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|Story||Enterprises: Embrace open source development or go extinct||srlinuxx||19/04/2012 - 8:19pm|
|Story||Mandriva: A Call to Arms||srlinuxx||19/04/2012 - 8:17pm|
|Story||Mageia 2 Beta 3, Return of the Live CD||srlinuxx||19/04/2012 - 8:16pm|
|Story||Microsoft Open Technologies: Same Old, Same Old?||srlinuxx||19/04/2012 - 5:43pm|
|Story||Torvalds Receives One of World's Highest Technology Honors||srlinuxx||19/04/2012 - 5:40pm|
|Story||Three years with Gentoo||srlinuxx||19/04/2012 - 5:37pm|
tectonic.co.za: I’m not particularly fond of backing up my data. I know I should do it and I feel pretty smug when it is done, but it is a time-consuming and frustrating process. I want is a one-click backup tool that, once set, does all the work for me. Backerupper may not be TimeMachine but it is pretty idiot-proof and does the job.
vnunet.com: The problem with pocket-sized internet gadgets (such as smartphones) is that the web facilities they offer tend to be patchy. This is no good to serious web users, who yearn for a portable internet experience that’s the same the one you get sat at a desktop PC. Nokia’s new N810 promises precisely this.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature story: Entropy - a new package management toolkit for Sabayon Linux
- News: What's new in Mandriva Linux, Fedora Xfce spin updates, OpenBSD pre-release testing, free download of YDL 6.0
- Released last week: Linux Mint 4.0 "KDE", Kiwi Linux 8.03
- Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Frugalware 0.8
- Data mining: Data-peeler analysis of DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking logs
- New addition: Ophcrack LiveCD
- New distribution: PA-RISC Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
- How To Sync Amarok With iPOD Classic & 3rd Generation iPOD Nano
- Ubuntu/XP: Streaming Sopcast to your mobile devices
- Recording sounds for Impress slides with eVoice
- Debian amd64: iceweasel with i386 plugins, outside a chroot
- Redirecting Ports Using iptables Prerouting
- Fix for suspend and hibernation problem for Laptops
Matt Asay: Wow. Martin Buckley, long time product manager and global evangelist for Novell's Systems and Resource Management products (e.g., ZENworks), has quit Novell.
arstechnica.com: The Amarok developers have been working on a major overhaul that will dramatically reinvent the program's user interface and deliver a lot of really compelling new features. The new theme looks very polished and will likely blend well with a KDE 4 environment.
gizmodo.com.au: At CeBIT, it is showing off the MSI Wind, a subnotebook very much in the style of the Eee. The 8-inch model is expected to cost less than 400 euros and it will come with either Linux or Windows installed.
- Me and You and a GPG Key Named Boo
- Downloading Music the 1337 Way!
- Timeline of the Debian project
- Configure Exim with anti-spam
- FSF New Website and Newsletter
- A “Word” on Document Interoperability
- Decibel in 14 easy steps
- an interview with pmdematagoda
- Will it always be about Microsoft?
- People power transforms the web in next online revolution
- Linux a few months in
- Linux Mint Darnya on HP Pavilion dv6000
laptopmag.com: Asus’ Eee PC has become a low-cost laptop to reckon with. Everex has snuck up on the low-cost leader with the CloudBook and other vendors are rumored to be releasing their own low-cost notebooks in the near future. Shen thinks the days of the Eee PC are just taking off and that the competitors will try to knock them off their course but won’t succeed.
gorkee.com: On Linux, there is only a single hierarchical directory structure. Everything starts from the root directory, represented by ‘/’, and then expands into sub-directories. Where DOS/Windows had various partitions and then directories under these partitions, Linux places all the partitions under the root directory by ‘mounting’ them under specific directories. The closest to root under Windows would be c:.
allaboutubuntu.wordpress: System76, one of the best-known providers of Ubuntu systems, recently introduced new servers certified to run the operating system. All About Ubuntu caught up with System76 President Carl Richell to discuss his views on the Ubuntu server market.
arstechnica.com: When KDE 4.0 was officially released in January, there were a lot of gaping holes in basic functionality. During the past few months, the codebase has matured considerably and the environment is steadily approaching the point where it will be sufficiently robust for widespread day-to-day use.
computerworld.com.au: In a move to challenge Microsoft on the desktop, IBM has teamed up with Austrian and Polish system integrators to supply the emerging Eastern European and Russian business PC markets with "Microsoft-free" systems based on Red Hat Linux and open standards-based productivity software.
thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was flipping though his Sunday morning paper when he spotted an article about Ubuntu Linux. He took a few more sips of coffee to perk up and make sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him. Sure enough, Ubuntu had made the leap into the mainstream media.
evildomain.org: I am an advocate of Gentoo. Linux ricer? Sure, why not, I live for those minute speed advantages. I also, perhaps masochistically, prefer building every package from source. Why, then, am I dumping Gentoo, and for kubuntu of all distros?
Also: Bye Gentoo... Welcome Ubuntu
itwire.com: So you’ve got an idea for a great app and you’re thinking of making your own open source project? Here are some items to consider and some sites that will help you on your journey. We’ll also see how some well-known open source teams did it.
planetoss.com: Mandriva was the first distribution I used back in 2001 when I started using Linux. Mandriva's earlier decisions like releasing their OS to the public after a month or so and some annoying bugs made me to stay out of Mandriva but recently I tried Mandriva's 2008 release and was really impressed with their work.
- Ubuntu TIP: Extending Nautilus, Scripting Your Way To UI Bliss
- Terminator - Multiple GNOME terminals in one window
- Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Brings Better MTP Support
- Conky on Ubuntu 64 Bit - conkyrc
- Restoring GRUB boot menu from ubuntu live CD
- Ubuntu Studio Theme a cool looking theme for your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
- Watching live soccer in Gentoo - part 1 - SopCast
adventuresinopensource: I finally got my shiny new Dell XPS m1330 laptop recently and I have to say I really love it. It's very nice to be able to order a new laptop from a large manufacturer with Linux pre-installed, especially as a home user, it's been an easier option for enterprise customers for a while now I think.