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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 288

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel

  • News: KDE 4.2 goes Fedora-wide, Debian "Lenny" release imminent, OpenSolaris usability focus, Ubuntu guide for free, Easy Peasy and Moblin for netbooks, interview with Fedora Project leader, end of Kurumin Linux
  • Released last week: KNOPPIX 6.0, Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Upcoming releases: Slamd64 12.2, Fedora 11 Alpha
  • Donations: Openbox receives US$250
  • New additions: Easy Peasy, Moblin
  • Reader comments

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

Ubuntu vs Mandriva : Clash of the titans

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MDV
Ubuntu

techenclave.com: I have used both of them for quite a long time and I think I can do a better and unbiased comparison...

Carphone Warehouse, netbooks and GNU/Linux: an inquest

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I was browsing around my local Carphone Warehouse shop last week. Unlike the last time I crossed their threshold (November) I noticed that their Ubuntu netbook display had vanished. What when wrong? I decided to investigate.

MEPIS 8: So close you can almost taste it

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Linux

practical-tech.com: One of my favorite Linux distributions, MEPIS is almost ready with its latest release: 8.0. "I apologize to anyone who was expecting 8.0 to be final by now. It’s taking longer than I had hoped."

Also: Debian 5.0 to be released on Valentine's?

Linux Gazette February 2009 (#159)

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Linux

The February 2009 issue of Linux Gazette is now available. In this issue: rI18N or The Real Internationalization Project, Installing VMWare Server 2 on Ubuntu Server 8.10, Using The Red Hat Rescue Environment, and more.

NixOS: A Distro Focused on Next-Generation Package Management

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: NixOS is not about to challenge Ubuntu or Fedora as a desktop distribution any time soon. But, then, user-friendliness is not its point. NixOS is designed as a test of Nix, a new package manager designed to overcome key problems with existing package managers.

Microsoft's IE loses more share, slides to new low

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) again lost market share last month, although at a slower rate than the previous two-month stretch, but still ended at a new low of 67.6%.

Our open source heroes are humans too

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OSS

itwire.com: The latest person apparently trying to cash in on the seemingly eternal mine-is-better-than-yours angle is the usually sober Glynn Moody. But Moody at least has some merit in the arguments he advances. Not so with the folk who really went the downmarket tabloid route.

10 reasons to Switch Over to Linux from Windows

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Linux

pcsplace.com: If you haven’t tried Linux and is thinking of switching to a new operating system, Here are 10 reasons to make the switch from Windows to Linux..

Two weeks of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

leonardo-m.livejourna: After using Windows for many years (and some other operating systems before Windows) I have spent the last two weeks using Ubuntu 8.10. Overall I am quite happy.

10 Tips for Writing Efficient Bash Scripts

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HowTos

hacktux.com: Bash is the default command line interface for many Linux distributions and a powerful scripting language. Here are some suggestions that will keep your Bash scripts efficient and lean.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #127

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #127 for the week of January 25th- January 31st, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Call for testing of DRBD: Server Team, Arizona LoCo Installfest, and Ubuntu pocket guide and reference book.

Blood Frontier: The Latest Open-Source FPS

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Blood Frontier is based upon the Sauerbraten engine and takes advantage of the features like a 6-direction height field world model, real-time map editing, light-maps, shader-based lighting effects, integrated physics support, and a particle engine. Like Cube and Cube 2, Blood Frontier uses OpenGL and SDL, which makes it multi-platform friendly with binaries for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Neverball and Neverputt

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Gaming

fosswire.com: It’s been some time since the last Games post here at FOSSwire. Free software isn’t all work and no play, right?

Defense Department sets up its own SourceForge

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OSS

cnet.com: The dam holding back U.S. federal adoption of open source just burst with the introduction of the Defense Department's Forge.mil.

Saving my sanity with Zenity : shell script interaction via the GUI

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Linux

Whilst an increasing number of recent converts are avoiding it (and I don’t blame them really), the shell is still a key tool for the majority of GNU/Linux users. Shell scripts are knocked-up, shared and deployed in all sorts of circumstances — some simply time-saving, others life-saving. But even if the shell script has been written by somebody else, running it can be a cumbersome and frightening exercise for users of lesser experience or confidence. How do we bring the flexibility of the shell script to the GUI-only user? Recently faced with just such a quandary, I discovered Zenity: a tool which just might have saved my sanity.

Read the first installment of this Zenity tutorial at Freesoftware Magazine.

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