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h-online.com: The experimental file system Btrfs, billed as the "next generation file system for Linux", should now be even faster. Libata drivers for IDE/PATA adaptors are pushing aside the IDE subsystem.
linuxologist.com: Ubuntu has grown to be one of the easiest distros to use which propelled it to be the most popular Linux flavor currently available. But guess what? Tweaking Ubuntu has can get a lot easier!
techenclave.com: This is the first part of The Gimp beginner series I am writing for LFY. The first part consist of user Interface introduction. So download the pdf and get started with Gimp.
d0od.blogspot: Gnome-Do comes with a variety of different docklets for use with it’s ‘Docky’ interface. The Weather Docklet is even more useful than these to me, and can provide up-to a 6 day forecast right inside your dock!
dedoimedo.com: I have never paid much attention to digiKam until a friend at a forum I frequent suggested it as a worthy addition to the Users' recommendation section in my New cool list of Linux must have programs. Boy, digiKam is a great surprise! Follow me for a spin.
linuxjournal.com: LMMS is music creation software similar to programs such as GarageBand for OSX and FL Studio for Windows. Those programs are designed to streamline the process of making music with a computer in order to get new users into music composition as quickly and painlessly as possible.
raiden.net: One of the distros I have the pleasure of working with quite often is PcLinuxOS. It was the very first distribution we reviewed, and it's still one of our top recommended distributions.
workswithu.com: One of the less prominent Ubuntu features that has received an overhaul for Karmic is the command-not-found handle, which helps users find the program they’re looking for when they type an unrecognized command in the terminal.
makeuseof.com: Ubuntu has been heralded by many as the apogee of the user-friendly, consumer driven Linux distribution. But what if there was an even better alternative?
ostatic.com/blog: Users of the KDE desktop know it has a dozens of handy tools and functions built right in, but the beauty of open source means you can tweak it to your heart's content by adding extra plugins to make your desktop do even more. Here are five KDE desktop applications that you might not have ever heard of, but are definitely worth checking out.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Report: The status of Intel video drivers for Linux
- Tips and tricks: Running Fedora "Rawhide"
- News: Ubuntu updates netbook remix interface, Novell assigns dedicated openSUSE team, FreeBSD sprints towards next release, LWN analyses recent CentOS troubles, updates on Foresight Linux and GoboLinux
- Released last week: Parted Magic 4.4, Linux From Scratch 6.5
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 12 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2010 Beta
- New additions: Dragora GNU/Linux, Firefly Linux
- New distributions: PenaOS
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
infoworld.com: InfoWorld's Open Source Hall of Fame recognizes the 36 most useful and important free open source software projects in history (and today)
blog.internetnews.com: The Debian Linux distribution celebrates its 16th anniversary this week (official birthday is: August 16, 1993). It sure has been an interesting ride.
businesswire.com (PR): Red Hat, Inc. today announced the five regional winners of its annual Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) of the Year contest.
greentechgirl.com: Fortunately, the PCLOS community has come out with a new flavor based on the LXDE desktop, so I can stop worrying about a forced KDE 4 upgrade. I opted for the LXDE install. I’d never tried it, much less heard of it, but the screenshots looked nice enough.
- A Beginner’s Guide To Migrating from GNOME to KDE in Ubuntu
- Installing ‘Murrine’ GTK2 Engine on OpenSuSE
- What is this Linux thingy and why should I care?
- Writing UDEV rules to get a SCSI scanner working on Ubuntu
- Opera on GNU/Linux - Moving an Account Reveals a Problem
- Edit your GNOME menus
- Choosing the Right Open Source Technology
- Getting started with developing on the Palm Pre
- Install Hundreds of Free Fonts In Ubuntu via Repositories
- Speed Up Auto-hide On Gnome Panels
- Dell Switches to Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Looks Into Smartbooks
- SYSSTAT : comprising tools that offers advanced system performance monitoring
- Amarok 2: Universal Mass Storage Device Support Here
- Hard Disk Sentinel Linux Review
- Samba: Allow Domain Controllers Create Machine Trust Accounts On-the-Fly
- GNU Toolchain Update, August 2009
- The Computer Action Show - Season 1 Episode 1
wobo46.wordpress: Yesterday German users from MandrivaUser.de began working on the netbook-launcher – the desktop which made the beauty of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
wsav.com: Nowadays, if you can’t log on you may feel a little left out. Just ask Barbara Sheppard and her daughter, Christina. They know how difficult life can be without a computer. Now, Barbara and her daughter have access to e-mail and the internet at home, and it’s all because of All Walks Of Life, Inc. and it’s IT program, “The Goon Squad”.
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #155 for the week August 9th - August 15th, 2009 is available.