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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 273

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Overviews: Linux Mint and CentOS

  • News: Barry Kauler retires from Puppy Linux, more OpenSolaris features
  • Released last week: Ultima Linux 8.4, NetSecL 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009, NetBSD 4.0.1
  • Site news: DistroWatch on Voice of America
  • Donations: Miro receives US$300
  • New additions: BlankOn
  • New distributions: Incogninto LiveCD, Privatix Live-System
  • Reader comments

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

Nathive image editor .810 alpha released

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Software

nathive.org: Finally packages and portable versions of Nathive 0.810 alpha are ready to download. I hope you enjoy testing and coments me your impressions.

First look: latest Fedora and Ubuntu betas really shine

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the increasingly popular Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions announced the availability of new beta releases last week. These betas, which offer users an opportunity to get an early look at the functionality that will be included in the next major versions, are already highly polished and showcase the growing maturity of the desktop Linux software ecosystem.

My Linux Story

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Linux

Reading Lisa's and Don's stories remind me of my Linux roots. Many of their thoughts and experiences reflect my own and got me to reminiscing. My path was a bit more convulted and sometimes I chuckle, but I'm here now and I'm staying.

What Using Linux Means to Me

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Linux

I was a techno-dinosaur, resisting the call of the computer with all my might. Finally on January 1, 2004 I took the plunge, bought a computer with Microsoft XP. Since then, Don has become interested in building computers and installing Linux distros on them.

Why I Choose Linux

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Linux

I never liked Windows. Maybe that's why Linux captured my interest and imagination from the first time I heard about it but I was reluctant to just jump in and give it a try because it was difficult to imagine how anything free could truly be any good. Things started to change when somebody gave us a Ubuntu live CD.

Linux Distro Hating Week, Oct. 6-12

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Linux

beranger.org: Observed by Planète Béranger, as a protest against the low quality of the distributions built around the Linux kernel. All of the mainstream GNU/Linux distributions fail to provide with acceptable quality, usability, trustworthiness and proper support, being it paid or not. For the current week, Planète Béranger will ignore whatever is related to any known Linux distro.

Watch TV with Linux

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Linux
HowTos

itwire.com: In our modern, and busy, world the separation between home computers and home entertainment systems is fast fading. Linux makes it a cinch to build your own PVR, allowing you to watch, pause and record live TV broadcasts.

OpenOffice.org Breaks Records Everywhere

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OOo

Glyn Moody: All around the world, it seems, people just can't get enough of this amazing free office suite, which is now turning in serious market shares in some countries.

Gaming on Linux – What are your options

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Gaming

headshotgamer.com: I'm a gamer and I'm a Linux user. Yes, this puts me in a very small group of people in the world. The mass majority of gamers are either consolers (Wii, PS2/3, Xbox 360) or Windows gamers. They do often ask “What games can you play on Linux? Isn't it just a command prompt?”. You can game on Linux and you have quite a few options.

few more

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #111

  • Red Hat simplifies platform for Linux supercomputing
  • A Journey with Ubuntu: Conclusion so far.
  • KDE4 status in Gentoo
  • The wallpapers that should made their ways to Intrepid Ibex
  • Get a catalog of files in your removable media

odds & ends

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News
  • Telepathy support in Qt Extended - soon in main Qt?

  • Hands on with Mandriva 2009
  • Xubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour
  • Encoding Regular Emails Into SPAM - Net Humor
  • Favorite FireFox 3 Plugins
  • Linux Outlaws 58 - Light Horse Harry

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing the Adobe Flash plugin on Ubuntu 8.04

  • FreeBSD: Pktanon Installation
  • Installing Sun Java SE 6, Maven 2 and Tomcat 5.5 on Fedora GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Multiple Terminals
  • openSUSE: Installing FreeNX
  • Install and Play Red Alert 2 on Ubuntu
  • Rebuilding a Laptop Battery

Gentoo : First thoughts after the switch

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Gentoo

sakana.fr/blog: I’ve recently switched to the Gentoo Linux distribution (mostly to experiment with this Linux distro) and I don’t regret it so far. This post is about my first impressions about Gentoo.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 41

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SUSE

Issue #41 ofopenSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Advance notice of discontinuation of openSUSE 10.2, openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2 Now Available, and openSUSE News: Status of the e1000e Issue.

The one thing I hate about Linux

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: There are plenty of things to love about a modern desktop Linux distribution like Ubuntu 8.04. But there's one thing I absolutely hate.

Hibernating a Linux Laptop…FINALLY!

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had to write an article on Linux green computing. During the writing of that article I was sent on yet another quest to get some form of hibernate and or suspend working on a Linux laptop. This quest had me digging through nearly every configuration file and every package I could. I was surprised at what I discovered and the results I came up with.

What’s Coming In Ubuntu 8.10: Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com/blog: Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Beta was just released and it is a routine event that precedes the fast approaching final release of the next major upgrade to Ubuntu Linux. A lot of hype has been generated over the last 6 months about what new features and changes would be included with Ibex.

Omega 10 Live CD Beta: Fedora With Added Multimedia

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: AN interesting new Linux project released in the last week, Omega 10, cuts through the old debate about free/proprietary software with a solution I am sure many will find appealing - and just as many will abhor.

gOS 3 - the most beautiful Linux

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Linux

amumtaz.wordpress: A few months ago Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, called upon open source developers to surpass Apple and their wonderful MacOS-X based user experience. Well, gOS release 3 could be close to doing just that.

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Lenovo Anti-Linux, Layoffs, and Openwashing

  • Microsoft, Lenovo Accused Of Blocking Linux On Signature Edition PCs
    Laptops today are increasingly powerful. Right now, if you get a new laptop, the probability is that it comes with the new Windows 10 operating system but there are some people that prefer to have a choice when it comes to OS selection. While some people are fine with Windows 10, there are those who might want to have a dual OS system running. A few people who bought Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 900, 910S, and 710S, found that Lenovo was blocking Linux.
  • Motorola, Lenovo lay off over a thousand more people
  • New Lenovo layoffs at Moto, company has now lost over 95% of employees in four years
    Speaking to Droid-life, both sources inside the company and Motorola itself confirmed today that Lenovo has conducted a brutal round of layoffs at Moto. According to DL, over 50% of Motorola's existing US staff have lost their jobs. A 20-year veteran of the company allegedly posted on Facebook that he had been laid off, so it looks like Lenovo is cutting deep at the device-maker. One source told them that over 700 employees would be asked to leave of the over 1200 Motorola currently employs. No doubt Lenovo hopes to cut costs by integrating much of Motorola's software and hardware development into its own smartphone unit. Sensible or not, it's still rather sad to watch the once-proud brand slowly be swallowed by The Great Lenovo Monster. The lack of critical or consumer hype around the company's new Moto Z line hasn't helped matters, and while the refreshed Moto G franchise was generally well-received, it's the expensive phones that make the money, and I have a hard time believing the Z series is a runaway sales success.
  • Lenovo Courts Devs WIth Moto Z Source Code Release
    Lenovo, which owns Motorola, last week released the kernel source code for the Moto Z Droid smartphone on Github. The move follows the company's posting of the Moto Z Droid Moto Mods Development Kit and Moto Mods on Github this summer. This is the first kernel source code made available for the Moto Z family of devices. Releasing the kernel source code seems to be another step in Lenovo's attempt to get devs to build an iPhone-like ecosystem around the Moto Z family. The Z family is modular.

Linux Foundation and Linux

  • security things in Linux v4.3
    When I gave my State of the Kernel Self-Protection Project presentation at the 2016 Linux Security Summit, I included some slides covering some quick bullet points on things I found of interest in recent Linux kernel releases. Since there wasn’t a lot of time to talk about them all, I figured I’d make some short blog posts here about the stuff I was paying attention to, along with links to more information. This certainly isn’t everything security-related or generally of interest, but they’re the things I thought needed to be pointed out. If there’s something security-related you think I should cover from v4.3, please mention it in the comments. I’m sure I haven’t caught everything. :) A note on timing and context: the momentum for starting the Kernel Self Protection Project got rolling well before it was officially announced on November 5th last year. To that end, I included stuff from v4.3 (which was developed in the months leading up to November) under the umbrella of the project, since the goals of KSPP aren’t unique to the project nor must the goals be met by people that are explicitly participating in it. Additionally, not everything I think worth mentioning here technically falls under the “kernel self-protection” ideal anyway — some things are just really interesting userspace-facing features.
  • Open Source NFV releases third platform, offers additional testing capabilities
    The OPNFV Project, an open source project set on driving the evolution of network functions virtualization (NFV) components, has made its OPNFV Colorado release available. As the third platform release, OPNFV Colorado includes feature enhancements across security, IPv6, Service Function Chaining (SFC), testing, VPN capabilities, and support for multiple hardware architectures. Specifically, OPNFV Colorado address three main areas: core feature upgrades, enhanced testing capabilities, and infrastructure and testing environment advancements.
  • Serro CEO to Participate on Prominent Keynote Industry Panel at the Linux Foundation's Upcoming OpenDaylight Summit in Seattle
  • The Linux Foundation and edX Roll Out a Free OpenStack Cours
    The market for OpenStack training continues to surge, and training is now offered by vendors such as Mirantis and independent organizations such as The Linux Foundation. Overall training for OpenStack surged last year. According to the OpenStack Foundation, since the launch of the OpenStack marketplace in September 2013, training offerings grew from 17 unique courses in eight cities to 119 courses in 99 cities.

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Is in the Works, to Ship with the GNOME 3.22 Desktop

We told you the other day that the Parsix GNU/Linux development team informed the community that new security updates are available for the current stable Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" releases. Read more