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arstechnica.com: Coherence is a Python library that implements UPnP and the Digital Living Network Alliance standard, protocols that facilitate interoperability between networked media devices.
blogs.zdnet.com: It looks like we’ve gone from speculating whether we’re headed into recession depression. Yihong Ding, over on the Thinking Space blog,predicts that we’ll have a “Golden Age” of the Web. If that’s the case, shouldn’t we be expecting a “Golden Age” for open source, with all the idle programmers and IT folks at home with time on their hands?
linuxloop.com: For several weeks now I have been testing an early copy of StarOffice 9, Sun’s commercial alternative of OpenOffice.org. Finally, today, I can tell you about it.
kdubois.net: So being interested in all things 3d, I finally sat down and started learning Blender. The inability of me to make acceptable looking 3d models has long been a hole in my 3d graphics knowledge, but no more!
blogs.computerworld.com: You can count on Microsoft pulling the fake research report trick at least once a year. This time around it’s a study by ClickStream Technologies, which found Microsoft Office, to be far more popular than OpenOffice.org, which in turn was far more popular than Google Docs.
introducingkde4.blogspot: KDE 3.5.x had an option for enabling composite called kcompmgr. The KDE developers wanted eye-candy composite for they KDE 4 series, so they had 3 options, writing a whole new window manager, use compiz or improving kwin, they took the last one.
ostatic.com: Flickr is almost like Xerox, or Kleenex, in that its name is in some ways inextricably linked to the service it delivers. Though Flickr has a browser uploader, there are limitations. For years, there has been one uploader option on that page -- a third party, cross platform (and very serviceable) -- that is Linux compatible.
itworld.com: As soon as I think I have a handle on where things are currently at, along comes some new complex twist; some new turn; some new innovation that threatens to take the status quo and put it through the wood chipper. I blame the open source phenomenon for that.
mozillalinks.org: The latest Firefox 3.1 development release features the announced option for tab tearing: drag a tab out of its current window, and it is removed and opened on a new one, providing a more intuitive way to organize your web browsing.
Also: Here Be Dragons!
I talk to people a lot about free and open software. I usually find that people have never heard of it before. So I talk to people a lot, and hand out CDs full of free software, believing I’m helping people by giving them options that don’t cost hundreds of dollars. One person I talked to a lot about free software was Ross.
Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
blogs.zdnet.com: I think you can draw a straight line from the Vista Capable brouhaha to recent introductions of laptop Linux by HP and Dell, once Microsoft’s most loyal OEMs.
computerworlduk.com: One of the more bizarre accusations flung by Microsoft at GNU/Linux over the years is that it doesn't scale. Sadly, that narrative has been rather undermined by the independent Top500 supercomputing sites ranking.
ahlera.com/blog: I’ve always had a geeky side which has led to experimentation with other operating systems, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux. This weekend I started to wonder what the Linux community was up to so I headed over to DistroWatch to read up on the news. I saw a distro that I had never heard of before in the number 3 spot: Linux Mint.
Another crappy review of Banshee? I don't think so!
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Commentary: DistroWatch Weekly - end of an era
- Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.5.1, Ultimate Edition 2.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 1, Fedora 11 release schedule
- New additions: ExTIX
- New distributions: CAINE, Canaima, Progex, RsLive, Suriyan Linux, VortexBox, WeakNet Linux
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
makeuseof.com: Most of the Linux users should be familiar with Gnome and KDE since both of them are the most commonly used desktop managers in the various Linux distros. Now, if you are using an old PC with low hardware specs, you might find that the above two desktop environments are too heavy for your computer to handle.
linuxhaxor.net: Every time there is a new Linux distro that is making a lot of noise in the Linux community, it is just waiting to be forked by someone. Today, we will look at some of the well-received Ubuntu based forks out there, which are not supported by Canonical.