Welcome to this year's twenty-second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
arstechnica.com: There aren't many options for Linux users who want an Ultrabook that comes preloaded with their favorite distro. But the recently-introduced ZaReason UltraLap 430 aims to change that, pairing penguin power with the popular Ultrabook form factor.
debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug Squashing Parties (BSPs) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs.
computerworlduk.com: It seems it has been a good year for the Foundation, with a number of major companies joining up for the first time, or upgrading their membership. Zemlin says that income as a result has gone up by "double digit percentages".
Supercharge your Raspberry Pi. It's project awesome! Take control of your telly, your devices that run embedded Linux and more, as we uncover the potential of the Raspberry Pi. Also in the mag you can delve in to the labyrinth of patents.
ostatic.com: The second alpha of upcoming Mandriva 2012, announced on November 6, reflects some progress while other issues remain. Mageia ran a contest for artwork during the version 2 developmental phase, and it was such a success, they're doing it again for 3. So, test Mandriva and draw some pretty pictures for Mageia.
datamation.com: A few years ago, users had two -- maybe three -- major choices for a Linux Desktop. Now, several user revolts later, they have eight or more. The problem is in the types of desktops that have emerged in the new diversity.
- Absolutely Amazing Ubuntu Alternatives
- Linux Foundation Sponsors Now Includes Microsoft?
- Made in Hong Kong: Linux rising in China?
- Big-time gaming coming to Linux
- Steam Closed Beta Finally Launches On Linux
- Mozilla Foundation to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Up with the IRS
- HP ponies up bigger bucks for Linux Foundation
- OLinuXino A13: A tiny open source computer for under $60
- KDE 'annoys the hell out of' Linus Torvalds
- Fighting with Spam in Linux
- The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS
- NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve with Drivers
- Valve Engineer Drew Bliss Explains Why They Favor Linux Over Windows
- Open Source Ubuntu OS Makes Strides in Emerging Markets
theregister.co.uk: f a major Linux desktop falls in the forest and no one is around to use it, does it make a sound? That's a question the GNOME project would do well to contemplate.