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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: An overview of Ubuntu editions
- News: Fedora unveils Plymouth, Sugar spin, Sabayon hints at major new features, Yellow Dog launches beta testing, NetBSD prepares to branch 5.0, CrossOver Linux
- Released last week: Ubuntu 8.10, OpenBSD 4.4
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 10 Preview, Ubuntu 9.04 release schedule
- Donations: GoblinX receives US$250
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
- Gentoo: USE=kerberos removed from the default profiles
- Linux Void: Episode 11 - Hawking Pumpkins
- (Poll) Which OS do you prefer?
- How to install latest Amarok and digikam in Fedora 9
junauza.com: After I have read iTWire's recent article entitled "Is Ubuntu killing other distributions?" I remembered asking myself the same question when I noticed how Ubuntu is taking over the Linux world.
linuxdevices.com: This article discusses the advantages of IPv6, which in addition to a larger address space promises to increase standby time in devices, and improve performance in routers. It discusses IPv6 technology, as well as how IPv6 has been implemented in the Linux kernel.
linux.com: Each new Ubuntu release has raised the standard by which other Linux distros are judged. With the new Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, the focus is on mobility and 3G network support. I found Intrepid to be a fast and stable release, yet I experienced some minor issues that keep it from absolute perfection.
pcpro.co.uk/blogs: Ubuntu 8.10 made its appearence this week, and while everybody was busy touting the network manager’s new-fangled ability to handle mobile broadband connections, what nobody seemed to be mentioning was that it doesn’t actually work very well.
technewsworld.com: While some state governments have explored the idea of using open source software in their systems, the same gripes continue to hold back its adoption: Quality, compatibility and security. Some states make use of open source, but all stop short of mandating its use.
heise-online.co.uk: After a one year beta phase, the Xiph Foundation's free Ogg Theora video codec has been released in its final, "mainline", version 1.0. Rather than redesigning the open source compression algorithm from scratch, Xiph.org worked on enhancing the "Truemotion VP3.2" codec released under an open source licence by On2 Technologies.
smspillaz.wordpress: The Compiz Fusion Community News for Nov 4, 2008 is now available. Topics include Improved startup time for compiz, Compiz 0.7.8 released, and Three new plugins.
theregister.co.uk: In a brilliant execution of public relations, OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released without enough capacity to handle the demand for downloads. Servers buckled under the traffic, and some of us in the media took the bait. Are people really getting that excited over an open source productivity suite?
internetnews.com: It takes money and it takes new ideas to build a better desktop, both of which are being raised by the open source GNOME Foundation. GNOME is one of the most popular Linux desktop GUIs and is included in nearly every Linux distribution.
linuxbsdos.com: Mandriva Linux Powerpack is one of three editions of the Linux desktop published by Mandriva. Mandriva Linux Powerpack is the commercial edition, and costs 49 EUR, or 62 USD. In this tutorial, we take a somewhat detailed review of Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2009.
Also: Distro Test: Mandriva Linux 2009 Kde 4 edition
ibeentoubuntu.com: I've been using Linux on the desktop for almost eleven years now. I enjoy it. I understand it. I'm not likely to ever leave it. I also know that I'm in a niche market. There were predictions that each year would be the "Year of Linux" and we all know where that led.
linux.com: System administrators need to keep an eye on their servers to make sure things are running smoothly. If they find a problem, they need to see when it started, so investigations can focus on what happened at that time. Here's a look at several tools that let you monitor one or more servers from a Web interface.
- Smoothly Transfer From Windows to Linux
- Intrepid Ibex Release Party almost got arrested
- What bloggers think of Ubuntu 8.10
- Updating to Intrepid: Notes
- Avoiding regressions more important than on-time release
This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 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.
- Debian Project News - November 3rd
- Ubuntu’s Linux contributions
- Top 10 improvements Ubuntu should work on
- FSF Releases New Version of GNU Free Documentation License
- Can Drupal beat Wordpress?
- Mepis Fix for Mounting NTFS Partitions
- Community relations key to open source success
- Mandriva - Day 1, Day 2
- Two additional ways to tail a log file
- Fedora Classroom begins November 8
- Filling the Open Source Usability Testing Gap
- Acer Aspire One, and Power Saving in Ubuntu
- Stormy Peters about Marketing GNOME
- OpenOffice 3.0 Beefs Up Collaboration, Extensions
- RPM Fusion For Fedora Officially Launches
- 3 out of 10 Asus PCs run desktop Linux
- Linux Outlaws 62 - Ballmer Island
- There is a BBC in my Amarok
Richard M. Stallman: The One Laptop Per Child project, launched by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte in 2003, was supposed to lead millions of children around the world to information technology and freedom. The plans aimed for low cost, enabling many children to use the machines, and free software, so they would have freedom while using them. I thought it was a good idea. But...
arstechnica.com: The GNOME Foundation announced today that Google and Motorola have joined the organization's advisory board and will sponsor ongoing development of the open source desktop environment.
- Speed Up Linux Hard Drives by Disabling Atime
- Installing Ubuntu 8.10 To A USB Flash Drive
- Blender 2.46 Tutorial - Boning
- Graphical Remote Control Desktops for Linux, part 2
- Enable Apple iSight Camera : Ubuntu 8.10
- TimeVault simplifies data backup for Ubuntu users
- Simplify GRUB tweaks with Startup Manager
- Using the zoom to view 2+ pages in the editable view, in OOo