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|Story||How To Backup Your Ubuntu Software||matthartley||18/09/2012 - 10:19pm|
|Story||Memo to openSUSE 12.2: More polish, less angst||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 7:28pm|
|Story||Torchlight debuts on Linux along with the rest of the latest Humble Indie Bundle||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 7:25pm|
|Story||Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 7:23pm|
|Story||Linux and Windows: Peaceful Coexistence||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 3:46pm|
|Story||Rating Open Source Desktop Notification Systems||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 3:44pm|
|Story||LPC videos on Linux & UEFI, ARM and ACPI 5.0||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 3:43pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Unity: A beginner's walk-through||srlinuxx||18/09/2012 - 3:38pm|
|Story||Debian Project News - September 17th||srlinuxx||17/09/2012 - 11:59pm|
|Story||Is Aliyun OS really Linux? Android? A rip-off of both?||srlinuxx||17/09/2012 - 1:48am|
vnunet: The third version of the General Public Licence (GPLv3) has been adopted by 116 open source projects in its first week of operation, according to an overview compiled by software risk management firm Palamida.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Elive 1.0
- News: Elive and Fedora interviews, Kubuntu and KDE 4, Mandriva's semantic desktop, Gentoo 2007.0 review
- Released last week: Slackware Linux 12.0, Damn Small Linux 3.4
- Upcoming releases: Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r1
- Feedback: "Shame on you, DistroWatch!"
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
sheehantu: Installing and removing programs can clutter up your system. Sometimes certain dependency packages aren’t needed after a program has been uninstalled - so trash it. I have a few handy tricks up my sleeve so you can reclaim some of your disk space back:
Mark Shuttleworth: Catharina Bethlehem wrote to tell me about her work on the Ubuntu community in Second Life.
The WorkShop: Well , I finally did it . Over the last weekend I moved to Ubuntu 7.0 feisty fawn Amd64 edition , and boy it sure does rock . I’ve used other distributions like Fedora core and Suse before , but for the first time I feel that I can get rid of my windows installation for good.
Press Release: Canonical, Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it won Enterprise Open Source Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for the "Best Linux Distribution," voted on by members of the open source community.
ITtoolbox blogs: In my previous article of Why Linux STILL runs faster than Windows a reader left a comment asking about processes, command line interaction and system setup between Linux and Windows. I think what he is really wanting is a comparison of usability between Linux and Windows.
FOSSwire: The free software office suite OpenOffice.org is great for many office productivity tasks and in a lot of cases can prove to be very useful. However, it’s easy to forget that there are other open source alternatives to OOo for almost all portions of the suite.
linux.com: As its name implies, Mail Notification is a utility for keeping track of incoming mail and reading it in a popup window without activating your mail reader or moving other open applications. Simple to configure and easy to use, it is especially useful for watching multiple mailboxes.
apcmag: So -- here I was installing yet another Linux distro for review and I foolishly let GRUB install to the boot sector of one of the RAID drives (/dev/sdb, instead of /dev/sda where it should have gone).
computerworld.com: In his May 7 letter [“Tech Flops Are in the Eye of the Beholder”], Robert Gardner suggested that you include Linux in your list of technology flops. He may be a card-carrying Linux hater, and I may be a card-carrying Linux lover, but he should get his facts straight.
ars technica: Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one powered by a specialized version of Mandriva 2007, with customizations aimed at school-aged children.
scoop.co.nz: Two of the leading organizations in the Open Source community, The Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, have announced plans for Asia's largest Open Source community conference - the first of its kind in Hong Kong and China.
thinkthick: Linux fans (myself included) love to argue to Windows users how much better the Linuxes are than Microsoft Windows. However (and there's always a however) we tend to be very selective on what we tell you when it comes to the minor details. Take this as a confession.
kernelTRAP: Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the official release of the 2.6.22 kernel, "it's out there now (or at least in the process of mirroring out - if you don't see everything, give it a bit of time)." He summarized the changes since 2.6.22-rc7.
Musings of an anonymous geek: For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been leading a secret double life. By day, I’m a mild mannered system/network/database admin in academia. I also write some PHP, Perl, and Python code. By night, however, I’m an author and editor. My latest project is bigger than most. In fact, it’s an entire magazine. Devoted to Python.
ZDNet: Microsoft is extremely keen to avoid "legal debate" over whether its recent partnerships with Linux firms such as Novell, Xandros, and Linspire, mean Redmond must assume any of the new licenses' legal obligations.
Linux on the desktop: As promised a good download link for LinuX-gamers Live DVD and a brief overview is given. Shuttleworth – KDE, GNOME and OpenOffice should have a common and regular release cycle.
Pine Bluff Commercial: Magnolia native Mitch Bradley is working on a project that could revolutionize education and society as a whole in the Third World.
guardian blogs: The in-jokes are not going to get too many people rolling in the aisles, but a link from the Direct2Dell blog to this YouTube news report shows more humour than most people might expect.