pcworld.com: Over the weekend I wrote a post called “Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead” which seems to have sparked some controversy among the Linux crowd.
itworld.com: It seems scarcely a year can go by in the world of computer technology without some eager young blogger or another grandly proclaiming the death of Linux on the desktop.
itworld.com: After delving into where in the world people seem most keen on Linux, I couldn't resist taking the research into Google Insights a bit further and seeing what trends were visible on the questions of which Linux distribution seemed to be most popular over time.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at CrossOver XI from CodeWeavers
- News: Free updates for Oracle Linux, overview of Scientific Linux, Xubuntu and Mageia updates, Skolelinux interview, OmniBoot
- Questions and answers: Private communication and backups with GPG
- Released last week: Zorin OS 6 "Lite", VectorLinux 7.0 "Light", Pear OS 4
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a 7 inch tablet and open source KDE Plasma Active software. The €200 tablet is expected to start shipping in May, but the folks behind the official Vivaldi user forum at OpenTablets.org got their hands on an early unit — and they’ve ripped it apart to see what makes it tick.
news.idg.no: Linux is awesome. It's a powerful, capable, flexible operating system with tremendous potential. But, it's never going to be a factor on the desktop, so don't even waste your time considering it.
- Forbes Earnings Preview: Red Hat
- 5 Things to Watch This Week: Red Hat, Houses...
- 5 Reasons Not to Worry This Week
datamation.com: Up until recently, Linux and Android have been two separate open source projects with two separate identities. But now with the release of the new version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, the two projects have begun an assimilation into a single entity.
raphaelhertzog.com: Jörg is a very active contributor within Debian, and has been for a long time. This explains why he holds so many roles (FTPmaster and Debian Account Manager being the 2 most important ones)… Better known as Ganneff (his IRC nick), he’s not exactly the typical hacker.
zdnet.co.uk: With the newly announced Vector Linux 7.0 Light you not only get to a lightweight Linux distribution, you get to choose how light you want it. The distribution ISO includes four different configurations.