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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 291

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tutorial: Minimal openSUSE 11.1 install

  • News: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", openSUSE Board statement, Red Hat and Microsoft, new Debian secretary, desktop NetBSD and virtual FreeBSD, Linux companies in recession
  • Released last week: SimplyMEPIS 8.0, Arch Linux 2009.02, VectorLinux 6.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5
  • New additions: Nova
  • New distributions: Bio-Linux, Firefly Linux, flexxxpup, Kongoni, Linux4One, moonOS, pupitup, Ubuntu extras remix
  • Reader comments

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

Lenny lights up an old laptop

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Linux

deviceguru.com: With the Debian Linux project officially designating “Lenny” as its new “stable” distribution, I decided to install it on an old Thinkpad to see how well it performs on a low-end machine.

Kernel Log: Stable series development is speeding up, X Server 1.6 available soon

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Linux

h-online.com: The development speed of the Linux stable series and the number of integrated changes, has been rising in the past few weeks. In February alone, the maintainers of the stable kernel series have released four new versions 2.6.28.x and five new 2.6.27.x kernels,

Linux Monday: Directory for Beginners

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: One of the things that throws people when they're first looking at Linux is that they can't find their C:\ drive. Linux looks at files a little differently than Windows, but it's not too complicated and you shouldn't have to look too deep to find stuff.

How you can help Windows users quit

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Linux

tuxradar.com: What’s wrong with using Windows? As with other addictions, informed recreational use has few drawbacks, but continual dependence on particular software is a different matter.

MIPS Technologies Joins the Linux FoundationSunday, February 22nd, 2009

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that MIPS Technologies has become a member of the Foundation. By joining the Linux Foundation, MIPS Technologies will help drive growth and promotion of Linux among its customer base and beyond.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Post 4.2 features - part 2 [Lancelot]

  • CoyoteLinux uses Mono for syadmin tools
  • Desktop-Switcher Released for Intrepid
  • Using ALSA with multiple sound cards (on gentoo)
  • Mandriva Linux KDE Desktop a cut above
  • Secrets of an Adware Author
  • Copycat Linux?
  • Should Filesystems Be Optimized for SSD’s?
  • Ghost Bugs
  • The Podcast 1 - Under the Patio
  • Linux Outlaws 78 - GNUgle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO : VirtualBox 2.1.4 on Ubuntu 8.10

  • Update Gimp in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 - The Fast Way
  • Non-Ubuntu Installation of conkyForecast
  • Power Tools: Piles of Files
  • Using DNSSEC Today
  • Email Notification of Available Updates: Ubuntu/Debian Server
  • How To Password Protect GRUB Entries (Linux)

Why an ASUS Android Netbook?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: An Indian Web site has confirmed ASUS is developing a version of its Eee PC Netbook to run Google’s Android software. Personally I think the better story is what ASUS has against Ubuntu, but that’s just me.

Ubuntu 9.10: Better, Or Just Better-Looking?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Mark Shuttleworth recently outlined development goals for the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu, the “Karmic Koala,” set to be released in October 2009. The innovations planned for the desktop, which is set for a major aesthetic makeover, look nice enough. But is this the time to be placing looks before functionality?

81st Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies

The 81st Annual Academy Awards was broadcast this evening and the winners are in. The actresses were dressed beautifully and all the men looked like penguins. I saw many of the movies nominated this year and it was hard to pick my favorites.

Debian Lenny Based SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0, the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. SimplyMEPIS 8.0 utilizes a Debian Lenny stable foundation enhanced with a Long Term Support kernel, key package upgrades, and the MEPIS Assistant applications.

Linux: It’s A Marketing Problem

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Linux

linuxloop.com: The big question everyone asks when it comes to Linux is “why doesn’t everyone use it?” The answer is marketing.

Why Microsoft should fear Ubuntu's Cloud efforts

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OS

news.cnet.com: As we try to figure out the future of the Cloud, one thing is assured: developers will drive both deployment and consumption approaches. As is common to so many other major software shifts, developers lead, regardless of what vendors want the market to look like.

Red Hat learns the white paper game

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: One of the most time-honored traditions of technology marketing is the white paper. Red Hat is learning how to play this game, but at a cost and in a manner open source can live with.

Variations on an Open Source Theme

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Software

opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the most extraordinary - and under-recognised - developments in free software is the blossoming of specialist software applications.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #130

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #130 for the week of February 15th- February 21st, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala, Jaunty feature freeze, Kubuntu 8.04.2 released, and more.

VectorLinux Standard Edition 6.0 Released

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Linux

vectorlinux.com: The final release of VectorLinux 6.0 (code name 'Voyager') is now available. This release is a major milestone in the ten year history of Vectorlinux.

Weekly Distro Roundup for Feb 15-21

Another week has passed and it’s time again for the weekly Distro Roundup. This week's updates includes ArtistX 0.6, sidux 2009-01, Arch Linux 2009.02 and much more. Check out the full article at LinuxNinja.com.

Five Best Live CDs

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OS
Linux

lifehacker.com.au: Live CDs (and DVDs) are versatile tools, allowing you to boot into an operating system without installing anything to your hard drives. Let's take a closer look at the five most popular live CDs.

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