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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 329

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at openSUSE 11.2
  • News: Fedora 12 hits mirrors, openSUSE releases Linux for Education, Mandriva Cooker updates X.Org and desktops to latest versions, five years of pfSense
  • Questions and answers: Why Ubuntu "fails" Shields Up port scanning and how to fix it
  • Released last week: openSUSE 11.2, sidux 2009-03
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 12
  • New additions: Salix OS, VortexBox
  • New distributions: ABC GNU/Linux, GhostBSD
  • Reader comments

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

My life with Linux: the daily ups and downs of switching to open source

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: Linux is turning up in everything from netbooks to Dell PCs, but is it actually fit to replace Windows? Stuart Turton spends a week with Linux to find out.

Linux rulz: Top500 says so

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  • Linux rulz: Top500 says so
  • Top 500 supers - rise of the Linux quad-cores
  • Jaguar supercomputer races past Roadrunner in Top500

Linux: Making Your Desktop Calm

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Software

jjinux.blogspot.com: Have you ever noticed that the more you tweak your desktop theme, the more it drives you crazy? I've always sought after the perfect wallpaper. However, the cooler the wallpaper is, the more it drives me crazy.

Linux Contractor Fired for Using Firefox/Linux

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Moz/FF

linuxlock.blogspot: The principle is a guy who works with Linux Servers for a living. He was contacted by the Indian Contracting Company to patch the 1000+ linux servers with some proprietary software. He jumped through all the hoops... and dutifully logged into the website and hit enter. The page would not render.

Linux for those old PCs? This ‘Puppy’ shows you how

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blog.syracuse.com: In the current excitement over a new version of Windows and some stunning new Mac computers, both Microsoft and Apple seem to be forgetting something: You don’t have to use a Mac or a Windows PC. You can save a bundle of money by installing a free operating system on your PC.

CrunchPad tablet is alive, well, and under $400

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Hardware

liliputing.com: Last week the folks at The Business Insider started predicting that Michael Arrington’s CrunchPad tablet was dead. Apparently the reports of the CrunchPad’s death are a bit premature.

Linux Version of App Store?

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Software

lebokov21.com: Today I read a blog post from the technology section of Canada.com. In the post, the author mentioned about Apple’s App Store in which it is really true that “there’s an App for that”. He was saying that there are over 100,000 applications available on App Store and you can find anything you want. As a Linux user myself, I have to say that Linux users have been enjoying this for a long time.

What about the unknown Linux distros?

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totalinux.org: Practically the entire planet has heard of Ubuntu due to it’s colossal marketing machine, free CD’s, huge online community and related user blogs. But what about all the other distros that haven’t made it to Distrowatch yet?

Microsoft to ship Linux tools

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Microsoft
Software

tgdaily.com: Proprietary software giant Microsoft is getting into peddling Linux tools. The Redmond outfit has just bought the Teamprise-related assets of SourceGear.

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