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|Story||Ubuntu File Sharing||matthartley||08/04/2013 - 9:47pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 502||srlinuxx||08/04/2013 - 8:25pm|
|Story||Mozilla pulls tracking trigger for Firefox 22||srlinuxx||08/04/2013 - 8:20pm|
|Story||Linux fatware? These distros need to slim down||srlinuxx||08/04/2013 - 8:14pm|
|Story||Getting the masses on-side: openSUSE's community manager speaks||srlinuxx||08/04/2013 - 8:09pm|
|Story||some odds & ends:||srlinuxx||07/04/2013 - 6:52pm|
|Story||OpenMandriva Delayed, Mageia Releases Beta||srlinuxx||06/04/2013 - 4:21am|
|Story||Top 7 Linux Tips And Tricks For Beginners||srlinuxx||1||05/04/2013 - 11:30pm|
|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||05/04/2013 - 10:31pm|
|Story||How to use Facebook chat with Pidgin||srlinuxx||05/04/2013 - 9:16pm|
Dana Blankenhorn: In the third of a series of interviews by Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian (right) insisted his company is not being hurt by its association with Microsoft.
arstechnica.com: Adobe has announced today the public availability of an Adobe AIR alpha release for Linux. Although the alpha is not feature-complete, it is already capable of running some mainstream AIR applications and is robust enough to facilitate AIR development on the Linux platform.
reuters.com: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft had won the support needed to have its document format made into a global industry standard.
blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft reacted swiftly this morning to close down a site distributing the complete source code of its flagship Vista operating system -- but not before dozens of other sites had mirrored the code.
Mary Jo Foley: On the same day that Mozilla is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Mozilla source code release, Forrester Research analysts have released a new study that shows that Firefox’s market share among business users has doubled in the past year, and is now at 18 percent.
linux.com: You can do your part to help tackle such global issues as disease control and climate prediction simply by volunteering your computer's resources to solve complex computational problems. The concept, known as volunteer computing, benefits universities and research institutions around the world, who conduct projects that often have humanitarian goals.
Serdar Yegulalp: So now that Ubuntu Linux was "last man standing" in the PWN to OWN contest at CanSecWest, does this mean open source has it all over the competition when it comes to security? It can, and it ought to -- but it's not a guarantee. And we need to not think it is.
linuxjournal.com: I have been covering Microsoft for over 25 years - I've even written a few books about Windows. During that time, I've developed a certain respect for a company that just doesn't give up, and whose ability to spin surpasses even that of politicians. It has finally gone further and attacked the system itself; in the process it has destroyed the credibility of the ISO, with serious knock-on consequences for the whole concept of open standards.
Also: As the Linux star rises, it seems the Microsoft star is falling
planetoss.com: KDE is my preferred choice of desktop and every time I install a distribution I spend around an hour customizing it to my taste. Most of the distributions provide customized KDE but most of the customization go into the functional aspect of KDE.
raiden.net: Periodically in my searching across the internet for better ways to do different things, especially large or cumbersome tasks, I stumble onto some of the most unlikely of programs. One of my most recent and intriguing finds is Dr. Divx, a video conversion tool that can transcode a wide range of formats into the divx format with great ease and quality.
groklaw.net: More news starting to come in. New Zealand votes No again. You cannot believe the pressure put on them to change the vote, but they did not, to their credit. Australia maintains the Abstain vote.
blogs.techrepublic.com: So I have had on my desk for about week now a sweet little ASUS laptop containing one of the new Splashtop motherboards. Don’t know what Splashtop is? Well Splashtop is a motherboard that contains, in the onboard memory, a special version of Linux (based on Small Linux - formerly tinyX) that runs right after the bios.
beranger.org: Distrowatch has recently put on the waiting list a very interesting tiny gem, SliTaz. I was intrigued by this distro, and I have tried it both as a LiveCD and as an installed system with my old laptop, HP Omnibook XE3, Celeron 850 MHz.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at SliTaz GNU/Linux 1.0
- News: Interview with Arch's Aaron Griffin, end of Automatix, installing Debian GNU/Linux 1.3
- Released last week: KNOPPIX 5.3.1, Zenwalk Live 5.0
- Upcoming releases: sidux 2008-01
- New addition: Myrinix, SliTaz GNU/Linux
- New distributions: Hellix/Linux, PC/OS, RTK GNU/Linux
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
kmandla.wordpress: This is that time of year, when a lot of eager, well-meaning but somewhat out-of-their-league Ubuntu users get crazy and start installing the beta of the next release. I have two things to say to that.
blog.lizardwrangler.com: Today is a special day. March 31, 1998 is the date that Mozilla was officially launched. Today I want to look at our first ten years, and a bit at the next ten years.
linux.com: Nowadays, Web browsers can act as front ends to many other kinds of applications. For instance, if you want to browse and open the files on your hard drive from within Firefox, turn to the Firefly extension.
gentoo.org: The 2008.0 beta is roughly a month behind the original tentative schedule. A number of factors contributed to this, including the migration to new release processes, the usual delays that affect most open-source projects.
Also: Not the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, Chapter 8
arstechnica.com: The latest release of the GNOME desktop environment includes a number of significant architectural enhancements and new applications that offer increased power and usability. Released after six months of intensive development, GNOME 2.22 will be included in Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9, which are scheduled for release in April.
ibeentoubuntu.com: At the Pwn to Own competition, participants were awarded money and prizes for hacking into various operating systems, and Ubuntu came out as the winner over Mac OSX and MS Vista. Ubuntu was left standing, the apparent winner. And the crowd rejoiced. The blogosphere resounded with choruses of how great Ubuntu is. I say it's all BS.