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linuxplanet.com: Forgive me, Linux Community, for I have sinned. It has been forever since my last confession and I am prepared for my penance. The truth is that I have never particularly cared for the Firefox browser. Putting my own religious fervor and proselytizing nature aside, my task is to review the new Firefox 3 browser for you.
joewein.net/blog: Last week I decided it was finally time for to buy a new notebook computer. I picked a Gateway M-6750 with some form of Vista preinstalled. One of the reasons I picked this model was its large hard disk, because I was planning to also run Ubuntu.
Also: The Downfall of Vista
blogs.techrepublic: Over the weekend I finally upgraded my main machine. This was not just an upgrade but also a migration to another distro. After about ten years with Red Hat/Fedora I finally jumped over to Ubuntu. There’s a reason: nvidia.
theregister.co.uk: The US delegation has voted to maintain its “Approve” recommendation for Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) to be adopted by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
Also: Fun with Microsoft OOXML
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.