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|Story||Fedora 18: Graphical Installer Horror||srlinuxx||16/02/2013 - 12:06am|
|Story||Steam for Linux arrives, celebrates with sale||srlinuxx||15/02/2013 - 9:49pm|
|Story||How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security||srlinuxx||15/02/2013 - 9:44pm|
|Story||Chrome stops declaring Linux systems obsolete||srlinuxx||15/02/2013 - 9:42pm|
|Story||Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward||srlinuxx||15/02/2013 - 9:40pm|
|Story||Why it's time to stop using open source licences||srlinuxx||13/02/2013 - 9:57pm|
|Story||Recent Linux Happenings||srlinuxx||13/02/2013 - 5:48pm|
|Story||Choosing an open-source CMS, part 1: Why we use Drupal||srlinuxx||13/02/2013 - 5:40pm|
|Story||Opera commits to Chromium and WebKit||srlinuxx||13/02/2013 - 5:37pm|
|Story||Perforce: Linux, Open Source Commitment High||srlinuxx||13/02/2013 - 5:36pm|
Red Herring: With Monday’s news that it will bundle Linux on laptops, Lenovo becomes the second major PC maker to offer the open-source operating system on consumer PCs. But though the move is a boost for the OS, analysts say it’ll be years before desktop Linux can seriously threaten proprietary systems like Windows.
/home/liquidat: A first test version of klik2 is available. The new version features among other things fuse support.
on-disk.com: When Kenneth (aka Wolven) submitted Wolvix Hunter and Cub 1.1.0 to us here at On-Disk.com it was nice to see he had a new release, but I had not expected more than some updates to the existing model. Then, as I did the normal double checking that is done when we prepare to post a new release, I found that this was a serious jump from previous releases based on Slax.
In this newest "letter" from Granny, she shares how easy installing and using Linux really can be. She also has many grateful words to share with the team at KDE and PCLinuxOS... Complete article
Issue 19 of Free Software Magazine is out, and so are another 18 fantastic articles. Tony Mobily opens the magazine with his editorial on file formats. Andrew Min and Gary Richmond join forces to provide useful tips&tricks, while Robin Monks reviews some of the best free software media players.
Far from Perfect: As some of you know, I gave up on MS Windows a long time ago. I have a small partition with Vista on it, but I run openSuse Linux more than 90% of the time. I have also moved into the realm of Composited Desktops. I had been running Beryl, but it merged back into Compiz earlier into the year and became Compiz Fusion. A few nights ago openSuse finally released some packages of Compiz Fusion as Compiz 0.5.2 was released.
Vincent Danen: When you need to set up a user account to give a user shell access to the system, the only logical choice of login tool is OpenSSH. With SSH keys, all you need from the user is his SSH public key, and all he needs from you is the IP address or hostname with which to log in. Usually, this is sufficient. In some cases, the user may need to know what his own password is.
Raiden's Realm: Linux Mint, a derivative of Ubuntu which ultimately is a derivative of Debian, is a distribution that seeks to take what Ubuntu did wrong, and do it right. Their goal is to provide the most complete, out of the box experience a user can have in a linux distribution. Is it all talk and no mint, or is it really a distribution you can sink your teeth into? Well, let’s dive in and find out.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Work in Plasma, with extra sources for the Weather data engine, work on the applet browser, and the start of SystemTray and RSIBreak plasmoids and a "next generation" application launcher, named Lancelot. Cut-down versions of Korundum and Smoke libraries for writing scripted Plasma applets. More interface work for Amarok 2.
mypclinuxos.com: For anybody that doesn’t know, PCFluxboxOS is a remaster spin-off series of PCLinuxOS using the Fluxbox window manager to deliver a light and fast desktop experience.
the inquirer: REDHAT-SPONSORED open source project Fedora 7 will be the platform for the Creative Commons LiveContent CD, which showcases open source software.
pcworld: Hewlett-Packard is releasing to the open source community the computer code for a software programming interface that helps manage large data sets in high performance computing environments.
Reuters: Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's No. 3 PC maker, said on Monday it would start selling laptop computers preloaded with Linux software from Novell Inc. instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.
eWeek: Microsoft has succeeded in fracturing the Linux and open-source community with the patent indemnity agreements it has entered into with several prominent vendors, Ubuntu leader and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told eWEEK.
arstechnica: KDE 4.0 is very exciting, though not yet production ready, and that shows with this weeks' release of the first beta. It's a beta release for a major software project and thus, it comes complete with bugs, crashes, missing artwork, and other goodies one would expect such as new code, new technologies and fun toys.
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.