thevarguy.com: That nine-day period will provide a healthy reality check for the Linux market — and it may also reveal how open source initiatives are shaping up across the IT channel. Here’s why.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Puppy Linux 4.2.1
- News: KDE becomes default in openSUSE, Novell promotes appliance building tool, Mandriva switches to Plymouth, Sabayon starts testing 5.0, interview with kernel hacker Greg Kroah-Hartman
- Released last week: CentOS 4.8
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 12 Alpha, FreeBSD 8.0-BETA3
- Site news: Distribution pages get new layout
- New additions: NuTyX GNU/Linux
- New distributions: ÆrieBSD, Gordus GNU/Linux, juntaDados, VENENUX GNU/Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
techradar.com: The release of Fedora 11 comes hot on the heels of Ubuntu's latest offering. Both products are wedded to a six monthly release cycle that follows the biannual release of the Gnome desktop, and they both package the same version – 2.26. They also bundle the same versions of Xfce (4.6), the X server (1.6) and KDE (4.2).
blogs.techrepublic.com: The scene comes up with Larry David (creator of Seinfeld and star of TVs “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) sitting at a desk in front of a laptop. He’s obviously having a bit of trouble (in the way only Larry David can have trouble). He’s getting frustrated at something. He’s growing verklempt over an issue with his laptop. He’s picking it up and shaking it saying “No, no, no, no, no!”
itwire.com: What do you do when Windows will not boot and cannot repair itself from the installation CD? You fire up a Linux Live CD!
osnews.com: A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt.
mossmash.blogspot: This year marks my 10th year as a Linux user. So I guess you could call me a fan of Linux. Fan enough to be able to tell you: its not going to knock Microsoft off its dominate position in business IT.
newsobserver.com: What did you do with your summer vacation? John McLean wrote software to help IBM automate the process of counting computers on its Research Triangle Park campus. Last summer, at Raleigh-based Red Hat, he developed software that helps control robots.
jaanuskase.com: I know. It sounds crazy. But hear me out. They are antithetical not because of the philosophy, but simply because the nature of the products that they make. Linux makes “backend” stuff, while Apple makes “user-facing”/”frontend” stuff. So, they do not compete. And their philosophy is similar.
abhishekrane.com: Windows 7 is all set to release on October 22nd 2009. This latest installation in the Windows series from the Redmond giant is touted as their best so far. People are going crazy over Windows 7 like Microsoft has invented some kind of time travel device.I do not want to disagree with the “fact” that Windows 7 is the best Windows ever but I want to point out that Linux is a 7 hundred times better than Windows 7.