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blogs.computerworld: Novell is in trouble. As Novell CFO Dana Russell said during the recent earnings call, "Our Linux business is dependent on large deals, which may result in some fluctuations of our quarterly invoicing. Moving ahead, Novell plans on reducing the prices of its products.
ostatic.com/blog: Late last year I broke down and picked up Rock Band for the resident game console, a Nintendo Wii. Given the humbling experience Rock Band (continues) to be for me, I wasn't exactly eager to try out the open source rhythm game, Frets on Fire. However,
linuxhaxor.net: Not a single week passes by without me bumping in to yet another blog post giving you 10 – 25 or even 100 reasons you should switch to Linux right now. I say bah humbug to them. If you need someone to give you 100 reasons to switch your current OS of choice, you are better of sticking with it.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Tutorial: An introduction to Logical Volume Management
- News: openSUSE releases trademark guidelines, Ubuntu delivers mainline kernel, Debian elects new project leader, ULTILEX live CD
- Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 6.0
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 and beyond, Ubuntu 9.10 release schedule
- New additions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, Parslinux, Tiny Core Linux, wattOS
- New distributions: ArchPwn, Ultra X Linux, VoIP on CD
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
hyperfish.org: Gnome has been doing some worrying things recently, firstly we have the whole new notifications debacle, it shows the rifts that can be caused by one little thing in gnome, I hold the opinion that its “only notifications” and am worried how easily the little things get turned into big issues.
raiden.net: This is somewhat of a simple observation on my part, but one of the things I've noticed of late is how the cry for Ext4 is growing, and fast. Sure, recent benchmarks make it look like the ultimate solution. But I don't recommend moving to the Ext4 file system just yet.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Just as there are “classic” cars that never seem to go out of style, there are some classic pieces of software that remain useful long after most of their contemporaries. One of those programs is Xfig.
workswithu.com: I recently downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5, “Jaunty Jackalope,” to see for myself what’s in the works for the next release of Ubuntu, set to come out in stable form on April 23. Following are some observations, with screenshots.
computerworld.com: It's not news that Microsoft will get Windows 7 out as fast as possible this year. What is news is that Google will have its own contender for desktop operating system king: Android.
Last week we looked at why Linux deserves some consideration when choosing an operating system for your digital recording studio. But even the worthiest operating system is useless without useable apps.Fortunately, there is a long list of excellent music applications available for Linux.
- Mandriva Assembly Cooker Chef for Translation Says “Hi!”
- All in one Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Program for OpenSuse
- DBAN via PXE: Automagically Wipe a Drive via Network Boot
- PAM configuration files
- Get your machines IP address
- PIDA: the Python Integrated Development Application
- Vector rendering with Blender in Ubuntu
- New KDE Four Live-CDs
- Easy live upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1
- German Dell Shop with Strange Ubuntu Logo
- Fixing a Firefox user profile, and Foxmarks
- My experience with Linux, especially Ubuntu
- Remove Bluetooth from Ubuntu
- VIDE (Vim with Qt Creator’s Quick Browse and more…)
- Mdadm Cheat Sheet
- The Linux killer 10 inch netbook
itwire.com: No matter if you're exclusively a Windows shop, every good IT technician needs Linux in their toolkit. A bootable Linux CD has saved my bacon more than once.
arstechnica.com: Mozilla Labs has released an experimental Firefox extension that brings new functionality to blank tab pages.
phoronix.com: Last November we learned that Plymouth would replace USplash in Ubuntu. However, for those not interested in trying out Fedora to see Red Hat's Plymouth, there is a package repository of Plymouth packages for Ubuntu available.
frimouvy.org: Bertrand and I are very proud to announce you the first release of Getting Thing Gnome!, a personal organizer and todo list manager for the GNOME desktop.
techtarget.com.au: Have you ever come across a situation where you've needed a tool but didn't think you had the right one to get the job done? Like when you're trying to change a smoke detector battery or tighten a loose door knob -- it seems as if the tool you need is never handy.
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #132 for the week of March 1st- March 7th, 2009 is now available.
daniweb.com/blogs: I've read almost a dozen articles in the past week about Netbook computers and am sorely disappointed with some of the news about them. The general consensus is that Windows dominates the Netbook space.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a chat with another member of the Linux media about what Linux really needs to do in order to finally reach the masses. The conclusion?
techradar.com: We'll come right out and say this – Linux breaks. No matter how much we might like our chosen distro, there is no denying that things can go wrong. So here's our guide to dealing with some of the most common problems, and some advice on how to deal.