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|Story||16 FOSSisms all educators should know||Rianne Schestowitz||11/06/2014 - 6:29am|
|Story||14 Apps To Boost Ubuntu||Rianne Schestowitz||11/06/2014 - 6:22am|
|Story||KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 3 Released||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 11:23pm|
|Story||Chrome OS Features to Look for in Current Chromebook Crop||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 11:09pm|
|Story||Linux 3.15 Speeds Up Suspend/Resume Performance||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 11:04pm|
|Story||MIPS For Linux 3.16 Gets Big Changes||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 10:47pm|
|Story||Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 10:42pm|
|Story||How does the cloud affect the everyday linux user?||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 10:35pm|
|Story||Here's What's Missing from the 'Technology Manifesto'||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 10:08pm|
|Story||Trevilla Theme Is One of the Best Flat Themes for Ubuntu and Linux Mint||Rianne Schestowitz||10/06/2014 - 10:04pm|
workswithu.com: While speaking recently with one of my bosses, I was told I will receive a new business laptop in 2009. Now, for the problem: It will be running Windows Vista or Windows XP. Hooray for new gear. Boo for Luddite attitudes.
nuxified.org: Being a GNU/Linux user is a peculiar thing in that you stand a great chance of being pulled into such hard to define brackets such as "Linux community", "Free Software community" or "Open Source community".
itwire.com: At least two Debian women developers are reconsidering their participation in the GNU/Linux project following the posting of what they deem to be a sexist message to one of the mailing lists meant for developers.
zdnet.co.uk/blog: A comment from Tezzer to my recent blog post about Two New Linux Beta Distributions got me thinking. Tezzer mentions using Debian, but looking at PCLinuxOS and others for systems that have "issues" with some Linux distributions.
arstechnica.com: openSUSE 11.1, the next major version of the company's community-driven Linux distribution, is scheduled for release on December 17. The new version will include updated software and some important new features that enhance the quality of the distribution.
linuxjournal.com: Presentation software isn't complicated compared to a word processor or spreadsheet. It doesn't need to be. Maybe that's why OpenOffice.org's Impress offers a variety of views of your work.
jonobacon.org: I decided recently to give a new mail client a whirl. Evolution, while an excellent client, appears to be a bit clunky with IMAP. I specifically have all of my mail go through GMail, and I access with IMAP. Evolution seems to be a bit slow when doing this.
heise-online.co.uk: As the development of Linux kernel 2.6.28 is approaching completion, this kernel log will mention a few changes that haven't made it into the "What's coming in 2.6.28" series so far.
phoronix.com: This year has been another interesting year for AMD's Linux efforts on both the open and closed fronts. We are focusing on their Catalyst driver efforts in this article.
computerworld.com: For the first time since Bill Gates strong-armed PC vendors into installing Windows, the operating system has dropped below a 90% market share. That doesn't sound too bad, does it? Well, maybe you felt the same way back in the early '90s when Toyota and Honda started really ripping into General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
olpcnews.com: Heads up to European Give 1 Get 1 donors! Amazon.co.uk may be canceling your G1G1 Global purchase because OLPC is talking too long to ship your XO laptop.
locutus.us: The Linux kernel in all of its entirety is a massive beast. If you wish to compile it as a monolithic kernel of course. Fortunately the kernel can be compiled in a modular fashion. So why do most distributions update the whole kernel when support for new devices come along?
eweek.com: Microsoft has appointed a new point man to put a face on its interaction with the open source community. That man, Robert Duffner, takes on a big task as senior director of Platform and Open Source Software strategy at Microsoft. His IBM and BEA roots will help him place his mark on the Microsoft strategy, but the core message remains the same.
oneandoneis2.org: You probably know the one: You wish to get from point A to point B. Before you can reach B, you have to get halfway there. Before you can get halfway, you have to get a quarter of the way. Before you can get a quarter of the way, you have to get an eighth. And so on and so forth, ad infinitum.
jdeeth.blogspot: Last year, when my youngest son was 5 ½, he was keeping me company in my home office and found my Linux box. On his own Ethan figured out that the Ubuntu logo was kind of like a Windows start button, navigated through the menu, found the games, and started playing an open source Minesweeper clone.
raiden.net: I've been seeing an increasing attitude rising in the Linux and Open Source community lately that I think needs to be addressed. People are switching to Linux, and doing so in droves. But something else is happening because of that: Linux and FOSS are changing.
computerworlduk.com: Google has made Chrome the default browser in the English version of Google Pack, the search company's application bundle, replacing Firefox.
heise-online.co.uk: A report from LWN.net suggests that there may be a patent problem with KSM, a memory management technology that is a candidate for inclusion in a future version of Linux.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- HowTo: Getting a lean system with a custom Ubuntu install
- News: openSUSE prepares 11.1, Debian "Lenny" installer in deep freeze, Fedora FAQ updates, Glasgow University switches to Slackware, interviews with MEPIS and OpenSolaris developers, The Economist recommends Linux
- Released last week: Slackware Linux 12.2, PC-BSD 7.0.2, Slax 6.0.9
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1, Linux Mint 6
- New additions: Jibbed
- New distribution: Jaris, Tiny Core Linux, Ubuntu Privacy Remix
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
it.toolbox.com/blogs: I have become concerned about some thoughts that people have started expressing. The latest was some guy at a French sounding blog who wrote a hissy fit trying to validate his reasons for leaving Linux. It did start me thinking. Where is Linux headed? What is the ultimate goal of Linux?