ubunite.com: So I recently did a small test to see what my family and friends would think about Ubuntu or any distro that uses GNOME, the results all favor one common thing; the UI SUCKS, as in how it looks.
lwn.net: Andrew Tridgell has posted a new patch intended to enable the kernel to work around the VFAT patents. Unlike the previous version, this patch preserves the long filename functionality.
makeuseof.com: With the different audio and video formats available, there is often the need to inter convert amongst them - sometimes for quality and sometimes for compatibility. Here are some of the better software.
smspillaz.wordpress: Accuse me of blogspam and whatnot, but I saw this, it was really cool and I thought I just /had/ to share it with you.
Also: Clever windows management for Gnome
osrevolution.com: Miro is an open source program developed to deliver high quality Internet TV, and is trying to capture a large portion of the Internet TV market.
junauza.com: For web browsing, most of us would prefer Firefox or Opera because of their speed, security, stability, and overall features. For a change, why not try some of these Free and Open Source web browsers that you may have never heard of:
aplawrence.com: "... they were afraid to run fsck for several months". That little sentence fragment was part of a support email I received this week. I've heard similar things in the past. The fear is that fsck will "make things worse".
v00d00.net: Many fully fledged distros have drawn praise for bringing something new to the linux arena, while relying on the solid foundation of a mother distro. There has been much comment in the community about these new distros taking the mother distros work, adding to it and pushing out releases without passing those additions back to the mother distro.
h-online.com: Almost two years after its initial announcement, the Linux Solution Group (LiSoG) has now presented specificationsPDF for its OSDtBench (Open Source based Desktop Benchmark) desktop benchmark suite and demonstrated a prototype at LinuxTag 2009 in Berlin.
berkeleylug.com: Even Mark Shuttleworth is willing to admit that OSX has a pretty nice usable interface that is a good goal for desktop Linux to beat in the coming year or so. Even if you don’t want to replicate the mac, you might still be interested in replacing one of the two Gnome taskbars with a dock.