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6 Reasons I Don’t Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxbraindump.org: According to Distrowatch, the top spot in the the world of Linux distributions belongs to Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS, with Fedora routinely coming in at fourth or fifth. So why don’t I use Ubuntu if it’s supposed to be the best?

And: Ubuntu Linux: The New Linux Standard for the Desktop – Or Just Wishful Thinking?

TinyMe Test 5 released!

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: TinyMe test 5 has been released! If you liked test 4.1, you’re going to love test 5. Smile I am really excited about this release. A lot of late night hours and hard work have gone into test 5. This will hopefully be our last test release before TinyMe Final.

And: PCLinuxOS 2007 Install Notes

Dell expands Linux PC sales to Europe, China

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Linux

Reuters: Dell Inc said on Tuesday it has decided to expand sales of consumer personal computers loaded with the Linux operating system to the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China.

Also: Dell Eyes PCs Running Linux, Windows At Same Time
And: Dell Talks Linux Virtualization Redux
And: SUSE Linux to be offered Pre-Installed on Dells in China

Wolvix 1.1 Hunter Review

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Linux

I am not sure how will it work out for advanced desktop users, as lot of them will have preferences regarding KDE and GNOME. But for an average desktop perspective it is really great distro which runs really well on older computer.

EnGarde — Secure Linux Server

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Linux
Reviews

polishlinux: This will be an unusual review, due to the fact that the distribution under review doesn’t have an X server, and you don’t really need to login on it to work… This review is about EnGarde Secure Server 3.0.16 developed by Guardian Digital company with the help of the community.

Fedora 7: Community remix

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Linux

red hat mag: One of the popular features of Fedora 7 is the ability to remix Fedora and build your own custom version. Now don’t get me wrong–building a new distribution is nice. But what about those who wish to create their own Fedora-based project?

The 64-Bit Experience With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Caitlyn Martin: Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to borrow a friend’s laptop. She has the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn installed. This is my first chance to play with 64-bit Linux extensively on a laptop.

Liferea

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Software

FOSSwire: Feed technology is great - it allows you to have your favourite sites to keep you updated with the latest content and push it out to you. There are many different reader applications out there, from the web-based, to the desktop and even in the mobile space. One such desktop application for Linux and other Unix platforms is Liferea.

Big savings with Linux desktop: IBM, Novell

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Linux

ZDNet: IBM and Novell are set to do battle with Microsoft on the desktop with the launch of a new open-source software bundle that promises savings for users.

Editing music scores with free software

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Software

linux.com: Not everyone needs to work with music scores on their computers, but if you're someone who does enter, edit, or store sheet music electronically, you can choose among many free software options.

Amarok Plasmification

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KDE

amarok blogs: we've decided that for amarok 2.0 we want to emphasize what used to be called the "context browser" in amarok 1.x speak. we decided to break out the context browser into its own central widget.

Desktop Linux: That dog will mount

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Linux

the register: The Linux desktop reminds us of a dog humping a table leg. It's both fun and disturbing to watch, but ultimately there's very little payoff from the exercise.

New Software Interface with 1-Click Installation Online

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SUSE

opensuse.org news: Software.opensuse.org got a completely new face which improves the downloading of the desired openSUSE distribution a lot. It comes with the new look and feel following www.opensuse.org.

Linux: Replacing atime With relatime

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent lkml thread, Linus Torvalds was involved in a discussion about mounting filesystems with the noatime option for better performance, "'noatime,data=writeback' will quite likely be *quite* noticeable (with different effects for different loads), but almost nobody actually runs that way."

Fedora 8 Test 1 Live Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: The first test release for Fedora 8 is finally out the door after the usual delays we've come to expect with each Fedora release cycle. New in the Fedora 8 Test 1 Desktop Live CD (GNOME edition) is GNOME 2.19.5, an early Linux 2.6.23 kernel, and integrated blog entry posting software among some other minor alterations. We have screenshots to share and will cover Fedora 8 more in the coming weeks.

Mozilla security patches coming as soon as f***ing possible

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: It all started during the Black Hat security conference last week when Mike Shaver, Mozilla Director of Ecosystem Development handed his business card to Robert Hansen (a.k.a. RSnake) adding “Ten F***ing Days” to it.

Also: Color management support added to Firefox 3

i’m excited about the future of gnome

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: i’d like to take this time to list some things that are happening right now in the gnome community that have me very excited. these are the projects that are actively improving the future of the gnome desktop.

Deconstructing the Latest Netcraft Survey

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Linux

linux today: Supposedly the big news coming out of LinuxWorld today is that Microsoft’s IIS server is “catching up” to Apache. According to Netcraft, their latest Aug 2007 survey shows more very large gains for Microsoft technologies on the web. "What does this mean for Apache? Is Apache dying? Is Microsoft set to take top spot as the web platform of choice?

Linux kernel maintainer allays fears about forking

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Linux

InfoWorld: Making separate but critical points about the path of the Linux kernel, the maintainer of the kernel on Monday stressed there is no need to worry about forking and not to expect a move to the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.

Controlling and managing Edubuntu users' desktops

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Ubuntu

linux.com: The community-driven Edubuntu project aims to create a version of Ubuntu specially tailored for use in primary and secondary education. Perhaps the most useful feature present in the Edubuntu OS is the Linux Terminal Server Project environment, whose applications are not limited just to eduction.

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Radeon vs. NVIDIA Performance For HITMAN On Linux With 17 GPUs

Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated Linux port of HITMAN, which debuted for Windows last year. Now that there's benchmark support for HITMAN on Linux, I have been running a number of tests for this game that's powered by the Glacier Engine and making use of OpenGL for rendering on Linux. In this article are our initial AMD Radeon performance figures making use of the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver compared to NVIDIA's driver and the assortment of GeForce results published yesterday. Read more

How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would be based on open source software. China Mobile is not alone; many major networking vendors are moving to open source technologies. For example, AT&T is building their future network on top of OpenStack, and they have invested in software-defined technology so significantly that they now call themselves a software company. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • [elementaryOS] AppCenter: Funded
    A few moments ago, we hit 100% funded for our AppCenter campaign on Indiegogo. Thank you, backers! More than 300 people backed us over just two weeks to help bring our pay-what-you-want indie app store to life.
  • Linux Lite To Have These New Features In The Next Release Linux Lite 3.4
    ...we contacted the creator of the Linux Lite “Jerry Bezencon” and enquired the upcoming new features in the latest version of the Linux Lite. We have also done a review of the latest available distro i.e. 3.2 (32 bit) so that the readers can understand easily where are the new features headed towards.
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  • What Does The Chart For Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Tell Us Presently?
  • LEDE-17.01 is coming [Ed: it has actually just come out, just like LWN's paywall]
    For some years, OpenWrt has arguably been the most active router-oriented distribution. Things changed in May of last year, though, when a group of OpenWrt developers split off to form the competing LEDE project. While the LEDE developers have been busy, the project has yet to make its first release. That situation is about to change, though, as evidenced by the LEDE v17.01.0-rc1 release candidate, which came out on February 1. Many of the changes made in LEDE since the 2015 OpenWrt "Chaos Calmer" release will not be immediately visible to most users. The core software has been updated, of course, including a move to the 4.4.42 kernel. There are a number of security-oriented enhancements, including a switch to SHA256 for package verification, the disabling of support for several old and insecure protocols, compilation with stack-overwrite detection, and more. There is support for a number of new devices. Perhaps the most anticipated new feature, though, is the improved smart queue management and the WiFi fairness work that has been done as part of the bufferbloat project. It has been clear for some time that WiFi should work far better than it does; the work that has found its way into the LEDE release candidate should be a significant step in that direction. Your editor decided that it was time to give LEDE a try, but there was some shopping to be done first. Getting the full benefit from the bufferbloat and airtime fairness work requires the right chipset; most of this work has been done on the Atheros ath9k driver. So the first step was to go out and pick up a new router with ath9k wireless. That is where the things turned out to be harder than one might expect.
  • Microsoft Faces European Privacy Probes Over Windows 10
    Microsoft Corp. faces a coordinated investigation by European privacy regulators after it failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with a series of changes to Windows 10 last month. European Union data-protection officials sent a letter to Microsoft saying they remain “concerned about the level of protection of users’ personal data,” according to a copy of the document posted by the Dutch watchdog Tuesday. Regulators from seven countries are concerned that even after the announced changes, “Microsoft does not comply with fundamental privacy rules.”