As a sneak peak at the final release of Fedora 8, taken from the Fedora 2007-10-24 Rawhide spin we have screenshots of the improvements to the Fedora Firstboot, the Fedora 8 GNOME desktop, and also the KDE version of Fedora 8.
- First Look: OpenSUSE 10.3 Desktop Linux
- First Look: Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Linux
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: A look at Ubuntu and Kubuntu 7.10
- News: FreeBSD release engineering team back in action, Mandriva updates,
- Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" features, ALT Linux interview, GIMP 2.4
- Released last week: Sabayon Linux 1.1 "Professional", Damn Small Linux 4.0
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 9, FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0
- Site news: User agent statistics
- New additions: Comfusion
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
tectonic: Linux Mint 4.0, codenamed Daryana, was released on Friday. Based on the Ubuntu Gutsy packages, this distro appears to fulfil the the development team's stated goal to "produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution".
zdnet: While the news that Microsoft is developing a version of Windows for the so-called "$100 laptop" has caused some consternation, the head of the One Laptop per Child project has said the scheme could not promote openness if it blocked Windows.
silentcoder: So I finally made my choice of new distros. I opted for gentoo. I actually tried archlinux first but it annoyed me insanely within ten minutes. Now I last used Gentoo a good 3 years ago, so a lot has changed, here then, a short review after my first 3 days, as we speak - I just loaded up my first functional KDE desktop.
- One Wild Week with Ubuntu Linux
- Ubuntu Hardy Heron Roadmap
- Edubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots
- Ubuntu Georgia US 7.10 Release Party
- Get better sound in Ubuntu with the Brand new OSS 4!
- Why I Switched (Ubuntu vs Gentoo)
polishlinux: Have you ever taken a picture which would be just great only if you could remove that strange unwanted object that showed up in the middle of nowhere and now kills the whole effect? Or perhaps you just want to get rid of your ex-girlfriend and keep the photo with a fantastic landscape alone? Whatever your secret plans are, GIMP Liquid rescale plugin is there for you. Just use it!
iTWire: What’s happening on your network? Tools exist to display raw data but you still need to put work in to uncover real information. Here’s where a network analyser comes in: it will separate the AIM chatter from the MSN; it will divide RPC from SMB. And the best open-source network analyser is Wireshark.
This is a list of hardware that does not have support on Linux and needs Linux kernel drivers written for them.
arstechnica: One fascinating session (and one that shows how FOSSCamp works and why it's so productive) was given by Mirco Müller, who discussed using OpenGL in GTK applications. Müller talked about the state of OpenGL support in desktop applications and described various techniques that developers can use to make OpenGL content integrate better with conventional GTK user interfaces.
- Hello Ubuntu
- Ubuntu vs. Yellowdog on the PS3
- Ubuntu Studio 7.10 Gutsy
- Another Day Another Distro – Part 5 – Debian 4.0 Etch
- Lenny became Etch: It’s time to settle down
- Debbie is still running
- KDE Quickies: Radio Amarok, 12 KDE Tips, Asus' KDE Laptop
- Lancelot is … launching?
- kde4 krush days: saturday!
- Mandriva 2008.1 Spring Ideas