zdnet.com: The Linux Mint distribution is giving users three different flavors of GNOME to choose from for their desktop use.
linuxbsdos.com: New users tend to flock to distributions with easy to use installation programs, that is, to distributions with graphical installers. Some people will probably disagree with that statement, but most users feel more at home with a point-and-click interface, than with a terminal.
ubuntuvibes.com: Many people think Ubuntu codenames are funny, weird, strange and what not. Do you know that all Kernel releases have their names too.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: A first look at ZevenOS 2.0 "Neptune"
- News: openSUSE 12.1 feedback, Linux Mint's GNOME dilemma, Ubuntu health check, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Andrew Tanenbaum
- Questions and answers: File systems for USB flash drives
- Released last week: openSUSE 12.1, Tiny Core Linux 4.1
- Upcoming releases: Mageia 2 Alpha 1
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Here in the Linux blogosphere, the start of the holidays is always met with mixed feelings. Nevertheless, plenty of good can come out of the holidays as well, and what better example than the expression of gratitude?
zdnetasia.com: During TechRepublic's Live Event, I said that I could hand a Linux machine to new users and give them the information necessary to make sure their transition to Linux was successful--and they wouldn't be hounding me constantly on how X is done or asking, "What is Y?"
arstechnica.com: A group of evolutionary biologists, however, has now used the tools of ecosystem analysis to look at the evolution of Debian releases, examining things like package dependencies and software incompatibility.
it.toolbox.com: Lets face it. Modern day Linux installations are nowhere near as fast as they were a few years ago. It seems that they have been adding in everything, including the kitchen sink. To be fair, the kitchen sink will be used somewhere down the line. A
detroitgeek.com: Being an advocate of Linux Mint, which is a derivative based on Ubuntu, which is a derivative of Debian; I noticed a nasty bug back in July of 2011. Ubuntu 11.04 was released in April of that year and I waited for the bugs to be shaken out of the rug and finally installed it.
ainer.org: A little over a year ago I fired up the then latest version of Fedora (13) and found much that I liked. Ultimately though, it just wasn’t the right tool for the job and I ended up going back to Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Fast forward another year.