openattitude.com: A funny thing happened last month on Ubuntu release day. Instead of upgrading my installation of Ubuntu Studio as originally planned I did a crazy thing and returned to the welcoming embrace of my very first desktop Linux distribution, Linux Mint.
xjonquilx.co.cc: I’ve been with Sabayon Linux for over a week now and it has already made it to my top Linux distribution list. Let’s get on to the reasons why I love this Linux distribution more than the rest:
debian.org: The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, has confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf12.
zdnet.com: The drumbeat from Linux advocates about a key security feature in Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 is getting louder. They call it an anti-Linux plot. But the two leading PC makers disagree.
h-online.com: Fedora Project developers are proposing to move all executable files and libraries used by them to the /usr/ directory from Fedora 17 onwards and essentially dispensing with /bin/, /lib/, /lib64/ and /sbin/.
datamation.com: Once upon a time, Linux enthusiasts were forced to compile the software they needed. These days however, package management for most Linux distributions has made any sort of software compiling something most people can safely avoid. Do most Linux users really prefer one kind of package management over the other?
datamation.com: Predictions about when the year of the Linux desktop might finally arrive are a long-standing joke. They are so widespread that even Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, laughed about them in his keynote at this year's LinuxCon.
linuxinexile.blogspot: We are only a week or so away from Fedora 16, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to preview what's ahead in this release.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Debian, with a hint of Mint
- News: Interview with OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt, CentOS versus Red Hat, Canonical's position of "Secure Boot"
- Questions and answers: Software patents
- Released last week: Puppy Linux 5.3 "Slacko", Linux From Scratch 7.0
- Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 5.0
- New additions: Bio-Linux
- New distributions: Burhani Linux, Cinux, DeLi(cate), Pacman Linux, Phinx Desktop, RRAbuntu, Sage Live CD, Tizen, Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen responds to a question from a long-time Linux fan about small distributions and hardware support. Here is Jack’s advice on lightweight distributions.