Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It has been a relatively slow week for new releases in the open source community.
Welcome to this year's twentieth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
ostatic.com: Zenwalk Linux 7.2 was released today with "many optimizations at different levels." Zenwalk is based on Slackware Linux, but aims to be faster, easier, and smaller.
all-things-linux.blogspot: I haven't upgraded to Slackware 14 yet and in a moment of madness obliterated my old install to start all afresh. That leaves some room to try the new release of Absolute Linux first which of course is based on Slackware. So here we go.
linuxuser.co.uk: Don’t you trust the websites you’re visiting? Thanks to Qubes, you can visit them in disposable virtual machines and isolate many other applications from each other
maketecheasier.com: Recently, I come across this tiny Linux distro that weighs only 12MB and it boots up really fast. I am referring to Tiny Core Linux.
wired.com: In a chat with tech lovers at Slashdot on Thursday, Torvalds compared the hard drive to Satan. Yes, Satan — as in “Get thee behind me, Satan.”
pcpro.co.uk: Earlier this year we launched an appeal. We wanted you to help us with our Linux Labs. We didn’t want you to answer a few multiple choice questions; we didn’t want plain numbers. We wanted you to help us write the reviews themselves.
itwire.com: Fifteen days from today, Windows 8 will go on sale; only hardware that is certified to work with this system will be able to boot it, with signed keys being used to determine whether a genuine system is being booted.
linuxbsdos.com: CAINE, acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, is a Linux distribution specially crafted for performing computer (digital) forensics. The latest edition, CAINE 3.0, code-named Quasar, was released on October 3. It is the project’s fifth release, and also marks the first release with MATE as the desktop environment.