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bbc.co.uk/blogs: I had a very interesting conversation with Mr Ubuntu, aka Mark Shuttleworth, at the end of last week. His main point was that Linux, and use of Ubuntu, was on the rise. He also had lots of interesting things to say about open source more broadly, the Microsoft-Yahoo deal etc, which I thought I'd detail here as a Q&A.
ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I initially loved KDE over Gnome. It looked more like Windows, it had more neat options, and great programs. But I left KDE for Gnome for a few reasons. But now I want to look at KDE again because a few things have come together to change some of the reasons why I left KDE.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Draco GNU/Linux 0.3
- News: Fedora 9 delay, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS release, openSUSE's OBS update, Red Hat and
- OpenSolaris desktops, Gobuntu vs gNewSense, sidux-seminarix
- Released last week: BeleniX 0.7, DragonFly BSD 1.12.2
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- New distributions: Turtle Kevux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linux.com: Do you struggle to keep tabs on your Thunderbird inbox? The SIMILE Seek extension might be the answer to your problems. The extension adds faceted browsing to Thunderbird, which allows you to search and manage your email messages in a radically different way than you are used to.
itwire.com: The Redmond giant’s PR spin has gone into overdrive to warn budding potentials away from the evils of Linux and open source. The messages are consistent: Linux may be free, but there’s a catch; it has a higher total cost of ownership, a lower return on investment, less support and is a less sound platform. I declare bunkum. And here's why.
blogs.ittoolbox.com: This morning I was shocked to see the headline "Seagate Kills Linux Support" in Linux Today. I followed the link to the story on Mad Penguin. In this story, or should I say unsubstantiated rant, the author goes on about how Seagate has foregone support for Linux and how everyone should boycott Seagate and go to Western Digital. This is pure and unadulterated FUD!
news.bbc.co.uk: The public perception of open source software is changing fast, said Mark Shuttleworth, who leads distribution of the Ubuntu operating system (OS). "There has been a sea change in the way people think of Linux, which is very healthy," he said.
Also: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition Released
boston.com: Linux software vendor Novell Inc. of Waltham is expanding its alliance with Microsoft Corp. into China, in a bid to encourage Chinese companies to start paying for the software they use to run their businesses.
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- Open Solutions Alliance looking for momentum boost
- Back to the future for MySQL
- eeePC Video With Compiz-Fusion
- OTR: Secure Conversations
- Bradley Kuhn makes a better world through software freedom
- Running SPIN (Promela Model Checking) on linux
- HOWTO install and run rkhunter
- Get your fingerprint reader to work in Ubuntu
- Find File by Modification Time
- Howto: Printer sharing with CUPS
- rcdrecord is a command line client of web CDwriter
- Save Streaming Videos in Mplayer in 4 Easy Steps
- Automatically compile and install the latest kernel using KernelCheck in Ubuntu
linuxcanuck.wordpress: I see counters on websites. Only four more days to the official release. Only three more days. And then what? The wait will be over. The counter will increase to six months until Intrepid Ibex. And what exactly will happen on the 24th anyway? It will be slow going if past releases are any indicator. I have a better plan.
agnustics.blogspot: My distribution of choice is Debian. It's currently at version 4 and named Etch. Debian, in my opinion, is rock-solid stable and does absolutely everything I ask it to. A word of advise before you install Linux.
phoronix.com: Five months ago from today, Unreal Tournament 3 for the PC was released in North America. Linux gamers around the world, however, were let down with the lack of an available Linux client and all UT3 gamers were impacted by the lack of any Linux server for this game.
pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Some previous Windows users claim to have tried Linux and found it to be not suitable them. Even some long time Linux users tell that it's not good. However, some others are fanatic about Linux - they would go out of their way to help new linux users and love to create a propaganda for their pet OS.
blogs.eweek.com: Impressed by the persistent USB LiveCD fun and partition encrypting installer improvements, I chose to throw caution to the wind and load up Fedora 9 Beta on my main notebook, replacing the beta Hardy Heron install I'd been running--quite stably--for several weeks.
Also: Fedora 9 & Kernel Mode Setting
linux-wizard.net: Many people are talking about the Asus Eee PC : low cost, tiny, and for the "geeks", running Linux. Mandriva 2008 Spring is compatible out of the box with Asus Eee PC. However a new low cost PC is appearing, done by a spanish company : AIRIS KIRA.
bearrider.wordpress: Kubuntu left a lot to be desired on my machine so I looked around for another good KDE distro and found Mandriva!
saigonnezumi.com: Using Gentoo Linux, you have to get used to things just breaking, especially in the last couple of years. I have been quite impressed with Portage 2 the last couple months. Things seem to be improving. Yesterday I noticed that I had a problem with my screen resolution.
Matt Asay: It occurred to me today that open-source infrastructure providers (e.g., commercial providers of open-source operating systems, databases, application servers, etc.) may have much in common with telecommunications infrastructure providers (like cable, wireless, etc. providers).
besttechie.net: Now with the release of the latest version of Ubuntu only 5 days away what better time then now to make this post. So lets get down to it, shall we?