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lazytechguy.com: Now this is beyond doubt that Ubuntu is the most searched Linux distribution. Most websites/forums claim that Ubuntu is the most popular one. Okey, agreed that Ubuntu is the most popular; what about the rest ?
Glyn Moody: As I noted the other day, ultraportables are not only hot, but they've changed the dynamics of the entire desktop sector. With the imminent arrival of the Dell effort in this sector, we've clearly reached a significant milestone, but that doesn't mean that things are going to get boring. Here's what marks the start of phase 2:
linux-wizard.net: Marcello Anni announced on Cooker ML the release of the MIB Live Games 2008.1. MIB ( Mandriva Italian Backports ) is a derived distribution of Mandriva Linux done by the Italian Mandriva community.
heise-online.co.uk: The kernel developers have been busy in the last few days with several new Linux versions being released. Kernel versions 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 in the stable series have numerous fixes and minor improvements and some drivers.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Interviews: Kris Moore, PC-BSD lead developer
- News: Fedora and Red Hat servers compromised - CentOS unaffected, Novell extends "interoperability" deal; openSUSE ads SELinux support, gNewSense celebrates second birthday, user-visible changes in NetBSD 5.0
- Released last week: antiX MEPIS 7.5, gNewSense 2.1
- Upcoming releases: Tentative release dates for FreeBSD 6.4, 7.1
- Site news: Translation to Urdu, status reclassification
- New additions: openmamba GNU/Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
inux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: While everyone is talking about the fact that Jerry Sienfled has signed up to pitch Microsoft Vista it is worth noting another ad campaign that Microsoft launched last week entitled the “Mojave Experiment.”
superphysics.awardspace: I had said earlier that I was really going to put this one to the blade. Why? Because openSUSE 10.3 happens to be my favourite distro so far, and I was under the hope that this would be a good if not better. And I would test this with KDE 4, because that is the only real reason I would shift to 11.0 from 10.3.
linux.com: The bookmark tagging feature introduced in Firefox 3 is not particularly difficult in use: when bookmarking a Web page, enter the tags you like into the Tags field of the bookmarking dialog window and you are pretty much done. Tagging provides a more flexible way of keeping track of bookmarks than traditional folders.
- Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 release - live - Day 2
- Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron - Second Chance, Wireless Works and was Easy
- 3 Things in Linux you should NOT Install
- Unix and Linux Online Language Translation Script
- Open Source Software and Patents: An Uneasy Journey of Discovery and Understanding
- Linux Outlaws 52 - Not Sponsored by Dell
- Reworking Shell Scripts
- Easy File Sharing
- HOWTO: Easy music sharing (or anything else you want)
- Enable sendmail mailstats
- Manage a Linux RAID 10 Storage Server
- How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu
- 20 sureshot steps to install Ubuntu from USB
- Using the Bcfg2 SSHbase plugin
randombloggings.wordpress: When I purchased a laptop a little over a year ago I wanted nothing to do with Vista. As a result I was determined to create a dual-boot setup with Windows XP (so I could play some games) and Ubuntu (so I could actually have a working system).
networkworld.com: Although open source software has gained a place in enterprise networks alongside proprietary software, it can't seem to shake doubts about security and intellectual-property issues that have long dogged the movement.
debaday.debian.net: EasyTag is a graphical utility to edit the descriptive ID3 tags for your music files. One will think primarily of MP3 files, but it also does other formats, such as Ogg, FLAC, MP4/AAC, MusePack, Monkey’s Audio files and WavPack files (APE tag).
stuff.co.nz: The Green Party has called for an overhaul of patent laws that would prevent software being patented. The party's policy on information technology was released by MP Metiria Turei.
linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: Walking around Linuxworld this year it was interesting to see the number of Apple notebooks in the halls and various sessions. It wasn’t necessarily that there were more Apple notebooks than Linux machines, but it was a good number and begs the question: why do open source people seem to cut Apple some slack when it comes to their very closed proprietary platform?
bloggista.com: Got to be honest, the first time I heard about Ubuntu was sometime April of this year over at Archon-Digital’s blog when he made an article of his switch to Ubuntu. Even after reading his post, I still didn’t get the idea of what exactly Ubuntu is all about.
practical-tech.com: The Kindle, Amazon’s Linux-powered electronic paper book will have at least one new version out for the 2008 holiday season. The second generation Kindle is expected to have both an improved user-interface and a larger screen.
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #105 for the week of August 17th - August 23rd, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Major update of Ubuntu Brainstorm: Call for testing, Ubuntu New Jersey 2008 BBQ/LAN party, and Happy Birthday Linux.
joeb454.co.uk: I know it’s only Alpha 4, but I decided to install it on my laptop last night because I can, and I had nothing else to do. So far so good, it’s got to be said! There’s a few issues I’ve noticed though, these are: