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First Glance at SimplyMEPIS 8.5

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Interviews

osnews.com: Warren Woodford has his own vision and he's made it accessible to the world via MEPIS. This week he was willing to take a few minutes to talk about his creation.

Nokia's N900: Desktop Linux without the desk.

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In a previous post I wrote about how easy it was to use Nokia’s N900 out of the box. Today I’ll give you just a taste of what’s possible when you unlock the its full potential as handheld Linux computer.

More here.

Dedicated Vi device vies for buyers

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Hardware

theregister.co.uk: The NanoNote is a £90 portable computer, sporting open source hardware and software, but no wireless and little more than a Vi editor in the way of applications.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 345

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Haiku
  • News: Fedora developers stage "unrest", a look at Mandriva's history, openSUSE 11.2 "LXDE" and "Xfce" live CDs, Wolvix 2.0.0
  • Questions and answers: Loopback devices
  • Released last week: Frugalware Linux 1.2, VortexBox 1.2, PC/OS 10.1
  • Upcoming releases: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 4
  • New distributions: Crociato O.S., Pack4Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

I'm not breaking up with Windows, but we're seeing other people

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Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: For many enterprises, 2010 is going to be the year they decide whether or not to jump on board with Windows 7, or stick with Windows XP. I’ve decided to avoid Windows 7, whenever possible, and rely on Mac and Linux to power my primary systems.

The Greek Alphabet

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I sometimes wonder if there are people in this business who think that the third letter of the Greek alphabet is "RC". This is only in part due to the regrettable decline in classic education, but more largely due to the expanding popularity and importance of pre-release software distributions.

CrunchPad spin-off JooJoo spins up for launch

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Hardware

apcmag.com: Due to debut a week before the iPad, the Linux-powered tablet sports an Atom processor, Nvidia’s Ion graphics engine, 3G radio and a new UI.

Big distributions, little RAM

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thelinuxexperiment.com: As you know I am currently running OpenSUSE 11.2 on my laptop. While I have enjoyed my time using it, I have noticed that this particular distribution tends to be on the heavy side of memory usage. This got me thinking.

Fedora 13 alpha arrives amid controversy

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desktoplinux.com: The Fedora project has released an alpha version of Fedora 13. Meanwhile, on LWN.net, Jonathan Corbet reports on the growing controversy in the Fedora community over the quantity and quality of updates.

Shotwell 0.5 Has Been Released

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Shotwell 0.5 (Gnome Photo Manager) new features:

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Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

I have to say, Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet shattered my expectations. Obliterated them. Overall, I was expecting a distro that would be about as good as its parent. Instead, I got this fine piece of digital machinery, which purrs and meows and growls like a turbo-charged tiger, if this silly metaphor makes any sense. Or is it an analogy? Now, one tiny software glitch, plus one big regression that affects the entire family. That's the sum of my complains. On the plus side, Xubuntu fully supports the hardware, including the tricky UEFI stuff, it's fast, robust, elegant, rich in software and features, simple and fun to use, and it works well with anything I've thrown at it. By far the best distro of this year. I don't give out 10/10 lightly, but I'm inclined to do that right now, even though the few tiny problems we've had prevent me from doing that. However, the whole package reminds me of Fuduntu, really. Pure and simple and just good. 9.99999/10. Try it, you won't be disappointed. We're done here. Read more

Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

Rosendahl emphasized that Akanda was born as open-source software and will remain open-source. From a commercial perspective what Akanda provides to enterprises is support and professional services. Read more

A New Firefox OS phone

Last Monday, I bought the phone anyway. I must say that I am very pleased by its performance and very cheap price. One can swap the SIM card to use the phone with another carrier here, too. Read more