thevarguy.com: Most politicians probably don’t use Linux. After all, some of them have barely figured out computers at all. But since the American presidential campaigning season is once again upon us, I’ve been wondering to myself lately: If the candidates did run Linux, which distribution would they choose?
h-online.com: Linux kernels 3.0.17, 3.1.9 and 3.2.1 fix a problem with the handling of IGMP packets that was introduced with updates in Linux 2.6.36.
zdnet.co.uk: I admit, that I am still running Fedora 14 for most of my machines, which is the last version to include the Gnome 2 desktop. I've purposely not upgraded because I haven't had the time yet to explore Gnome 3.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Kororaa Linux 16
- News: FreeBSD 9.0 update, testing Unity 5.0, new features in Fedora 17, interviews with Debian's Steve McIntyre and openSUSE's Frédéric Crozat, Linux Mint overview
- Questions and answers: SOPA and open-source software
- Released last week: FreeBSD 9.0, PC-BSD 9.0, Fuduntu 2012.1
- New additions: Leeenux
- New distributions: Bachata Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): There's no doubt the Linux world has seen its share of good news over the past year or so, but every once in a while a tidbit comes along that calls for a little extra fanfare. Case in point:
zdnet.com: A tiny but vocal minority of Linux fanatics are pounding the table today over a new security feature called Secure Boot that will be introduced in Windows 8, shrilly accusing Microsoft once again of a conspiracy to “lock out” Linux. They are pounding the table because the facts are not on their side.
all-things-linux.blogspot: Always on the lookout for something interesting I found three more esoteric spins of major distributions and set out to give them a quick test run.
darkduck.com: There are different general directions in Linux distribution development, taking into consideration the dilemma of free vs non-free software.
phoronix.com: New patches have been published for the Btrfs file-system that implement support for Google's Snappy compression algorithm, which promises to deliver better performance beyond LZO compression.