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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: UNLIKE the Scottish weather, I’ve warmed a lot toward Mandriva in recent months. The thaw in relations began when I reviewed Mandriva’s excellent 2008 Flash distribution (read it here) and has continued with their just-released desktop offering, Mandriva 2008 Spring.
look2linux.com: Why do people convert to Linux and why do people contradict their choice, I will investigate this in this post and bring to your attention 15 points. 10 for and 5 against converting to Linux.
fosswire.com: KDE-Look.org is the premier site for styles, themes and other goodies for your KDE desktop. One of the goodies offered there is wallpapers. You can download them from the website, but for KDE users there is a better way…
linuxplanet.com: Xfce isn't for everyone, but for servers or minimal desktop systems, it's just what the doctor ordered. Rather lightweight in Window Manager terms, -Xfce arrives with a full complement of applications from Abiword, gnumeric, and pidgin to CD/DVD burning software (Brasero), Thunar File Manager, and a host of administrative applications. For this article, I am reviewing the Xfce Fedora Spin based on Fedora 8 and Xfce4.
Matt Asay: Argentina's congress is actively considering a bill that would require all government offices to use open-source software. It's partly a cost-saving move, and partly a way to bring the Argentine government into compliance with its software licensing:
blogs.techrepublic.com: Yesterday I downloaded and fired up the Flock 1.1 release. What is Flock? Flock is a Firefox-based browser aimed toward the social-networking butterfly in all of us. But it’s much more than that. How much more? Let’s find out.
informationweek.com: Mandriva last week released the latest version of its distribution of the open source Linux operating system -- and it's hoping some new features will catch the eye of mainstream computer users weaned on Microsoft Windows. The 2008 Spring distribution includes Elisa multimedia center with drag-and-drop tools for storing and managing digital content such as photos, music, and videos.
raiden.net: Alien Arena is an open source First Person Shooter (FPS) that takes the fun extraterrestrial theme of games like Area 51 and combines it with the hard hitting deathmatch action of great shooters such as Quake and Unreal Tournament. Let's have a look.
techiemoe.com: Linux XP is a strange beast. From what I gather it tries very hard to emulate the look and feel of Microsoft Windows in order to make the transition to Linux easier to the Microsoft-familiar. If someone wants to learn Linux, great, but they should learn proper Linux, not this bastardized Frankenstein monster.
earthweb.com: After three weeks of using KDE 4 on my laptop, I continue to find new features and changes. Increasingly, I'm looking at KDE 4 as a statement about what a desktop should be, and contrasting it with my own ideas on the subject.
ostatic.com: Jack Wallen wrote a great article over at Tech Republic outlining 10 things you need to consider when choosing a Linux distribution. He makes some great points, and there's a couple more I'd throw in as well.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Commentary: Testing, one two three...
- News: DPL election results, CentOS vs Ubuntu, gOS Space, Eee PC SDK, Darkstar's Disk Manager, interviews with Jeremy Katz and Bill Reynolds
- Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2008.1, sidux 2008-01
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1, Ubuntu 8.04 RC
- New distributions: AltimatOS, IntuxOS
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
cbronline.com: Fluendo, a Spanish provider of codec products, in partnership with open source technology provider Mandriva, has introduced Codeina, a codec manager, which has been integrated with the new Mandriva Linux Spring 2008 release.
theregister.co.uk: It is time to wake up and smell the elephant in the room. Vista is struggling. Of course there is an alternative, but the Wii does not yet quite hack it. So, for the time being, I'm afraid we are all back on re-evaluation-of-Linux duty. Never mind. I've already done the spadework. Let me lead you through a few simple steps to a full-on Open Source experience.
Christopher Dawson (zdnet): My oldest son is a fairly typical 15 year-old end user. He’s on the computer all the time, has a decent idea how to get things done, and is largely not interested in the inner workings of hardware or operating system. He, like most other users, just wants the computer to work.
scottnesbitt.net: Until recently, there were only a few places from which you could buy a Linux-powered laptop. While you can’t get one at your local electronics or computer store, there are more options available.
linux.com: If you like to customize your applications' appearance, then Firefox themes probably haven't impressed you. Although there are hundreds of themes available, typically all they allow users to do is change the icons and background color of your browser -- not too exciting. Personas for Firefox offers a new way to customize the browser.
Also: * Updated Web Browsers: Which One Works Best?
* Better copy/paste in Firefox
* Firefox Introduces New Rickroll Protection
anojrs.blogspot: Life without a hard disk is tough.. but fun in many ways.. Here is what you could do, to keep working on your computer:
farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: In my opinion, the original gOS was a great Linux distribution for the average computer user - someone who used it to write up a few documents, send a few emails, and surf the Internet a bit. But now, gOS Space is here, and it's a radical departure from the original. So, once again I downloaded a copy and gave it a try.
ubuntu1501.com: Hardy Heron is the Ubuntu release that Dell Inspiron 1501 owners have been waiting for. If you were hesitant about trying Ubuntu on your 1501, rest assured, it takes minimal skill and computer knowledge to setup.