This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Gazing at Scientific Linux
- News: On first beta of RHEL 6, hidden features in Fedora 13, Edubuntu 10.04 improvements, new SimplyMEPIS USB images, the end of Xandros Desktop
- Questions and answers: Release cycles
- Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010, Macpup Opera 2.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.04, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6
- New distributions: GnackTrack, Kappan OS, MaheshaBSD, MeeGo
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
zdnet.com/perlow: It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.
- Keeping up with everyone (& free Fedora Blogs)
- A peek into Fedora 13beta
- How to Install the RPM Package in Fedora
blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was involved with a conversation on a Linux mailing list regarding the current state of the operating system. Outside of all the gladhanding and back patting (well deserved I must say), one of the issues that was brought up was emulation.
robinzrants.wordpress: A Debian web site linked to my “Debian Doesn’t Love Me” post here and, as expected, the response has been predictable. I received more than a dozen very rude, very vitriolic comments to moderate. Some were absolutely profane.
dedoimedo.com: I am a great fan of virtualization products, VMware in particular. Player, Server, ESXi, they all offer a range of creative, useful solutions to the computer user when it comes to running multiple instances of various operating systems, all at once.
techradar.com: For tasks like controlling and monitoring the distro's underlying system, the command line remains indispensable. Here are some commands that will elevate you from a total newbie to an informed command line user.
cmdln.org: Monitoring and analyzing performance is an important task for any sysadmin. Disk I/O bottlenecks can bring applications to a crawl. What is an IOP? Should I use SATA, SAS, or FC? How many spindles do I need? What RAID level should I use? Is my system read or write heavy?
linux-mag.com: System Administrator Dilemma #942: Send a Data Center Service Tech out to pop open the case to tell you what’s in your system or use two simple commands.
wine-reviews.net: With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents.