- Latest Headlines
- Recent comments
- All-Time Popular Stories
- Hot Topics
- Latest Members
|Story||Mozilla's web security guru talks open source||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 5:01pm|
|Story||Open your wallet and bring your buying power to open source||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 4:55pm|
|Story||Big trolls vs. small trolls: The real battle behind patent reform||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 4:51pm|
|Story||‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’ MySQL users open up on Open Source||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 4:43pm|
|Story||Only Openness Can Power The Next Wave Of Human Progress||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 4:08pm|
|Story||Linux-enabled kit targets custom SoC developers||Rianne Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 3:40pm|
|Story||Intel wakes up and smells the post-PC era||Rianne Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 2:00pm|
|Story||Pros and Cons of using Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 1:38pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Still Working On Stripping Python 2||Rianne Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 1:30pm|
|Story||Trusting Trust and Trusting Red Hat et al.||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2013 - 10:31am|
novell cool blogs: The past few weeks I’ve read a number of pieces on the viability of Linux on the desktop. Pros (very few in most cases), cons (complete lists of them!) and more than a few passionate responses. It’s hard to read through these and not be taken by the fervor that nearly everyone writing and commenting has regarding this topic.
iTWire: Although Linux is frequently referred to by the names of various distributions, what can properly be called “Linux” is really the management part of the operating system known as the kernel which interacts with the computer’s hardware. Here’s how the kernel works in Ubuntu, and how to rebuild it.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: A look at openSUSE 10.3
- News: Mandriva 2008 simplified, avoiding Ubuntu download rush, Fedora artwork, interviews with Lucas Villa Real (GoboLinux) and Gerard Beekmans (Linux From Scratch)
- Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2008, Linspire 6.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 7.10
- New distributions: MitraX, PureOS, Syllable Server, Untangle Gateway Platform
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
jon-reagan.blogspot: Yesterday afternoon I decided to go ahead and get Ubuntu 7.10, via upgrade. I could not be happier.
Also: Ubuntu will be my primary OS
And: First experience with Ubuntu
All About Linux: There are hundreds of Linux distributions targeting a diverse sets of users. One such specialized Linux distribution which is targeted specifically at servers is the Engrade Secure Linux. As the name indicates, this Linux distribution lays stress on the security aspect.
computerworld: In his Oct. 1 column, Michael Gartenberg claimed that Linux is still far from making it on the desktop. As someone who has tracked Linux’s progress since 1991 and the progress of the IT industry since 1979, I would like to offer an alternative perspective.
lkmltimes: Stefan Heinrichsen asked on the LKML: "Can someone tell me where to find a list of companies (don’t matter in which country) that employ kernel developers?” Greg Kroah-Hartman replied.
Raiden's Realm: New versions of all the major Linux distributions are released regularly throughout the year, with new versions of some distributions croping up almost every week. Downloading, installing and trashing away a Linux distribution recklessly without giving it much time for testing and exploration are the salient land marks of distribution hopping.
pcworld.ca: Multi-OS options like dual-booting and virtualization software have made it easier than ever to use whichever OS is best suited to the task you need to perform. Here's our take on the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.
linux.com: If OpenOffice.org's own bibliography feature doesn't really cut it for you, you have several choices. One popular bibliography solution is Bibus, a cross-platform tool that integrates nicely with OpenOffice.org. It is, however, not the only bibliographical tool out there. In fact, there is another nifty tool called Zotero that turns Firefox into a powerful research tool.
beranger: I am finally persuaded that Mandriva 2008.0 is one of their finest release in recent times — not without bugs (hey, this is still Mandriva!), but I couldn't find anything really severe, no real showstopper as of yet. It should work on most people's hardware, and it should feel much more responsive than openSUSE 10.3, for instance. Heck, they have even improved their website — check out the download page!
tectonic: The Ubuntu development team last week Ubuntu 7.10) ahead of this week's (October 18) full release of this popular distribution. Desktop Linux distribution Mandriva 2008 was also released last week after six months of development and testing. A little longer in the coming but no less anticipated was the release of Linspire 6.0 last week.
Computing SA: Mark Shuttleworth says the correct adoption of open source will yield positive returns not only for SA, but for the rest of the continent, since our country is the gateway to Africa’s economic development.
iTWire: Over the weekend I carved up the hard drive on my IBM ThinkPad T60 so I could dual-boot XP Pro with Ubuntu. The purpose of the exercise is to see if I can satisfactorily recreate my Standard Operating Environment in Ubuntu and gradually ween myself off Windows.
ittoolbox blogs: I have had a television card in my computer for many years. As my computer is my all round entertainment/work/learning system I use it for watching television as well. Not to mention that my taste in programs doesn't agree with what my other half likes.
fridge.ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at the new Firefox plugin work. Today we turn to one of the most vexing of questions for many Linux users: hardware support and all that it means.
OSWeekly: Which OS do you think is best for computer forensics? Obviously, being as we are Linux users, we'd likely recommend admins consider using a Linux-based approach for such a task. But which applications are honestly available on this platform? Not only that, are any of them open source?
portal.itauth.com: Is BSD ready for prime-time? PC-BSD 1.4, a desktop-centered, FreeBSD based operating system has just been released and is looking to attract attention from the growing throngs of Linux users. But how well does it stack up to popular and easy to use Linux distributions like Ubuntu?
computerworld: I am neither a Linux vendor nor a programmer. I am, however, a Linux end user. As such, I can attest to the error in some of Michael Gartenberg’s comments [“Linux Still Doesn’t Make It on Desktop,” Opinion, Oct. 1].