ostatic.com: Because it's only proper to give credit where it's due, Matt Kohut, Worldwide Competitive Analyst for Lenovo, could be spot on in his prediction that Linux will remain a niche market on netbooks.
channelinsider.com: Xandros Launches Presto, a $19 Linux Distribution that should have been just what the Netbook market needed to stave off Windows 7 Starter Edition.
itpro.co.uk: Has Linux just lost the best chance it had to break into the mainstream desktop operating system market?
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Opinion: FOSS needs a central bug tracker
- Tips and tricks: Reverting to older kernel under Ubuntu
- News: Ubuntu takes pre-orders for Jaunty, Mandriva supports Smolt, Easy Peasy focuses on interface improvements, interview with Fedora developer
- Released last week: Sabayon Linux 4.1 "GNOME", SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Mythbuntu 9.04
- New additions: Satux
- New distributions: Desktop Paraná, Lihuen
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinfusion.com: If you are looking for something small to run on an older computer, SliTaz is definitely a worthy contender to look into. Do not let the small size of the ISO fool you. It contains more than enough software to get you going.
groklaw.net: I saw an article the other day, repeating the mistaken view that there was Minix code in an early version of Linux. I knew that was not true, because for one thing Linus told us it was not true years ago. And Andrew Tanenbaum confirmed.
blogs.computerworld.com: If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?