itworld.com: Linux is getting some credit from at least one CERN staff member for its participation in the tentatively successful find of the Higgs Boson particle this week.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): In a recent article over at Datamation, it wasn't so much human-to-human matchmaking being discussed as it was pairing of the human-to-desktop kind. Finding your perfect match with a Linux desktop environment can be worse than using an online dating site.
h-online.com: The developers at the Porteus project have released version 1.2 of their portable Linux distribution. Porteus is a Slackware-based minimal live system that offers a choice of lightweight desktop environments.
tgdaily.com: One of my all time favorite pieces of geek tech is the Commodore 64. You will probably be happy to learn that Commodore USA is working on an operating system which mimics the look and the feel of the original OS.
cinemablend.com: There's a lot of drama right now over the Linux users being banned in Diablo III. A small portion of the Linux Wine community have come forward to say that they have been banned and they say that they are not cheaters.
pcworld.com: Lately, the DistroWatch page-hit rankings have provided a particularly vivid illustration: Mageia Linux, which didn't even appear in the site's top 10 when I wrote about it late last year, is now in the No. 4 spot.
zdnet.com: Some people are complaining that neither Google nor Ubuntu refer to their operating systems as Linux, here's why they don't use the "L" word.
cinemablend.com: Listen up Linux users, if you're using Linux plus Wine you can allegedly be banned from Diablo III and you won't be getting any refunds back at all. All the Linux users were cheating.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: TurnKey Linux 11.3
- News: Red Hat and Btrfs, Ubuntu's efficient Unity, Sabayon with MATE, Mandriva and RPM 5
- Questions and Answers: ZFS on Linux
- Released last week: Oracle Linux 6.3, Parted Magic 2012_06_26
- Donations: MATE and LibreCAD receive US$250 each
- New additions: Descent|OS
- New distributions: Anansi OS, Cultix, Notalinux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
internetnews.com: For years, I've been saying that a Firefox OS is a good thing. Now at long last, Mozilla has seen the same light and is rebranding the effort once known as Boot to Gecko (B2G) as Firefox OS.