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daniweb.com/blogs: Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- First look: SimplyMEPIS 8.0
- News: openSUSE gets system upgrade ability, Red Hat returns to the desktop, Novell signs with VMware, Arch drops ATI's Catalyst driver, interviews with Linux Mint and Kongoni developers, Linux Starter Kit
- Released last week: Linux Mint 6 "Xfce", Dreamlinux 3.5
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC1
- Donations: Wolvix GNU/Linux receives US$200
- New additions: Estrella Roja, Maryan Linux
- New distributions: dvd::rip Cluster live CD, Elementary OS, GUARA Linux OS, Hag GNU/Linux, Qimo 4 Kids
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the Linux Foundation Training Program, which will kick off with courses taught at the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit April 8 - 10, 2009 in San Francisco.
arstechnica.com: Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon explained the importance of community building during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.
jdeeth.blogspot: This week on Linux Monday, let's look at two Ubuntu-based distributions that are designed to make things easy. One's for kids, and one does a little more of the setup work for you.
infoworld.com: When my colleague Neil McAllister made the case for desktop Linux, I snorted, "Give me a break! Desktop Linux is nowhere." He challenged me to try it myself. He had a point: It had been a decade since I fired up any desktop Linux distro. So I accepted his challenge. My verdict:
toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is like an onion. Not in the sense that it will make you cry. All operating systems do that every now and again, some more than others. It is like an onion in the sense of how it is constructed.
- Customize The Ubuntu 8.10 Boot Splash
- Installing a New Hard Drive on Ubuntu
- The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 1
- Convert audio files with Gnormalize
- Good, Cheap Tech for Schools, Cloud Computing and More
- My Experiences With Ubuntu 9.04 So Far
- Flip - Convert text file line endings between Unix and DOS formats
- Blueman - Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu
- Mounting LVM
- How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny
- The Last Word: Where’s the Beef?
- Finding differences in two files with TkDiff
- How to install Gnome Do in 3 minutes
- Build your own email server with Postfix
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #131 for the week of February 22nd- February 28th, 2009 is now available.
marscel.wordpress: Yeah, yeah, there’re guys out there that really enjoy tuning their cars, travelling around by plane, doing whatever and those claiming Genoo Linux is of ultimate performance.
blogs.computerworld.com: Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9 Want a great Linux netbook for a great price? Then, give Dell's Ubuntu-powered Mini 9 a try. I like netbooks. Not all netbooks are created equal, though.
ryanorser.com: Today I am going to review GOS 3.1 codenamed Gadgets. This is a great Operating System because it has stuff I will use a lot: GMail, Pidgin, Calendar, Youtube (for my sister as she loves it,) FireFox, Open Office and a lot more great programs!
techfragments.com: Below are a few of our favorite Firefox performance hacks, tweaks, and productivity enhancements that can be made via the About:config of Firefox.
phoronix.com: ust three days ago we shared that Nouveau will become the default NVIDIA driver in Fedora 11 to replace the obfuscated xf86-video-nv mess. Now proposed for Fedora 11 is to also integrate the Nouveau kernel mode-setting driver.
itwire.com: Microsoft got things seriously wrong when it released Vista and the company knows it. In the past, the absolute market dominance of Windows on the desktop has allowed Redmond to get away with such mistakes. That may no longer be the case.
gentooexperimental.org: Every now and then it might happen that you are one of the lucky souls to discover a bug in a gentoo package. Now you might want to get that bug fixed. Where do you start?
kdedevelopers.org: I came across a blog entry of Philip Van Hoof. In it he asserts that soon the era of email clients will be over, which I think some people misinterpreted as application for reading and managing email messages becoming obsolete.
phoronix.com: While AMD continues to improve the ATI Catalyst Linux driver from where they were at years ago by introducing new features like CrossFire and OpenGL 3.0 support while addressing outstanding bugs, no Linux graphics driver is yet in a perfect state.