This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at CrossOver XI from CodeWeavers
- News: Free updates for Oracle Linux, overview of Scientific Linux, Xubuntu and Mageia updates, Skolelinux interview, OmniBoot
- Questions and answers: Private communication and backups with GPG
- Released last week: Zorin OS 6 "Lite", VectorLinux 7.0 "Light", Pear OS 4
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a 7 inch tablet and open source KDE Plasma Active software. The €200 tablet is expected to start shipping in May, but the folks behind the official Vivaldi user forum at OpenTablets.org got their hands on an early unit — and they’ve ripped it apart to see what makes it tick.
news.idg.no: Linux is awesome. It's a powerful, capable, flexible operating system with tremendous potential. But, it's never going to be a factor on the desktop, so don't even waste your time considering it.
- Forbes Earnings Preview: Red Hat
- 5 Things to Watch This Week: Red Hat, Houses...
- 5 Reasons Not to Worry This Week
datamation.com: Up until recently, Linux and Android have been two separate open source projects with two separate identities. But now with the release of the new version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, the two projects have begun an assimilation into a single entity.
raphaelhertzog.com: Jörg is a very active contributor within Debian, and has been for a long time. This explains why he holds so many roles (FTPmaster and Debian Account Manager being the 2 most important ones)… Better known as Ganneff (his IRC nick), he’s not exactly the typical hacker.
zdnet.co.uk: With the newly announced Vector Linux 7.0 Light you not only get to a lightweight Linux distribution, you get to choose how light you want it. The distribution ISO includes four different configurations.
itworld.com: We dance around the topic of what the Linux desktop needs to succeed all the time, and usually it comes down to this argument: the Linux desktop needs to have a better design.
zdnet.co.uk: Iceland's push to move its public sector to open-source software has made some headway, with most of the shift seeing Windows swapped for Linux.
eracc.com: Back in the Fall of 2011, September 4th to be exact, I decided it was time to migrate from the sinking ship of Mandriva to the new Mageia, It is now six months later and I am ready to report on my experience.