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|Story||Alien Arena 7.53 reviewed||srlinuxx||28/06/2012 - 12:30am|
|Story||Ubuntu App Building Tools: Illumination, Quickly||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 9:53pm|
|Blog entry||Help with Kmail 4.8 storage||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 9:43pm|
|Blog entry||Pandora FMS 4.0.2 released!||geniususer||27/06/2012 - 9:18am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 8:08am|
|Story||Every sysadmin needs a little SysRq magic||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 3:28am|
|Story||7 Ubuntu File Manager Features You May Not Have Noticed||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 3:26am|
|Story||Slackware Follows 13.37 with 14.0||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 3:25am|
|Story||KDE No Longer Competitive? Developer Calls It Quits||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 12:34am|
|Story||Nine Reasons to Choose GNOME 2 Clones||srlinuxx||27/06/2012 - 12:32am|
seopher: It can't be easy being Fedora; the once cream of the crop release being entirely overshadowed by the young upstart that is Ubuntu. Times have changed and things have been increasingly hard for Fedora - forever slipping in the Distrowatch popularity chart.
kernelTRAP: In response to a recent merge request, Linus Torvalds explained a best practice when moving and changing code, "when doing renames it is generally *much* nicer to do a 100% rename (perhaps with just _trivial_ changes to make it compile - the include statements etc change, and maybe you want to change the name in the comment header too)."
linux.com: Wyneken belongs in the growing list of note-taking applications for GNOME, along with the Sticky Notes panel apps, Evolution, and Tomboy. Specifically designed for students' needs, it is equally well-suited to the random jottings that anyone might make during the course of their work, as well as letters, reports, presentations, and even man pages.
Dana Blankenhorn: Of all the relationships changed by open source, perhaps the most nagging is that between business and politics. There’s another taste of that in today’s news, word the BBC is looking to make an open source version of its iPlayer.
The Syllable team are proud to announce the release of Syllable 0.6.4! Syllable 0.6.4 contains many new features, enhancements and bug fixes from previous releases.
Raiden's Realm: Window Maker is a window manager that, while having elements of a desktop environment, does keep very strongly to the principles of a basic, light weight window manager. It has an extremely simple, mouse driven interface and in some ways operates in the old NextStep blueprint of functionality.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Much work in Amarok, with the implementation of a CoverFlow-esque OpenGL album art visualisation, codenamed "CoverBling", and Service Framework and Plasmification efforts. Sample OpenGL-based applets added to Plasma.
softpedia: Based on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04), Ubuntu Studio provides a suite of the best FREE and Open Source software available for multimedia creation. The following guide will teach you (step by step) how to install Compiz Fusion on your Ubuntu Studio operating system.
OpenOffice.org Tips: Dropdown lists are a mainstay of many spreadsheets and forms. They help you control what people can enter, as well as giving them ideas for what types of things they might say.
In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system on Ubuntu. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.
In this week's Distrowatch Weekly:
- Mini-Reviews: CentOS 5.0 LiveCD, Berry 0.82, and AntiX "Spartacus"
- News: Mandriva 2008 details, Gobuntu announced, Sabayon tidbits, Fedora 8 Features
- Released last week: CentOS 5.0 LiveCD, BeleniX 0.6.1, Pardus Linux 2007.2
- Upcoming releases: Sabayon Linux 3.4, OpenSUSE 10.3, Mandriva Linux 2008
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More in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...
Free Software Mag: Debian is well respected as a stable server distribution, and most of the reviews focus on aspects appropriate to server deployments. This article covers Debian on the desktop. It is not a step by step tutorial, but focuses on the highlights of the recent Etch release.
polishlinux: Switching between the two systems tends to be irritating, especially when the secondary sytem is needed only once - to run an application WINE has refused to start, for example. Now we introduce the virtualization technology which allows to us run several systems on the same computer, at the same time.
sys-con.com: Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony observed that "some distributions have come out, claiming to be taking the 'moral high ground' by refusing to give in to 'Microsoft threats,' while openly promoting the means of circumventing proprietary software on their web sites.
computerworld.com.au: All 630 representatives in the Italian Chamber of Deputies are now allowed to request Linux for their PCs and laptops to replace current software, typically based on the Windows/Office platform.
linux.com: If you like to keep your hands on the keyboard, you may find it tricky to launch new apps, open folder and documents, and change tracks in your music playlist. Katapult is an application launcher that does everything the Alt-F2 run dialog does, and much more.
Rudd-O: Envious of how good TVTime looks compared to MythTV? Envy no more. We’re about to fix that for ya.
iTWire: The third revision of the General Public Licence has been out for just short of three weeks but plenty of people are already questioning why take-up has been so slow.
vness.wordpress.com: I’ve been using Linux Ubuntu 7.04 for less than a week. And I am soooo loving it! I love how simple and flexible it is. I can make it do anything I want!
computerworld: With about a week remaining to collect comments on a plan to adopt Ecma's Open XML standard, Massachusetts is mum on how the issue is fairing, but some who disagree with the action are already voicing their opinion publicly.
Also: OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US