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heise-online.co.uk: After two years in development, VLC, the universal media player, has moved from the 0.8.x versions to version 0.9.2. The most visible new feature in the Windows and Linux versions is a new user interface.
itmanagement.earthweb: By now, you'd think that anyone who owns a computer knows about free and open source software (FOSS). However, once you move beyond techie circles, you'll find that, for many people, the concept is unknown. Even worse, when people have heard of it, they have alarming -- and rather discouraging -- misconceptions of what it involves.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Editorial: On Ubuntu, its derivatives and trademark enforcements
- News: Ubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope", Ubuntu for Eee PC, openSUSE and KDE,
- Fedora updates, Red Hat security controversy
- Released last week: Linux Mint 5 "Xfce", CentOS 4.7, OpenGEU 8.04.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6
- New additions: Linguas OS
- New distributions: Igelle OS
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: CHOICE is good. Choice is healthy. But too much choice can be overwhelming. Frugalware's latest distribution, codenamed 'Solaria' is like a Linux sweetshop and, like that small boy who does not know what to spend his pennies on, it left me feeling overwhelmed.
ostatic.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the man at the helm of Canonical and Ubuntu, went into greater detail last week about his thoughts on making future Ubuntu releases more user-focused. In the past, Shuttleworth has made no pretense that he feels Apple has, historically, offered a superior user experience.
tectonic.co.za: With competition in the netbook sector increasing rapidly, Foresight Linux has released a mobile edition of its distribution built for the new generation of ultra portables.
computerworlduk.com/community/blogs: I've been musing on the question of speed and the end of a relationship. Since this is IT we are talking about, let's ask a simple question but on that is difficult to answer: "How do you get folk who are perfectly happy with Windows XP to change to something else?"
phoronix.com: Late last month we published our preview of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and we shared our plans for a number of benchmarks using this netbook with Intel's Atom processor. Following our Linux desktop encryption benchmarks of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and Intel Atom N270 CPU we have a performance comparison of Xandros, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva on this low-cost netbook PC.
- gnuProload : Or how I stopped asking for the sources and wrote my own software.
- No Apple Emulation in Linux
- Linux Scalability in a NUMA World
- The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 4 - MP3 - Fixed
- Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #108
- Tilda — transparent terminal on your desktop
- Launchy : Application Launcher for Linux
- Gufw - Simple GUI for ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall)
- UT3 Linux Release To Include Editor
- How Dropbox ended my search for seamless sync on Linux
- Password Management with KeePassX
- Mesa 7.2 Release Candidate 1
- Easy command line solution to the docx problem in Linux
- Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part1
- How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (NES Edition)
- Reworking Shell Scripts - Part 2
- Linux Mass Rename Recursively using a Bash Script
- Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop
- HOWTO: decoupling the dashboard from the KDE 4.1.x desktop
- Mount Samba share using fstab
- Fix for E: Cannot find filename or size tag error in AptOnCD
- Remotely Control your Torrents in Linux
- Adding a signing key to RPM
- SELinux on Ubuntu (part 1)
- How to know what version of linux is installed on the machine
- Monitor you computer’s network connection in Linux
- Configuring sudo for Fedora 9
- Condensing Perl Scripts In Linux and Unix
tmenguy.free.fr: The Linux community has come up with a bunch of new technologies to bring the UI eye candy on Linux to the next level. But as it may happen way too often in the Linux desktop community the emphasis is on the technical aspects , not at all on the ease of use and usability improvements.
blog.bytemark.co: My own groundhog day is a debate with customers about what constitutes "typical" Linux security precautions. If you’re a Linux administrator of any experience, you might find some of the following statements rather familiar:
- Linux flavors you might not have heard of
- How to know you’re dating a free software guy?
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As a real Debian unstable addict, for a long time, I wanted to have real time notifications when upstream repository updates. So I can immediately check what's new and, time permitted, do the upgrade right away. Fortunately, I had some spare time few weeks ago that I invested in developing a neat script that you can find attached.
linux-gamers.net: Some updates have been done to the live.linuX-gamers.net project: Mastering environment for base of version 0.9.4 is available, Game packages for version 0.9.4 are available, and a Bunch of minor changes.
lucumr.pocoo.org: When github appeared on the internets for the first time, there was a short period of time when I saw the admins of that site jump into many IRC channels of projects that were using git already to switch to github for hosting. Personally for me that was alarming because after a while it appered that git without the hub was no accepted option any more for open source projects.
huffingtonpost.com: Like nearly everyone else these days, I use computers to write, read email, browse the web, store music and photos, and generally organize my life. Unlike most people, I'm using a free operating system, rather than Microsoft's Windows/Vista, or Apple's Mac OS. Specifically, I'm using Ubuntu.
towardsmecca.com: Back in March, I wrote about my first experience with Ubuntu. Although it was a very pleasant one, I kept my Vista installed and couldn’t convince my wife to switch over. I would sometimes boot into Vista myself to use Photoshop. That was the last string holding me back.
Also: Switching: Moving from openSUSE to Ubuntu
sjvn: This is more than a little cool. Those of us who don't like paying the Microsoft Office suite tax have been waiting for the next version of OpenOffice for some time now and it's almost ready to go.