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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #110 for the week of September 21st - September 27th, 2008 is now available.
jldugger.livejournal: A recent cnet article suggests that Ubuntu is eating other distribution's lunch. In particular, one distribution is reported to be falling apart: Gentoo. Gentoo was very popular among my friends at the time I adopted Linux, but from what I've seen, the project fell apart as developers were unable to come to consensus or resolve conflicts.
blog.eracc.com: Once again we are back to pop the balloon of another Linux myth. This one is that Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is not good to use.
tuxtraining.com: Old hardware? Want a faster boot up? Need to free some system resources? Want snappier applications? This is for you.
notechie.com: Yet another variant on Debian, GOS was founded on the basis of Ubuntu 8.04.1, to which is lighter and definitely oriented cloud computing. E ‘operating system ideal for NETBOOK?
internetling.com: The freedom which FOSS gives us, enables everyone with a specific goal in their mind to create their own Linux distro. Most of the time, the goals/philosophy are cool and interesting, but it often happens that the “product” of the project, the one that should take you to the creator’s goal, turns out to be less than nothing.
- Damn Small Linux - Really it is...
- Tracking Process Performance Statistics
- Linux Kernel Magic SysRq keys
- How To: Ubuntu 8.04.1 on the MSI Wind U100
- Firefox Minefield: Faster Than Chrome
itwire.com: That ubiquitous Linux! It's on your computer, your mobile phone, your handheld GPS. What's more, it's also in movies, cartoons, comics and books around you too! Here are my top 5 Linux references as found in popular culture.
techradar.com: Given the number of Linux distros out there, how did we pick just 14? Some were obvious; the likes of Slackware and Debian have been around since Linus was in short trousers. SUSE, Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu are similarly too significant to ignore. What about the others?
- Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part I
- ddclient: getting access to home servers despite having a dynamic IP
- Ubuntu: Midori and Epiphany-webkit gets Acid3 100 score
- 2008 PCLOS Offshoot Projects News
- Why Open Source Is Euro-Chic
- Interview with vzpkg2 and pkg-cacher creator Robert Nelson
- SuperCollider on Ubuntu Studio: Success
- Clairvoyance and Linux (and Microsoft)
- Approaching Linux kernel 2.6.27
- Ethiopia’s first OLPC deployment
itwire.com: That's right; you heard me. Here are – count 'em – one hundred reasons why Linux beats Windows.
phoronix.com: It's been a while since last looking at any Corsair memory at Phoronix, but up for review this afternoon is their latest TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX memory. This DDR2 memory features Corsair's DHX technology for cooling the memory ICs with EPP latencies of 4-4-4-12 and run at 800MHz. Like many other Corsair products, the TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX is also backed by a lifetime warranty.
news.opensuse.org: Issue #40 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 Now Available, Serious e1000e Driver Issue, and openSUSE Homepage Redesigned.
radar.oreilly.com: Wednesday night in Wellington is a lot more exciting when the New Zealand Open Source Award ceremony is on! We gave out prizes for best project, contributor, use in government, use in business, use in education, use in community organization, and use for infrastructure, as well as two special awards.
- 30 Cool Acer Aspire One Hacks
- Bypassing automatic updates Debian-based distros
- Firewall with QoS for home setup
- Ask Linux.com: Mobile broadband, partitioning thumbs
- Using SnortSP and Snort 2.8.2
- 5 ways to make using bash more productive
- Read Firefox cookie file
- How to compile The Fabulous Logic Analyzer on Gentoo Linux
- My home network
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blogs.zdnet: Big Money Matt Asay is fairly dismissive of European open source. It lacks the killer instinct, he writes. The only way to graft that on is to bring the European to America.
Also: European open-source guidelines spark debate
anojrs.blogspot: Finally after 2 long years, this week, I decided to move on a bit, and try something new. My PC is getting older and constantly struggles to carry the huge processing needs for the latest KDE4 or Gnome. This week, I tried Vector Linux.
reeteshification.blogspot: Today is GNU's 25th Birthday and the FSF Student Chapter at GRIET, my college celebrated the event with great enthusiasm. The main part was the cake Cutting at the end where all us FSF members and Staff of CSE Department ate a GNU!..... Cake.
As Mandriva prepares for its 2009 release, I've been updating Mandriva 2009 daily from their "cooker" (development) repository ever since I installed a beta version a few weeks ago. Last night's update was massive, with an update of over 350 packages.
reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: ALMOST a year has passed since I first reviewed Pardus. As my previous review shows, I was mightily impressed with Pardus, so I was delighted to see a recent appearance in the Distrowatch release listings for the latest version, 2008.1.