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opendaily.wordpress: As I go through the daily grind on my trusty Thinkpad, I once in a while notice quirks in Linux Mint / Ubuntu that makes me miss certain small but important conveniences from Windows Vista. I’ve been taking notes, and here’s my list.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: A distro odyssey - looking for the best fit, part 1
- News: Gentoo celebrates tenth birthday, Omega offers latest Fedora with extras, Linux Mint switches to Launchpad and Github, FreeBSD outlines internal engineering process
- Released last week: antiX MEPIS 8.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "CoreCD"
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
- New distributions: Ice-Z Linux, pcubuntoo, Photo Artists Workshop Live CD, sEEcher OS, Xin Yang Linux
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
gquigs.blogspot.com: Wave 1.5 just asks two questions. Playing all the songs on shuffle. Generating a playlist is fine as long as I can select multiple (read all) folders. Who is out?
workswithu.com: With a number of its other products remaining proprietary, what are Canonical’s real intentions towards living by the free-software ideology that drives projects like Ubuntu?
internetnews.com: It's not everyday that there is a public security exploit published for the Linux kernel, yet that is what happened in early July.
reallylinux.com: I appreciated the stories and articles that showed Linux as easy to use and beneficial, although sometimes with a reserved cynicism. But when I left for a few minutes yesterday to go use the toilet and returned to find my own 2 year old daughter playing it up on a Centos test machine -- I woke up.
mdzlog.alcor.net: At Debconf 9, Steve Langasek delivered a talk on pam-auth-update, which included a tongue-in-cheek slide about how it had come to be. He pointed out that this project had required about six years of “thinking” and two months of actual development, and that this seemed to be a pattern exhibited by a number of notable Debian projects.
BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the BackerUpper project page: "Backerupper is a simple program for backing up selected directories over a local network.
rightardia.blogspot: While I was working, the screen froze up and I noticed the hard drive thrashing away. After powering the PC down, I noticed it could not find a a working Linux image to boot off of. So loaded a copy of Fedora.
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- Compare files in Linux
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- Make MPlayer play h264 video files faster on multicore machines
- How to safely dual-boot Windows & Linux with Wubi Installer
- Howto install and Enable Broadcom Wireless in Ubuntu 9.04
- Proper word-wrapping in vim
- Chrome v Firefox: Can Innovation Happen Without A Fight to the Death?
techrepublic.com: Recently I had a bit of a run-in with my daughter’s high school. She was undergoing an eShool class over the summer titled “Computer Applications” and it turns out the class only actually “covered” Office Suites - namely Microsoft Office. Now in our household we do not own a copy of Microsoft Office. Instead we use OpenOffice and have never had an issue - that is, until now.
ghacks.net: I have a confession to make. My favorite game of all time is Zombies Ate My Neighbors. It was a classic Super Nintendo game. Lately I had been jonesin’ to play that game so I was about to plop down some cash for an old SNES when I came across Zsnes.
daniweb.com: I recently upgraded a friend of mine to Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop for his five-year-old Acer laptop with 512 MB of RAM. I installed the latest stable version of Ubuntu and he immediately fell in love. What came next was a bit of a shock.
fishbowl42.com: I heard about Tiny Core Linux a few months ago and given its description as a minimalistic Linux designed to build to your own specifications from the ground up it sounded right up my alley.
fridge.ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #152 for the week July 19th - July 25th, 2009 is available.
briancarper.net: I just installed KDE 4.3 and it's looking good. Some features returned that I was missing.
kmandla.wordpress: About a year ago I made some notes about plucking out parts of the 126.96.36.199 kernel — as well as some other ideas. I’ve configured a lot of kernels for a variety of machines in that time, and I have a few more subtractions to recommend.
thebeezspeaks.blogspot: I came across two seemingly unrelated reports, one from the Register, stating that Microsoft will offer a choice of browsers in the EU version of Windows 7 and one from FAS Russia, which began proceedings in a case against several major hardware manufacturers. If this is the shape of things to come, it could mean the OS landscape is about to change.
itlure.com: For those of you who don't know, antiX MEPIS is the resource-friendly version of SimplyMEPIS, a great Linux distribution based on the even greater Debian. With a bit of extrapolation, it's obvious that antiX is built upon Debian.
amroth.coldshock.net: I’m very, very happy to announce that the KMess team has released KMess version 2.0, after more than an year and an half of development!