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ostatic.com/blog: Within a few months of beginning with Linux, it became obvious that I was one of those who have severe difficulties settling on a distribution. This weekend, I finally got a chance to take Arch for a spin.
glyph.twistedmatrix: I've been trying to get a USB headset to work gracefully with a variety of applications on Linux for quite some time. Recently I had a bit more time to investigate why this is so difficult, and to learn a few things about ALSA. Inspired by Mr. Sterling, I feel compelled to share the results of this ... experimentation.
seekingalpha.com: With the current recessionary environment, perhaps it’s not such a bad time to take a look at investing in penguins and fedoras. While it’s been asked before how a company can profit off of something that is free and open, Red Hat has done a fairly good job of it over the years.
heise-online.co.uk: In Part 2 of the Kernel Log's coverage of the major changes happening in the main development branch for the Linux kernel 2.6.29 release, we look at a major new addition to Linux's networking capability, WiMAX support.
linuxformat.co.uk: A few months ago we looked at OpenSolaris, Sun's effort to get the community involved in its Unix flavour. Now we explore some of the spin-off projects that have popped up, including MilaX, Belenix and Nexenta...
zdnetasia.com: OpenOffice.org is still not past its expiry date, but more needs to be done to drive community participation and ensure the open source software remains relevant, say industry watchers.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Interview: Paul Sherman, Absolute Linux
- News: Debian releases new "Lenny" live images, openSUSE announces KDE 3.5 live CDs, Fedora votes on code name for version 11, Sun Microsystems and FreeBSD cooperate on kernel features, PC/OS and Gentoo interviews
- Released last week: SystemRescueCd 1.1.4, MythDora 10.21
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Beta 1
- New additions: MOPSLinux, Runtu
- New distribution: 4Biblen, Easy Peasy, Incognito, LinuxEllSchool, Paranoid Linux, pure:dyne, Toutou Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
jdeeth.blogspot: The government of Vietnam announced last week that it will be converting all its government computers to open source software by the end of 2010, with conversion to begin almost immediately. So apparently open source software really is communism.
heise-online.co.uk: Scarcely two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.28, Linus Torvalds has integrated comprehensive changes for kernel version 2.6.29 into the main development branch. As of Friday morning, he had added a whopping 7550 patches.
- Btrfs and Squashfs merged into Linux kernel
- It's 2009 and SCO are maintaining the Linux rage - what the?
- Linux Outlaws 71 - Evil@Home
- 20 awesome free OS downloads that aren't Windows 7
- Mozilla Craziness
- European SME representation was against OOXML
- How to change DMA settings on Ubuntu
- ASUS Eeeeeeeee PC: Innovative NetBook
- Five reasons to seriously consider buying a netbook
- I’m not compatible with Linux
- Stopping Pythons from eating your Rams
- Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu using VirtualBox
- How secure is open source disk-encryption?
- Start gnome screensaver from the command-line
blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft makes for an unlikely David, and Linux an even unlikelier Goliath — but here we are. A few years ago, Linux was positioned as the “Windows killer.” Now Windows 7 is being positioned as the Linux killer.
dot.kde.org: The Amarok team is pleased to announce the release of Magellan, Amarok 220.127.116.11. It includes some of the features users have been waiting for, bugfixes as well as a security fix.
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #124 for the week of January 4th- January 10th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Next Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, Ubuntu Developer Weekend returns, Debian Import Freeze, And much, much more.
Streaming media around the home, is something which is becoming a more commercial viability, if you look at the amount of hardware available for the Task, the Big Boys, Buffalo, Dlink, LinkSys, Freecom and NetGear all have Network Media extenders which attach to your network, and TV, and allow you to stream music and video off a NAS Server or computer to your TV.
workswithu.com: The New York Times ran a story today about Ubuntu and its prospects for beating Microsoft. Focusing on Mark Shuttleworth, the Times reporter concludes that the idea of Linux on every desktop remains a bit “quixotic,” and suggests that Ubuntu has only come so far thanks to Shuttleworth’s wealth. I don’t think that’s true.
reuters.com: Netbooks were everywhere and on everyone's lips at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, expanding as a category of small laptop PCs that are rewriting the rules for the struggling computer industry.
linuxcanuck.wordpress: It is Debian GNU/Linux, but it is Linux Mint and just plain old Ubuntu. But Canonical says Ubuntu is a Linux-based distro, not a GNU/Linux based distro. It is also PCLinuxOS and not PCGNU/LinuxOS. Redhat calls it Redhat Linux and the list goes on. So what is it GNU/Linux or Linux?
phoronix.com: With the EXT4 file-system having been stabilized with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, the Ubuntu developers are preparing to adopt this evolutionary Linux file-system update. EXT4 will not replace EXT3 as the default file-system until at least Ubuntu 9.10, but as of yesterday, Ubuntu 9.04 now has install-time support for EXT4.
daenim.com: Ever wanted a linux dock that did parabolic zoom (the fisheye effect that mac’s have)? Ever wanted a dock that did was more stable then rm? Ever wanted a dock that actually made sense? Ever want a dock that actually knew what to populate it with?
debaday.debian.net: During my work with computers, I like to check the usage of system resources in my network. Sometimes a running process takes up too much CPU load, or the disk I/O goes too high. Since I have found out about dstat, I can cleanly check out all the system resources used by my computers.