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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It's not often that you see a desktop operating system aimed at power users. [Mandriva 2006] allows the experienced user to easily make the OS into exactly what he wants without all the extra "new user" stuff.
PCLOS is one of the most popular distros today and has a vehemently loyal userbase. Never has a distro sparked such a enthusiastic community, so many vocal converts, and websites going up in its honor. All this hoopla is deserved. The developers work 24/7 to bring you the prettiest, most stable, and useful distro in existence. The latest incarnation, p92-test-01, takes a bit of a deviation from its known style by veering the eyecandy in a new direction. But it is every bit as nice as the PCLOS we have come to know, just without all the cute penguins.
Linus Torvalds has given his blessing at last to kernel 2.6.14, following delays caused by "false alarms," the Linux creator said in a message to the Linux kernel mailing list today. Torvalds plans to accept code merges for two weeks only, before freezing features for a 2.6.15 release candidate phase.
UPDATE: Wireless Wings For Linux Kernel
Linux Journal's \"Señor Editor\" recounts the latest Geek Cruise's visits to resorts later trashed by Hurricane Wilma.
Remember a year or so ago when you could probably name most of the open-source companies in the market? Try doing that now when the number of startups has skyrocketed to several hundred.
2.6.14 was delayed twice due to some last-minute bug-reports, some of which ended up being false alarms, got us to look at the code and fix some other bugs instead. So it's all good.
Microsoft Corp. has threatened to withdraw its Windows software from South Korea if the country's antitrust agency orders it to unbundle its Instant Messenger and Media Player from the operating system.
A contest to create applications and find bugs in a mobile "Linux desktop server" is underway. Realm Systems will award $50,000 for the best of show.
Microsoft is again, treading on thin ice. It may just give way this time. The weight of this pending action may prove to be too much.
BitTorrent has become one of the most widely used apps on the Internet — so popular, in fact, that it’s estimated that over 33% of all Internet traffic is now generated by BitTorrent. 33%!
For all the arguments against Microsoft and its anti-competitive practices, the one thing that really holds Linux back is the complete, embarrassing and possibly negligent support for it by vendors.
Chubby Puppy Linux "fills out" the regular Puppy Linux release with the addition of the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. It's a full figured Linux version in a fast, lightweight liveCD package.
Novell layoff rumors swirled this week, but analysts were quick to dismiss any doomsday scenarios involving the SuSE Linux operating system.