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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Report: Computex 2008 - Linux ultra-portables galore
- News: Debian "Lenny" freeze, Mandriva Cooker news, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, FreeBSD EoL notice, openSUSE package repositories, CentOS search resources, Gentoo release delays, interview with Red Hat CEO
- Released last week: Damn Small Linux 4.4, Linux Mint 5, Zenwalk Linux 5.2
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1
- Site news: Annual package database update
- New distributions: PING, ZevenOS
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Several governments and councils reported multi-year migration plans to GNU/Linux. Free software activists praised each one of them in their blogs and commentaries. However, a few months or years on, some of those plans crumbled. Vienna is one of them. A question here begs to be answered: why did it happen?
linux.com: Need a multilingual dictionary tool that allows you to quickly translate words and expressions without leaving the convenience of OpenOffice.org? Drop in the EuroOffice.org Dictionary (EOD) extension.
- Filesystem & file organization in Linux
- Accessing Remember the Milk from your Ubuntu Desktop
- Finding The Number Of Open File Descriptors Per Process On Linux And Unix
reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: All the usual review issues - the installer, the artwork, the applications, the hardware detection, yada, yada, yada – are all fine and dandy in Zenwalk 5.2. Really, they are – there's not a bad thing to be said about any of it. So, what am I going to write about? Netpkg.
celettu.wordpress: Music players in Linux are a dime a dozen. Even if you don’t count the media players like VLC and mplayer, there are still enough that will manage and play your music collection. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all at this point…and I still haven’t found one I’m perfectly satisfied with.
markshuttleworth.com: The Canonical OEM team has been approached by a number of OEM’s who want to sell netbooks (small, low-cost laptops with an emphasis on the web) based on Ubuntu. Almost universally, they’ve asked for standard Ubuntu packages and updates, with an app launcher that’s more suited to new users and has the feeling of a “device” more than a PC.
itpro.co.uk: Had most people in IT even heard of Asus' Eee PC a year ago? Probably not. Yet its impact has been nothing short of remarkable...
networkworld.com: Independent tests show that Red Hat Linux pulls as much as 12% less power than Windows 2008 on identical hardware
itwire.com: Ubuntu is on the verge of enhancing its already good name as the most end-user friendly Linux distribution by coming out with its own mobile-optimised release, Ubuntu Netbook Remix. We're on the tip of a revolution and here's why.
efytimes.com: Michael Chen, director, Red Hat was recently on a visit to India. In an interview with Swapnil Bhartiya, assistant editor, EFYtimes.com, Chen elucidated upon various issues ranging from the awareness about Linux and open source to India's strengths and the challenges the country is facing in the open source world. Here are some excerpts from the lively exchange.
blogs.ittoolbox.com: In the previous episode of Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 2. I went through various methods on collecting the hardware data necessary for configuring your kernel. Now comes the head scratching, brow furrowing and hair pulling time of deciding which options to choose. Now while I cannot go through every single choice in detail. I intend to highlight the important ones that can make or break your kernel.
My daughter is getting married this Summer, and she purchased some weird Avery return address labels for invitees to RSVP whether they plan to attend. The labels have an Avery number of 18195. I have no MS-Windows workstations at home, and I couldn't find an Openoffice.org Writer template for this particular label stock. What to do?
- How Ultra-portable Laptops will help Linux
- Linux Training
- Gates Says Linux Best OS Ever
- Mark Shuttleworth buys MicroSoft codecs for Ubuntu
- The best Ubuntu-Look I cud find - Ubuntu Studio Look
- So much for "community" in the Linux community
- There is only one Linux!!!
- Cracking ubuntu 8.04 to work with nVidia 8200 chipset motherboard
- HowTo recompile Debian packages
- Creating a bootable USB from an iso
- Share files between 2 ubuntu computers
- KVM and Virt-Manager On Ubuntu 8.04
- Vim Tip: Save file with root permissions
news.oreilly.com: Last month I wrote in my Entropy (personal) blog about the failures of two of my computer systems. I ended up wiping the hard drive. I chose to install two Linux distributions in a dual boot configuration and decided to take a good long look at the oldest surviving Linux distribution and one of the first ones I worked with: Slackware. A new release, 12.1, came out early in May so this seemed like the perfect time to take a look at the venerable distro.
techiemoe.com: Absolute Linux, according to its website, is an attempt to take Slackware and make it more convenient with a few well-placed scripts. This sort of thing is right up my alley, as my biggest complaint with Slackware has always been the manual nature of it.
linux-wizard.net: Ok, here are some quick news from Cooker :
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 94 for the weeks June 1st - June 7th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, New Members, Newly Approved LoCos, Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex, Kubuntu Specs in Full, Ubuntu at OSCON, Ubuntu Server receives positive reviews, Mobile devices driving Ubuntu-Shuttleworth, Ubuntu UK podcast #7, Acer bets big on Linux, and much, much more!
tsunam.org: I’ll give a prime example. Wanted to watch a netflix movie tonight, so of course its a windows IE only application. I boot into windows, and its the second time so I decide to do some windows updates as I’m sure there’s updates that need to be applied to make use of the movie player. I do 11 patches.