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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 334

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: SheevaPlug - a Debian home server in a wall-wart
  • News: Management changes at Canonical, Mandriva "InstantOn" and "Moblin" editions, Omega Fedora Remix with media codecs, Linux Mint "Fluxbox", interview with openSUSE's Joe Brockmeier
  • Questions and answers: LSB - does it matter?
  • Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 2.7, Parted Magic 4.7
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Deepin 9.12, Pardus Linux 2009.1 Beta
  • New additions: Jolicloud, Masonux
  • New distributions: NeDiO, Viper OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu vs Windows Hardware Requirements

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

cityblogger.com/archives: I compared the hardware requirements of a popular Linux Desktop: Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows 7 both of which were released last month.

12 Days of Xmas

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Software
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Five - ViewNior
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Four - Shutter

Great and Disappointing Operating Systems of the Decade

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OS

itworld.com: Writing about the best and worst in operating system is like a crap magnet: I'm pressing the big red button.

Ubuntu: Nine Priorities for Canonical’s Incoming CEO

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: As Mark Shuttleworth transitions Canonical’s CEO crown to Jane Silber, The VAR Guy believes there are at least nine major Ubuntu priorities that Silber will need to address.

firefox 3.5 is the most popular browser in the world

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Moz/FF

weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa: Firefox 3.5 is the most popular browser in the world. It tops IE 6, IE 7, and IE 8.

Kickstart 2010 with Linux

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: If your new year's resolution is to kick the Microsoft habit, here are some Linux versions you might want to look at.

Give the Gift of Linux for the Holidays

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Linux

extremetech.com: There's absolutely no denying that we're in a terrible economy right now. Unemployment is way up over the last year and consumer spending is down significantly. So what's a person to do for Christmas gifts this year? the gift of Linux!

Inkscape 0.47 Totally Solid with Lots of New Tools

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: The free open source vector graphics editor Inkscape has released an update packing several new features, new tools, effects, and improved SVG compliance.

Openoffice3.2 RC1 is Released

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: The next step in the OpenOffice.org 3 series is coming closer: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available on the download website.

10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010

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Linux

daniweb.com: Everyone has posted their predictions for 2010 but here's the real scoop on what's going to happen in 2010 with Linux and Linux-oriented hardware and software products. Get ready to see the biggest increase in Linux adoption in history. You can say you saw it here first. These are in no particular ranking or order.

Best of Linux Cheat Sheets

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Below list of Linux cheat sheets can be used by everybody who administer Linux operating system including beginners/newbies and bearded gurus.

KDE 4.4 Beta 2 Released

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KDE

kde.org: Today, KDE has released a second preview the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), 4.4 Beta 2. The second beta version of KDE SC 4.4 provides a preview and base for helping to stabilize the next version of the KDE Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform.

Replacing Google

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Google

artipc10.vub.ac.be: The last few weeks, Google is getting some very negative attention. Google’s privacy policy, its total domination and its lack of collaboration with the Open Source community are raising some questions:

How-To: Change GRUB Splash Screen (For GRUB Legacy)

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Linux

Although GRUB 2 replaced the older GRUB 0.9x (currently known as 'GRUB Legacy'), the latter still is the default boot loader on some distributions, like Debian 5.0 for example. The splash screen for GRUB Legacy is an XPM image which appears as a background when you select which OS to boot. For those who are tired of the default splash screen, here is a short tutorial on how to change it.

some howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • Enable Ubuntu Control Center-Windows Control Panel-like interface
  • Linux Mobile Powers the Vodafone 360 M1
  • Dock the Appications
  • Use the "windows" button on your keyboard to open the ubuntu Menu
  • Asus eeetop 2002 and Ubuntu
  • New AVR simulator for Linux
  • Syncing your iPhone (or iTouch) with Linux
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Four
  • Doing research with open source tools
  • Drupal tattoo
  • Load PHP5 module to Apache on Mandriva
  • A Few Internet Radio Tips (Karmic)
  • The Only Good Things During the 2000s Happened In Technology
  • Going Linux - Dec 20: #088 - Fresh Ubuntu #1

Noteworthy Mandriva changes 30 Nov – 20 Dec

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Lots of important changes happened in Mandriva Cooker during the last few weeks. Here is a quick summary:

Acer Adventure 6: Fedora

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Linux

goodbyemicrosoft.net: The next Linux I'm trying on the Acer Aspire One is Fedora. Judging from their information page, Fedora 10, 11, and 12 all work on the Aspire One, with different limitations. Fedora 12 has a few too many unresolved issues at this time, so I've downloaded Fedora 11.

10 questions to ask when selecting open source products for your enterprise

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: During the current economic downturn, enterprises are increasingly adopting open source systems due to their significant cost advantages and their liberal license policies. Below are 10 questions you can ask to evaluate open source maturity.

Confirmed: Brittany Murphy dies

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Obits

hollywoodreporter.com: Brittany Murphy died Sunday morning, sources confirm after reports surfaced on gossip Web site TMZ.com. She was 32.

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Graphics: NVIDIA, Nouveau, X.Org Server

  • NVIDIA Making Progress On Server-Side GLVND: Different Drivers For Different X Screens
    While NVIDIA isn't doing much to help out Nouveau, at least the company is contributing to the open-source Linux graphics ecosystem in other ways. In addition to presenting at XDC2017 this week on the Unix device memory allocator API and DeepColor / HDR support, they also presented on server-side GLVND. Server-side GLVND is separate from the client-side GLVND (OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library) that evolved over the past few years and with modern Linux systems is supported both by Mesa and the NVIDIA binary driver. Server-side GLVND can help PRIME laptops and other use-cases like XWayland where potentially dealing with multiple GPU drivers touching X.
  • Nouveau Developers Remain Blocked By NVIDIA From Advancing Open-Source Driver
    Longtime Nouveau contributors Martin Peres and Karol Herbst presented at this week's XDC2017 X.Org conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View. It was a quick talk as they didn't have a whole lot to report on due to their open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver efforts largely being restricted by NVIDIA Corp.
  • X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features
    X.Org Server 1.19 is already almsot one year old and while X.Org is currently well off its six month release cadence, version 1.20 is being figured out for an early 2018 release. Adam Jackson of Red Hat who has been serving as the xorg-server release manager held a quick session on Friday at XDC2017 to figure out what's needed for X.Org Server 1.20. His goal is to see X.Org Server 1.20 released in time for making the Fedora 28 version. For that to happen nicely, he's hoping to see xorg-server 1.20 released in January. The Fedora 28 beta freeze is the middle of March so there is still time for the 1.20 release to slip while making the F28 Linux distribution update.

ASUS Launches Its Thinnest and Lightest Flippable Chromebook, the Flip C101

ASUS announced a new Chromebook on its website, the Flip C101, which is a smaller and lightweight version of the C302 model. Featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, the all-new Chromebook is priced at only $299 in the US. Read more

FreeBSD 10.4-RC2 Now Available

The second RC build of the 10.4-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Read more