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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 344

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at PC-BSD 8.0
  • News: Ubuntu unveils new desktop theme, KNOPPIX releases 6.3 CeBIT edition, openSUSE adds LXDE desktop to install media, multicd.sh
  • Questions and answers: RHEL 6, useful shell tips
  • Released last week: Elive 2.0, Linux From Scratch 6.6
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2, Fedora 13 Alpha
  • New additions: Lubuntu
  • Reader comments

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

Ubuntu Linux for Mainframes? Not Quite…

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical wants Ubuntu Linux to run on a range of devices — from mobile Internet devices all the way up to high-end servers and cloud systems. But there are two markets where Canonical has no plans to push Ubuntu.

An intelligent move

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SUSE

cbronline.com: Novell’s latest CEO has got the company back on an even keel, but can his bold new strategy help it return to growth?

Apache bug prompts update advice

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Software
Security
Web

zdnet.com.au: IT security company Sense of Security has discovered a serious bug in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database.

Docky and GNOME Do, now separated

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Software

h-online.com: Alex Launi, a GNOME Do developer, has announced that GNOME Do and Docky are now separate applications. GNOME Do was created as a rapid keyboard driven launcher for the GNOME desktop, similar to applications such as QuickSilver for Mac OS X.

Open Source and Security: Are there Limits?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: You might think that's a pretty ridiculous question to ask, since the canard about open source being less secure than closed source has been debunked many times. But it seems that some people didn't get the memo:

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Booting ISO files from GRUB 2
  • Monitoring System Usage with systat
  • Change Ubuntu Login Screen
  • Change the Hostname in Linux
  • Try to navigate up the directory using cd followed by consecutive dots
  • Virtual Consoles / Terminals in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Manage your projects with KPlato
  • Abusing MySQL and Thoughts on NoSQL
  • Developing with HTML5
  • Make Ubuntu apply all updates automatically
  • Version 1.98 Of GRUB2 Boot Loader Released
  • Unigine Engine Advances, But No Linux Heaven Yet
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 11 Episode 3
  • Linux Outlaws 139 - The Facegroup Twisness Model

82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies

It's that time of year again when all of Hollywood dressed to the nines came together to honor the best performances and movies of 2009. I didn't see as many of the nominees this years as in the past, but the awards ceremony was as glamorous as ever.

Moonlight's Olympic-sized failure

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Software

zdnet.com.au/blogs: Microsoft only produces the Silverlight runtime for Windows and OS X, leaving Linux support to Novell's Mono project, which produces Moonlight. Mono developers argue that Mono is not chasing tail lights, but in the case of Moonlight it very clearly is.

Elive 2.0 'Topaz': The Gem That Comes At A Price

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: DIFFERENT is good. Different is refreshing, interesting, challenging. Elive 2.0 is different, but that does not necessarily mean that you are going to be happy with it.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #183

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #183 for the week February 28th - March 6th, 2010.

Will Novell Sell Before BrainShare?

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: Novell’s board of directors is facing a pair of symbolic deadlines: The VAR Guy thinks Novell will need to somehow address the pending private equity takeover bid by Elliott Associates before the BrainShare conference starts March 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah and before Red Hat announces quarterly results on March 24.

Gentoo@SCALE

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Gentoo

blogs.gentoo.org/nightmorph: I'd say we had the most diverse assortment of machines at any booth -- something like 10 different machines on 5 architectures. Certainly we had a bunch of developers; we haven't had a showing like this since SCALE 5x.

The style is light, the software is …

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: While the Ubuntu rebranding is still at the forefront of everyone’s mind, I think I’ll throw in my meager opinion: Waitaminute. Are we talking about the logo, or are we talking about the software?

Microsoft’s Toyota Letter

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Hearing about the Toyota recall and extent to which the company has gone towards compensating Toyota owners makes me imagine a letter from Microsoft addressing Windows operators.

An Interview with KDEPIM Contributor Tobias König

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KDE
Interviews

kdenews.org: Welcome to another interview with a KDE contributor. This time we talked with Tobias König from KDEPIM about Akonadi and the TV series Lost.

Saving PCs from viruses - the Linux way

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Linux
Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: This past week we were inundated by PCs with viruses. Either people were bringing their infected machines to the office or calling us to come and get them. It was a madhouse. It wasn’t until I pulled out all the stops, with the help of my good old friend Linux, that I was able to finally say goodbye to those infections. But how?

A Picture-Happy Overview of Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

itlure.com: The recently announced visual rebranding of the world's numero uno Linux distribution caused quite a bit of stir. Here's a short visual tour with some of the new things that are coming straight to your Ubuntu machines at the end of April.

Bug fixing in Gentoo: How we are performing

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Gentoo

blog.hartwork.org: I’ve been playing with matplotlib and Gentoo bug numbers from the last ~6 month to be able to see how we are performing at fixing bugs lately. This is the current output:

The Case Of Nexuiz

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: The founder of the Nexuiz project with many of it’s major contributors agreed to “sell” their domain and GPLed sources to IllFonic, LLC. While the GPLed Nexuiz will remain free the “New” Nexuiz (which is developed for the consoles) will be closed source.

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