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whatan00b.com: There was a great presentation that made it to the top of digg in the last couple of days on how Linux “sucks” and how we can fix it. It was a very good down-to-earth overview of the problems with Linux, but the solutions that were suggested disturbed me a bit.
artipc10.vub.ac.be: What is the the advantage of Mandriva above other distributions like Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and Fedora. I wrote down a couple of reasons why I use Mandriva on my desktop systems.
sob.apotheon.org: I'm not the world's greatest Linux fan these days. I object to the license, I dislike the way the GNU project is trying to reinvent Unix, and I dislike the way the various Linux distributions' developer communities take shortcuts.
bitburners.com: They could have called it the Rushed Ram or Bugsy Bear, but instead its a fictional creature Jackalope. Ubuntu’s latest tries to bring some innovation to the table, after the intermediate Ibex, but unfortunately it doesn’t feel ready from day one.
blogs.zdnet.com: According to NetApplications, Linux usage share on client devices has, for the first time, passed the 1% mark.
dedoimedo.com: The world of open-source desktop revolves mainly around Linux. Still, there are several other players that you may want to consider as your desktop distribution. One of them is PC-BSD.
- Ubuntu 9.04 does not use ext4 by default
- Canonical Engaging Ubuntu Software Partners
- Chasing the white whale- “the year of the linux desktop” and “new ubuntu theme”
codingexperiments.com: As mentioned in part one of this series, despite the legendary pace of development in the Open Source community, it can be difficult to keep tabs on what is being worked on. Arguably, multimedia is just a subdivision of hardware support, another area where Free operating systems have suffered.
itwire.com: Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 7 will leave much of the burgeoning netbook market open for Linux because of its relatively large footprint.
phoronix.com: Within the next few days we should see the first 2009 release of Sauerbraten and it brings a host of new features. In this article is a rundown on some of the key features along with screenshots we captured when running their latest Subversion code.
- Installing VICE 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04
- More Karmic plans
- Gmail Notifier Highly Integrates with Ubuntu 9.04
- Reconfigure automatic login in ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope
- Replacing text in multiple files
- Red Hat: Building $600 Million Partner Channel?
- Microsoft Admits Windows 7 Is Not Really Suitable For Netbooks
- NetBSD, Mandriva get shiny new releases
- Command Line vs. GUI Reality Check
- How to upgrade from Mandriva 2009 to the new Mandriva 2009 Spring
- The GNOME Foundation Needs Your Help
- Palm's Pré: the $170 phone
- Quickly edit your images with IrfanView
- Customize your Ubuntu GNOME theme
- ntop installation/configuration on OpenSuSe
- Sound Converter
- Are configuration management tools still needed in the cloud?
- A brief introduction to mod_perl - Part 1
tuxguides.com: Backing up files can be useful in case you suffer hard drive issues, but it can also be helpful in case of “messing up” a file, and needing a backup of it. There are many different backup options available for ubuntu.
linuxdevices.com: A group called the Traffic Squeezer project released an open source application that accelerates WAN network traffic.
- Ubuntu 9.04: More of the same
- Shortcuts That Work for Ubuntu 9.04
- A year with Ubuntu Linux
izanbardprince.wordpress: With my latest foray into Windows 7 build 7100 (official Release Candidate from MS Technet) I was experiencing largely the same errors/issues/bad performance as I had on the unofficial 7057 and 7077 wherein everyone replied “Hold your horses”
ostatic.com/blog: Over the past few years, implementing security properly has become a big issue for software applications of all stripes, including open source applications and platforms.
osor.eu: The public administration of the city of Boom is using Ubuntu for ten new publicly accessible desktop PCs in its public library. The Boom library is not the only public library in Belgium using this GNU/Linux distribution.
phoronix.com: With the release this week of Fedora 11 Preview, which incorporates install-time support for the Btrfs file-system into Red Hat's Anaconda installer, we have now delivered our first set of benchmark results for this next-generation Linux file-system.
desktoplinux.com: Mandriva has released the final version of Mandriva Linux Spring 2009. The new version offers KDE 4.2.2 as the default desktop, delivers up to 25 percent faster boots, supports additional netbooks, and provides enhanced networking and security tools.
whatpc.co.uk: In the early days of Linux, distributions varied widely in what they offered and who they were aimed at, but today the list of what they have in common tends to be much longer than how they differ.