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debian.org: Welcome to this year's 16th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Etch-and-a-half installation images updated, GNU Affero General Public License suitable for Debian main, and Security Teams Meeting in Essen.
oneclicklinux.com: November 30th was a milestone birthday for me! I hit the big Five-OH! Fifty! This 50th birthday made me realize that you're never too old to learn something new.
arstechnica.com: Mozilla has announced the official release of Bugzilla 3.2, a significant new version that adds a large number of major improvements.
zdnet.com: Plenty of folks took my challenge to sort out just what it would take to switch from Windows to desktop Linux. Here are the highlights from the talkbacks, though, with some important considerations.
ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: Not for the first time, I found myself the other night explaining on IRC how the window manager and window decorator parts fit together. There seems to be a misconception that Compiz requires Emerald. That is far from true. There also seems to be confusion regarding what different kinds of themes do. So let's start at the basics.
maketecheasier.com: Gnome, KDE and XFCE users will have no problem changing the wallpaper on their desktop. However, if you are using a lightweight desktop manager such Openbox or Fluxbox, you will find that there is no way that you can set the wallpaper for your desktop. In this case, Nitrogen will come in handy.
tieguy.org/blog: Following Greg’s recent posts on Sugar, I’m playing with running it a bit; might even try to use it as my dominant platform for a while. Some thoughts, all written from within Sugar:
brajeshwar.com: At FOSS, the focus is more on the protection of information than the methodology used to implement it. Several codes are made and rectified in the public and it thus increases the knowledge of all the users worldwide.
temporaryland.wordpress: My experience with Fedora has not been bad at all. I think a big reason for that is that my laptop has practically no need for proprietary drivers. In fact, every piece of hardware, including sound, works out of the box. So, that leaves me free to compare distros by their features and ease of use.
techiemoe.com: Everything present in this version can and has been done better in Ubuntu. If you haven't dipped your toes into the Debian side of the pond, this is as good a time as any.
itwire.com: The global economic crisis is taking its toll on many technology companies and Mandriva has now taken a hit. Last week, the company announced that it would be terminating the services of all its external contractors, that is those who work from remote locations.
manilastandardtoday.com: ONE of the cool things about Firefox is that you can customize the browser with third-party add-ons to make it work better for you.
- Three Reasons Why All Linux Users Should Support Ubuntu
- Smolt and openSUSE
- Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Steams Ahead
- The waning of pure play open source
- Five Best CD and DVD Burning Tools
- 2 Mindanao open source orgs receive honors
- What to Expect From Linux as a New User
- Open source - it's all about the value add
- The Lawsuit Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings
- Sexism in the IT industry
- Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?
- Another vulnerability in VLC media player
- NHL using Drupal
- Camp KDE 2009 Presentations Announced
- AGPL Declared DFSG-Free
- Unlock the Web with Open Source
- Sherwin-Williams Standardizes Its Retail Stores on SUSE Linux Enterprise
- Is this OpenOffice.org's Firegull Moment?
- Unix and Linux Troubleshooting E-Book
- X Generic Event (XGE) Protocol Specification
- Opera 10, another great update, another cheesy name
- Asustek Promises OLPC XO Competitor in Q1 2009
- On Holidays, Hot Air and the 7 Horrors of Linux
- Easy IPv6 connections with miredo
- Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE
- Configuring sudo and adding users to Wheel group
- Beginning the boot loading process in Ubuntu
- Adding Synaptic in Linux Mint KDE
- Keeping tabs on your network traffic
- OOo: Using the "Format > Default Formatting" feature in presentations
- Qemu - running fullscreen
- How to send email from the Linux command line
- Ubuntu tip: backing up installed packages
blogs.nytimes: Keith Curtis has just written a book about the future of software. That in itself isn’t unique. More unusual is that Mr. Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, believes deeply that open source is the future of software.
- A perfect Ubuntu upgrade
- Why Ubuntu Now Beats Vista
- Back in the Ubuntu saddle again!
- eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10
- Ubuntu Command Line Quickstart
The November issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Kernel team, Incognito, Gentoo-wiki returns, and more!
blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve shied away from Linux because of the hassle of working with removable media, you may want to take another look. Thanks to automation — and with the help of these tips — you may find that removable media is downright user friendly.
tuxgeek.me: In today’s article we review a fresh version of Dreamlinux, a linux distribution that promises to be good-looking, lightweight yet fully featured, with useful extras available out of the box - making it an attractive package for new users.
bitburners.com: For the last year we have had the habit of summarizing the latest release cycle of Linux distributions, and let the fall of 2008 be no different. This time around the decision was easier than ever and I must say that there isn’t even serious competition to which distro shall the award go to.