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|Story||Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Development at LinuxCon||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 9:08pm|
|Story||Open source to bridge the global digital divide||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 9:06pm|
|Story||Slackware 14.1 on Its Way||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 9:05pm|
|Story||Intel: The year of the Linux desktop is here||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 9:04pm|
|Story||IBM's Linux Investment: A Look at Years of Commitment||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 9:03pm|
|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 4:27pm|
|Story||GNOME Shell 3.10 RC Getting Ready for Full Wayland Support||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 6:52am|
|Story||Mozilla Updates Firefox 24 With 17 Security Advisories||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 6:47am|
|Story||Powerful New Ubuntu PC Unveiled By System76||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 6:45am|
|Story||How Linux defenders attack bad software patents before they’re approved||srlinuxx||18/09/2013 - 6:44am|
ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Foresight Linux was supplied on the most recent Linux Format Magazine disc. I gave it 1 GB of RAM and started her off. I read on the website that Foresight is meant to be easy for the end user and is also supposed to showcase the latest Gnome programs.
datalude.com/blog: I was looking through my pile of install CDs, and I came across PCLinuxOS 2008, which I’d downloaded a few weeks previously, and I’d been meaning to try out. “So why not try it out on this laptop?” said the evil part of my brain — the same part which forces me to spend time on Facebook instead of working.
insidebayarea.com: A national news show will air an hour program chronicling the murder case and trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser CBS's 48 Hours Mystery is set to air "Betrayal," Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on local channel CBS 5.
Over the last few years there has been a lot of fanfare around open source companies and their liquidation events. Most of the news has been around Sun’s billion dollar acquisition of MySQL or the Citrix acquisition of Xen and even Yahoo’s acquisition of Zimbra. Recently, SourceFire has been in the news a bit lately as Barracuda Networks has made a bid for their open source competitor.
pcworld.com: The recent releases of Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9--two top Linux distributions--mark another step forward in the evolution of the Linux desktop. I've been running both of them to see which offers the better blend of usability and advanced features.
computerworld.com.au: Venezuela has joined the list of countries that have lodged appeals against the adoption of an international standard based on Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) file format.
computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser is on pace to hit the 20% market-share mark next month, a Web metrics company said today. Firefox boosted its share by 0.6% in May, accounting for 18.4% of the browsers used during the month.
Also: Firefox, Safari, & Opera Hit Record-High Market Share
blogs.zdnet.com: $269. That’s the base price of the upcoming Asus Eee Box, a shiny slice of plastic pound cake set to launch in mid-July in the U.S. and a bit later for French-speaking Canada (oui, c’est vrai.)
blog.wired.com: If you've always wanted to build a computer from the ground up but never really had the time to find the necessary parts online, a coupon-centered blog called Coupon Codes Mall has done all the work for you. We think their choices lead to a pretty solid build, and all the coupon/sale links are current.
computerworlduk.com: When I read that Asus was to embed DeviceVM's GNU/Linux-based Splashtop Linux on millions of mainstream motherboards, I wasn't particularly impressed. But in the light of this further news, maybe I was wrong.
raiden.net: My initial impression of the EeePC 900 was that it was surprisingly small. Actually smaller than I had expected. I figured it would be little, but not quite as much as it was. That's not to say that's bad either, because the EeePC 900 is a UMPC, so small is important.
zdnet.co.uk: OpenSuse 11.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) appeared on Thursday, the same day Novell revealed strong growth in its Linux business, strengthening its position against Linux market leader Red Hat.
cnet.com: Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Novell, took an unwarranted swipe at Red Hat for failing to show up to the Linux desktop market, but by Red Hat's own admission, it's not really interested in the traditional desktop market. It's a bit like being prom queen when you're home schooled.
practical-tech.com: A) Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, C) Fedora, D) openSUSE or E) None of the above?
The answer is: E) None of the above.
kerneltrap.org: In April, 2.4 kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau queried the Linux kernel mailing list regarding how the 2.4 kernel is still being used. He followed up summarizing the responses, suggesting that about 5% of 2.4 users run the kernel on old recycled laptops at home or on PDA's and thin clients, running whatever works with no real need to upgrade.
australianit.news.com: As chief operating officer, Whitehurst was widely tipped to succeed the outgoing Delta chief executive but despite turning around the corporate basket case his day in the sun never came.
blogs.techrepublic.com: The release of KDE 4 has long since come and gone. Much ballyhoo has been made over the release. Many are praising it. Many are condemning it. Me? I fall in the latter category. Why? Let me explain.
theinquirer.net: ACCORDING TO Mozilla's bugzilla site that hosts bug reports, the Sea Monkey web browser and e-mail client, formerly known as the Mozilla Suite, only has four bugs left to fix... honest.
Also: Flock adds support for Digg, Pownce and AOL Webmail
lockergnome.com: So you want to get with the “cool” crowd, drop Uncle Bill’s operating system, and switch to the very free and completely open source alternative Ubuntu Linux. Here’s five reasons why you should think very carefully before even attempting that installation:
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: openSUSE package management with Zypper
- News: FreeBSD moves to Subversion, Novell reports growing Linux business, Ubuntu plans universal connectivity, Fedora outlines KDE plans, BLAG and Granular interviews
- Released last week: DeLi Linux 0.8.0, Foresight Linux 2.0.2, Myah OS3.0
- Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008
- Donations: FileZilla receives US$400
- New distributions: BSDanywhere
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....