aplawrence.com: A customer reported that a Linux machine used for ssh access (to in turn give telnet access to an ancient SCO machine) was refusing logins. I asked him to try logging in as root at the console; he was unable to do so.
daniweb.com: Have you searched for Linux distributions that are 100% free? Did you find more than one that suited your needs? Well, here's a list of nine from which you can choose your favorite. Free means freedom to alter, redistribute, sell or release as a different product with no restrictions on you or your new distribution.
informationweek.com/blog: A Boston-based startup named Litl is taking a big risk: they're betting people will go for a netbook that sports a Linux-based OS and focuses on Web-/network-based productivity (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The risk is in the pricetag:
terminally-incoherent.com: Recently a friend of mine approached me with a weird question: how to install Windows on a machine without a CD or Floppy drive. I was intrigued. The obvious question here was “why?” “Why don’t you just keep Ubuntu?” I asked him.
blog.flameeyes.eu: Some people think that no operating system has any need for distributions, but one of the thing that impress most the users who switch is, in many cases (at least that I could look at myself) the presence of distributions and the ability to install almost any software by simply looking it up in the package manager.
jeffhoogland.blogspot: With the recent popularity netbooks have experienced in the last two years we have seen a slew of Linux distros released gear specifically for these tiny screens. For the last couple of weeks I have had my Asus EEE PC booting an upcoming netbook orientated distro called Jolicloud.
igneousquill.net: The open source community is, in my experience, a fairly friendly place for the most part. Seriously. Only rarely do I run into serious jerks in the FOSS crowd. When I do, though, the circumstances usually follow a pattern.
antirez.com: Something like one year ago I switched from Linux to Mac OS X. It was not an easy switch if you think that my desktop on Linux used to be with a minimal configuration, super fast virtual desktop, border-less windows. What I'm missing are a number of important tools that made the Linux experience so much comfortable. So here is my list of what's wrong with Mac.
jimlynch.com: There’s a unique breed of Linux user out there these days and they’re called “distrohoppers.” So what exactly makes somebody keep switching around to different Linux distributions? I don’t think it has anything to do with a natural tendency toward distropromiscuity.
businessinsider.com: The CrunchPad, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's entry into the gadget business, is still missing in action. Are higher-than-expected costs to blame?