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|Story||As GNU and Linux Become Dominant Platforms They Need Not Follow Microsoft With UEFI||Roy Schestowitz||02/01/2014 - 3:52pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Screenshots||Roy Schestowitz||02/01/2014 - 3:15pm|
|Story||2014 in Tux Machines||Roy Schestowitz||2||01/01/2014 - 10:29pm|
|Story||Init wars: Debian inclining towards upstart||Roy Schestowitz||1||01/01/2014 - 10:27pm|
|Story||GrSecurity Continues Hardening The Linux Kernel||Rianne Schestowitz||01/01/2014 - 10:26pm|
|Story||Retrospection||Roy Schestowitz||01/01/2014 - 10:18pm|
|Story||MPlayer2 Gone Dark, MPV Is Still Happening||Rianne Schestowitz||01/01/2014 - 10:18pm|
|Story||LG to bring Palm's webOS BACK FROM THE DEAD in TVs next week – report||Roy Schestowitz||01/01/2014 - 10:10pm|
|Story||Russian stsrtup offers wireless remote controller for cars||Roy Schestowitz||01/01/2014 - 9:47pm|
|Story||The January 2014 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine||Roy Schestowitz||01/01/2014 - 9:42pm|
softpedia: Ok, ok... I know it's a little too late for a review of Linux Mint 4.0 (codename Daryna), but I was "dating" her sisters and I thought: "Why not give Daryna a chance, too?". This review has been written during an entire week, starting the 26th and ending the 30th of November.
smh.com.au: "PSST. You wanna buy a laptop for $500? Brand new, mate, still in the box and got a year's warranty. It's got wireless internet, it's got the works, mate." You'd expect to hear this line from some dodgy-looking guy in the pub. But Australia's cheapest laptop is now on sale.
jonathancarter.co.za: Previously, I blogged about 10 games that’s available in the Ubuntu Universe that I found interesting. Since then, the Ubuntu MOTU Games team has merged with the Debian games team, and the amount of packaged games have increased.
arstechnica: Jeffrey Jones recently posted a report (PDF format) that was featured in the CSO online magazine. Jones came to the conclusion that, contrary to popular belief, Internet Explorer has experienced fewer security vulnerabilities than Firefox over the same periods of time.
fosswire.com: Money management. It’s generally not very fun, but it’s something we all have to deal with. There are several open source applications for finance management. Over on the KDE specific side, we have KMyMoney.
dot.kde.org: The new Asus Eee PC has been released to many positive reviews and great consumer interest. HotHardware.com was one of the very first sites to review the Asus Eee and report back on this new device. Read on for an interview with Editor-in-Chief Dave Altavilla and his thoughts on the Asus Eee PC and its value proposition.
Dana Blankenhorn: The last month has seen several attempts to give open source advocates half of what they have been asking for. In all these cases, and more we see bows to the open source concept from vendors still demanding the control open source resists.
linux.com: When your computer needs to run programs that are bigger than your available physical memory, most modern operating systems use a technique called swapping, in which chunks of memory are temporarily stored on the hard disk while other data is moved into physical memory space. Here are some techniques that may help you better manage swapping on Linux systems and get the best performance from the Linux swapping subsystem.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: A grand overview of popular desktop distributions
- News: Ubuntu "Hardy Heron", openSUSE Weekly News, Mandriva Flash and Linutop,
- Fedora release history, interview with Eric Sandall from Source Mage, Foresight 2.0 plans
- Released last week: CentOS 5.1, Damn Small Linux 4.1
- Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 0.8 Pre 1
- Donations: MEPIS receives US$300
- New additions: Vixta.org
- New distributions: Jazz Linux, Pendrive Linux, ZXMameCD
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
liquidat: After Apache’s market share was shrinking month after month for more than a year it grew again a bit according to Netcraft. There are no reasons given but it is simply good to see that the fall of Apache was at least stopped for this month.
Raiden's Realm: Welcome to part 6 of our series. Today we'll be bringing you Rythmbox, Songbird, Totem and one of our previously missed media players, Aqualung.
This document describes how to set up, configure and use Pybackpack on Fedora 8.
linux.com: Two recently released text-to-speech extensions can transform Firefox into a talking Web browser suitable for users with visual impairments -- and anyone else who can use a speech interface to the Web.
- Auto Shutdown with KShutdown
- Howto Install Avant Window Navgator in ubuntu gutsy gibbon
- Setting up Quanta Plus to edit files on your web server
OSWeekly: Having spent the last few days really examining what Gutsy has to offer on the wireless front, I have been content with improvements made to the network-manager for GNOME. Having thoroughly tested my RT2500 and RT61 Ralink wireless cards, I was impressed with the new wireless stack and network-manager's ability to handle the wireless cards with zero hassle.
distrogue.blogspot: Something weird just happened. I'm at school, and a lot of the laptops we use run Vista. So, I took the opportunity to clock how long it takes Vista to start up versus Linux.
blogbeebe: I pulled down the latest KDE 4 RC1 ISO (0.7.1), burned a copy, and went around the house trying to boot it. Turns out it won't boot on old europa, but it did boot on algol (the Gateway M685).
dmartin.org: When I decided to buy an Asus Eee I had a hard time finding one. Amazon was sold out. Buy.com was sold out. Many of the smaller websites I found were also sold out, and claimed they would be in stock again on some future date.
techiemoe.com: I was very impressed with the last version of Linux Mint. There were very few things I didn't like about it, and they mostly dealt with missing packages. I was excited when I heard of the new version to see if any of my beefs had been addressed.
iandefor.wordpress: I don’t often try a new distro seriously, but recently I felt the itch and downloaded OpenSUSE 10.3 and installed it on my laptop. The first thing that strikes me is how well-integrated the artwork is. OpenSUSE has a mostly consistent, good-looking theme throughout.