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|Story||Android L update for Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 to release in late October||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 7:10am|
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cnet.com: Has open source come to include so much that it's somewhat meaningless? If so, should we return to the free-software roots that defined its infancy?
linuxfoundation.org: Michael Scharf of the Eclipse Project got things going last month in a blog entry that railed against "freeloaders." This argument keeps coming up every once in a while, and every time it does, I find it short-sided at best.
blog.jjtcomputing: Linux Mint has always been a great distro, taking the excellent points of Ubuntu, and removing some of the bad points, such as the lack of multimedia plugins, and replacing the warm brown with a cool crisp green.
fastforwardblog.com: It would be hard to deny that open source has changed enterprise computing in a big way. Right now however, it is mostly commercial vendors creating enterprise social software products. So, what’s next for Open Source in the enterprise?
informationweek.com: As many as 50 of its customers have begun building private compute clouds using Red Hat Linux, says Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.
computerworld.com: Believe it or not, I rather like Windows 7. Windows 7 is exactly what Microsoft needs in order to recover from its Vista fiasco. Too bad the company seems to want to shoot itself in the foot.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Lately I have written various articles that have stirred the pot regarding the various Linux distributions available. I have heard quite a bit of dislike for Ubuntu, GNOME, and KDE 4. In fact I have heard opinions from people that make me wonder why they even use Linux.
computerworld.com: "Leeches" -- that's how Dave Rosenberg, co-founder and former CEO of MuleSource, and now part of the founding team of RiverMuse, refers to companies that use open source technology but don't give back.
blogs.the451group: Last week I asked the question, if open source has won, then where do we go from here? A number of different answers were forthcoming to the two parts of the question.
raiden.net: I've been hearing an ever increasing cry for Linux standardization over the past couple of months, with Googles most recent cry being the loudest. And yet we still hear the same tired old mantra from Linux geeks galore that says “Standardization will kill what Linux is and what it stands for.”
toolbox.com/blogs: If you use Linux then you are automatically a geek, an unwashed, pizza eating, cola and coffee swilling, obnoxious and scruffy rebel who just wants to stick it to the man.
blog.worldlabel: Welcome to OpenOffice.org, the world-class office suite that’s also free and open source. This is your new-user orientation.
h-online.com: French video portal Dailymotion is ditching the use of proprietary plug-ins such as Flash and Silverlight for its "pré bêta" Dailymotion site. Instead, the open video site is exploring the possibilities offered by HTML 5 and the pre-release version of Firefox 3.5.
extremetech.com: Linux has, in some ways, always been a bit politicized in the sense that there are true believers among Linux users and developers that all software should be truly free. gNewSense Linux is geared toward those who want a truly free Linux distribution.
eweekeurope.co.uk: IBM, which is seeing a continued resurgence in the mainframe space, is offering new migration services and financial incentives in hopes of luring away some HP and Sun Unix customers
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Taking a look at Debris Linux
- Tips and tricks: Running openSUSE "Factory"
- News: OpenSolaris readies 2009.06, Fedora slips 11 again, FreeBSD 8.0 enters code freeze, NetBSD gets a new binary package manager, Debian gets improved support for Eee PC, openSUSE community develops a new Moblin distro, Ubuntu User magazine
- Released last week: Linux Mint 7, CentOS 5.3 "Live CD"
- Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2009.06
- Donations: SliTaz GNU/Linux receives US$200
- New additions: Debris Linux
- New distributions: Foxy Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
infoworld.com: Lines are beginning to blur between the open source and commercial versions of the Sun Microsystems Solaris Unix operating system.
itwire.com: What is the true market share for Linux? A: Depends who you ask! You can find desktop penetration of 1%, 2% and 4% - and a server share right up to 46%!
networkworld.com: Ubuntu 9.0.4 Desktop, nicknamed Jaunty Jackalope, is likely to continue the Mac-like cult following for Canonical's Debian-based Linux distribution. But there's not a lot new here.