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itwire.com: Any .1 release of a Linux distribution is generally meant to fix bugs which were present in the .0 release, not to introduce new features. In this respect, OpenSUSE 11.1 differs sharply from other distributions. And the news is not all good either.
Also: My first taste of Mono on openSUSE 11.1
mybroadband.co.za: The second half of 2008 proved to be an exciting time for Linux fans as most of the popular Linux distributions pushed out a pre-Christmas release. We take a look at a few that caught out attention.
linux.com: A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers.
- 15 Tips to Improve your Linux Experience
- The Top 11 Reasons To Give Linux For Christmas
- 7 things making me tear my hair out after installing openSUSE 11.1
phoronix.com: Last week our annual Linux Graphics Survey ended. There were over 14,000 submissions this year to the eleven questions we asked pertaining to X.Org, Linux desktop usage, and graphics hardware. In this article are all of the results from this year's survey.
linux-mag.com: Wrapping up our year in review, we’ve complied the best of Linux Magazine in 2008. Thanks to the writers, editors, and especially, the readers for making this an outstanding year.
washingtonpost.com: Inkscape is a fun, free and very powerful vector drawing program that runs on all major computer platforms: Linux, Macintosh and Windows. This program can give you endless hours of enjoyment, even if you're not an artist.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Review: First look at openSUSE 11.1
- News: openSUSE gets new license, Debian votes on firmware in "Lenny", Mandriva sets up community steering committee, Gentoo begins weekly snapshots, interviews with openSUSE and Gentoo developers
- Released last week: openSUSE 11.1, Linux Mint 6
- Upcoming releases: VectorLinux 6.0 RC1
- New additions: ZevenOS
- New distribution: CacheGuard, Rubuntu
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
toolbox.com: I have been going through a stage of trying several different window managers and I found something that surprised me. The screen redraw speed of different window managers have a visual difference in screen redraw speed.
ostatic.com/blog: The end of the year is a self-indulgent time, when those who write about technology stop making lists of the best, worst, and most mind-numbingly mediocre applications they find and pause to make lists about tech trends in the upcoming year.
Glyn Moody: One of the most powerful aspects of free software is that its entire approach and mindset is orthogonal to proprietary software. It's not just better, it's profoundly different. That's one of the most important reasons that *everything* Microsoft has thrown against free software has not just failed, but failed dismally.
raiden.net: Linux Mint is one of those distributions you just can't help but love. Easy to use, stable, flexible, and so much more. Built from Ubuntu, it's been my mantra for a while that Linux Mint is “Ubuntu done right”, as I've had issue with Ubuntu and it's quality for a long time. But the better Mint gets, the bigger the shoes it has to fill each time.
"A long time ago, on a blog post not that far away… I once wrote an article on Xvid 1.1.3, and the speed boost one could get by enabling assembly-optimized code. In short, Murphy’s Law struck again.
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.
- MySQL: Now and Then
- Browsers - World War II
- The Progression of My Linux Usage
- Time For Ubuntu To Move To Stability
- Some thoughts on OpenSUSE 11.1 KDE version
- Explaining Linux to my Mom
- Linux Approaching Tipping Point
- A tale of debuggery as told by an idiot, or how I got DVD playback working on openSUSE 11.1
- Giving (Or Getting) an MP3 Player for Christmas?
- Wow! Kubuntu looks very nice!
- [Ctrl+z] Stop jobs, put it in background, or resume them later
- How to fix upside down webcam image in ubuntu
- Setting Up the Windows Key in Ubuntu
- FFmpeg Gets Support For RealVideo 3.0
leuksman.com: Clearing out old backups, I stumbled on this half-written blog post from 2004 about my “switch”. While they may not be the most earthshaking issues, I’m disappointed that things have not changed much in four years.
computerworld.com: Microsoft has long been worried about Linux competition in the server market. When it came to ordinary PCs and laptops, however, it knew it had little to fear.
AROS is an open source operating system that builds on AmigaOS. It can be run on powerpc and x86 hardware. It’s an independent, portable and free project, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level (like Wine, unlike UAE), while improving on it in many areas.
zdnet.com.au: Could your business be paying for a proprietary program when an open source alternative exists? Take a look at our guide as we count down the most popular open source products.
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #122 for the week of December 14th- December 20th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue:
* Holiday Schedule for Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter
* Announcing the next “Global Ubuntu BugJam”
* Ubuntu on Amazon EC2 Beta release
* Main frozen for Alpha 2
* And much, much more!