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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: GParted LiveCD vs Parted Magic
- Statistics: DistroWatch in Latin America and the Caribbean
- News: MEPIS returns to Debian roots, Ubuntu dismisses Automatix, Carmony leaves Linspire, Medison Celebrity offers low-cost notebook with Fedora, Murdock explains future of Solaris
- Released last week: Arch Linux 2007.08, Puppy Linux 2.17.1
- Upcoming releases: Asianux 3.0, Foresight Linux 2.0
- Donations: FreeNAS receives US$350
- New additions: Webconverger
- New distributions: CPX mini, FreevoLive, JUXlala, Klikit-Linux, OSWA-Assistant
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
LinuxWorld: A Mozilla Corp. executive has vowed that his company can patch any critical vulnerability in its software within 10 days, a sign that Mozilla may intend to step up its efforts to improve security.
LinuxJournal: No one would have believed me if I had said five years ago that Microsoft would have a page on its Web site called “Open Source at Microsoft.” That's right: Microsoft has released not one but several pieces of code as open source. Moreover, it's submitting some of its home-grown licences to the Open Source Initiative for approval. So what is going on here?
Also: Microsoft Would Love to Hate Open Source
Well, they're not working together. Unless you're not willing to tweak it a little bit. So, out of the box, you won't be able to test brand new Linux CFS scheduler. Fortunately, the driver needs only few simple fixes to compile properly.
linux-watch: In an interview today with Linux-Watch, controversial Linux leader Kevin Carmony confirmed rumors that he had resigned as CEO of desktop Linux vendor Linspire on July 31.
linux.com: Grafpup 2.0 is a compact Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and aimed at graphics professionals. It offers a variety of options for installation, a custom set of configuration utilities, and a niche suite of applications for digital artists.
Version 2.2.2 of gimp-gap, the GIMP Animation Package, is now available. This release fixes some bugs, updates translations and prepares gimp-gap for the update to GIMP 2.4.
LinuxWorld: Providing location information to thousands of mobile phone users is all in a day's work for Ubuntu Linux, which has replaced popular enterprise distribution Red Hat for Locatrix Communications' mission-critical workloads.
iTWire: One great thing about Linux is its rock-solid nature even when you load it up with as many daemons and services as you like. Yet, often “best practice” dictates you separate out some apps across a couple of servers or at the very least provide a safe development environment which is distinct from your production environment.
internetnews.com: Instead of having nothing but Linux, the keynote lineup will also have a few speakers who are apparently going to be talking about more than just Linux. That is if they talk about Linux at all.
whattheythink.com: Occasionally I have written about how Linux has become a viable alternative operating system for the desktop. While you can get some excellent versions of Linux that are completely free, such as the very popular Ubuntu (on my notebook), you may be better off paying for some of the other versions.
The Open Source Advocate: Everyone agrees that Ubuntu is making huge progress towards mainstream adoption. But what do we mean when we say "Ubuntu"? Don't we really mean *buntu, a collection of all Ubuntu versions? How do we explain this to the mainstream user?
groklaw: The New York Times has the news that Fake Steve Jobs, the anonymous blogger pretending to be Apple's Steve Jobs, is actually Daniel Lyons of Forbes. Why am I not surprised?
iTWire: The world's largest Linux vendor Red Hat will release a pre-installed desktop version of Linux globally in September. The new Red Hat desktop targeting primarily small business users will be available on cheap whitebox Intel PCs and, according to Red Hat, will not try to be a Windows clone.
FOSSwire: Finding good Linux games, whether they’re community built or commercial offerings, isn’t always that easy and that’s why icclus.org maintain a Linux Gamers’ Game List. It has 371 games
phoronix: While the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is only weeks into development, it's already generated quite a bit of attention. With all of this activity surrounding the Linux 2.6.23 kernel we've decided to conduct a handful of benchmarks comparing the Linux 2.6.20, 2.6.21, 2.6.22, and 2.6.23 kernel releases so far.
503 Service Unavailable: It’s been a couple of months since I initially published the first version of SlackRoll, my particular upgrade manager for Slackware. It’s about to be tagged stable in both SourceForge.net and freshmeat.net. Now that Slackware 12.0 is out, and people will have a real oportunity of realizing how much time SlackRoll can save you.
beranger: Are Linus Torvalds, IBM, AMD, others at odds over pushing hardware drivers out of Linux? pointed to an intriguing discussion thread: [Desktop_architects] Drivers -- below the OS?, but David Berlind failed to notice that the "Strong words from Linus regarding the virtualization community!" were actually saying more.
wilmingtonstar.com: entil, with the help of his partner, investor, chairman and fellow Frenchman Alain Rossmann, has developed a low-cost, hassle-free, environmentally-correct PC. The Zonbox uses the Gentoo version of Linux as the core of its operating system.