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|Story||Luninux - The Quest For Freedom||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 7:47pm|
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|Story||Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 7:41pm|
|Story||Windows 8, the post-PC world, and Linux: Microsoft will prevail||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 6:52pm|
|Story||Interface tricks could be a Linux treat||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 6:50pm|
|Story||Red Hat Linux Born on Halloween and Still Scaring the Pants off Proprietary Operating Systems||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 5:52pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 9:30am|
|Story||Is Valve Planning A Linux-based gaming console?||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 3:27am|
|Story||Linux Mint Makes Money with Minty Merchandise||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 3:24am|
|Story||Will XP Users Shun Windows 8 in Favor of Ubuntu?||srlinuxx||31/10/2012 - 2:08am|
Various: On the second day of the Ubuntu Live 2007 conference presented by Canonical and O'Reilly was a keynote by Intel's Doug Fisher, Matt Zimmerman, and Tim O'Reilly among others. Also taking place were sessions on such topics as CloneZilla, Ubuntu on laptops, Dell Linux systems, and over two dozen other sessions.
Reuters: A nonprofit group that designs low-cost computers for poor children may start selling $350 laptops on the commercial market by Christmas, an executive said on Monday.
kernelTRAP: Lars Ellenberg started an effort to get DRBD, the Distributed Replicated Block Service merged into the Linux kernel. When asked for clarification as to what it was, Lars explained, "think of it as RAID1 over TCP."
OPB: Portland is hosting 2500 software developers this week at the annual 'Open Source Convention.' The Open Source Convention is not your normal convention. There's not a suit in sight and instead of motivational speakers, attendees sit in large darkened rooms, combing through computer code.
Fudmeister Enderle: I think that the reality is that for 99 percent of the people who buy and use products, it doesn’t. If you can’t read code, why would you care if you can? There is this central message of “freedom,” but it doesn’t really apply to a freedom that the average person identifies with. For instance, you are free to flap your arms and fly to the moon too, but if you can’t do it, so what?
Aaron Seigo: As you may already know, at this year's aKademy the term came up for our past KDE e.V. president, Eva. I personally thought hard about whether or not to take on the position for days prior to going to Glasgow. In the end, it was decided amongst all the board members that I would do so. I'd like to write a little bit about some of the goals that the KDE e.V. board of directors has for the next year.
Matt Asay: We're now at 199 projects that have adopted GPLv3, which represents a 21% increase over last week. Clearly, GPLv3 has legs. Significantly, Snort made the move this past week. This is a major coup for GPLv3.
CyberOrg: Here are some exciting new developments that has happened in compiz-fusion world.
LinuxWorld: Is it game over for OpenDocument? Probably. We've been expecting Massachusetts ITD to publicly revise its open formats mandate to include Office Open XML (OOXML) ever since Louis Gutierrez resigned as CIO in early October 2006. That was as clear a signal that ODF had failed in Massachusetts as needed by anyone in the know.
Raiden's Realm: This is going to be my attempt at a newbies installation guide for Arch Linux. This will be a "take you by the hand and lead you through it step by step" approach. Unlike most lead you by the hand guides that tell you to do this, and do that, I intend to also tell you WHY you are doing what you're doing.
arstechnica: There is one major web rendering engine that grew entirely out of the open source world: KHTML is KDE's web renderer which was built from the ground up by the open source community with very little original corporate backing. The code was good and branches were born as a result, the best known being Webkit. Now, after years of split, KHTML and Webkit are coming together once again.
iTWire: In IT, certification is a big deal. Try as professional societies like the ACM and ACS might, there’s no universal qualification – like the accountant’s CPA – that states you are recognised as competent and capable. This is where vendor certifications fill a gap.
/home/liquidat: Ubuntu announced that they will feature their own build service soon. Also, the next Ubuntu version is supposed to have a default installed server management web interface, eBox. In the meantime, development is underway to create a user friendly snapshot manager: TimeVault.
Serdar Yegulalp: Mitch Wagner’s post about writer’s tools for the Mac got me thinking about whether or not similar things exist for Linux.
saigonnezumi.com: But the real big question on my mind, as the proprietor of a new start-up IT company, will Gentoo Linux have a future or will another fork of Gentoo, such as Sabayon Linux assume to role to provide support for a possible Gentoo-based Enterprise Server?
techpersona: As Linux becomes more and more popular, people are finding out that many of their favorite web applications do not work as they once did because of the change in OS (Operating System). In today’s article we will go over some ideas or suggestions for some alternate programs that can be used on the Internet.
the inquirer: A BLOKE, SUSPICIOUS of what his newly-installed Vista was up to, fired up some port-sniffing software. The result, he said, was "foundation shaking."
ubuntugeek: The CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor provides a convenient way to monitor the CPU Frequency Scaling for each CPU. Unfortunately, CPU frequency scaling can currently only be monitored on Linux machines that have support in the kernel.
the howto geek: I realize this is probably only relevant to about 3 of the readers, but I'm posting this so I don't forget how to do it myself! In my efforts to ban the completely insecure FTP protocol from my life entirely, I've decided to disable the FTP service.
Welcome to this week's Distrowatch Weekly:
- Mini-Reviews: Sabayon BE 1.0 and Puppy Linux 2.17
- News: Gentoo Foundation, Debian tidbits, openSUSE News & Coolo, Linus
- Interview, and Too Many Distros?
- Released last week: Absolute Linux 12.0, Puppy Linux 2.17, and openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Frugalware Linux 0.7pre2, Fedora 8 Test1
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