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Glyn Moody: One of the problems with open source is that much of it happens invisibly. Whereas proprietary software, which is sold, has to publicised at some point, open source can simply be written: whether or not it gets used is a question of the author's personal inclinations.
tectonic.co.za: Most users know about proprietary software packages such as Norton Ghost that can be used for cloning hard disks for backup or distribution purposes. And a few may know about Partition Image, an open source alternative for saving partition images. But how many users know about Clonezilla, an all-in-one cloning tool that promises both speed and power?
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at PC-BSD 1.5
- News: Ubuntu beta freeze, KNOPPIX release update, PCLinuxOS E17 edition, unofficial
- Gentoo live CD, BSD Certification update, package management in OpenSolaris
- Released last week: Foresight Linux 2.0, Frugalware Linux 0.8
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Beta, OpenBSD 4.3
- Site news: Mining DistroWatch.com logs, Xandros Eee PC edition
- New addition: Clonezilla Live
- New distribution: MallorcaLinux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linux.com: Sunbird, Mozilla's calendar application, supports extensions just as Firefox and Thunderbird do. What kind of extensions work with a calendar? How about being able to get a weather forecast when you're setting up a golf date, or exporting your desktop calendar to a Web service?
beranger.org: Six weeks before Fedora 9, I thought I could take the risk to install F9 Alpha and to run Rawhide instead of installing Fedora 8 and upgrade to Fedora 9 something like two months later. I was terribly wrong.
stephencuyos.com: I have recently acquired a brand new Macbook (2.2 GHz, 1Gb RAM). The first thing I did with it was to resize the OSX partition using Boot Camp to make space for Linux. Now my Macbook dualboots Leopard and Ubuntu.
reghardware.co.uk: Is this the face of Asus' diminutive desktop Eee PC? The machine, snapped at the CeBIT show earlier this month, was certainly tagged with the Eee's own slogan, "Easy to Play. Easy to Learn. Easy to Work".
linuxinsider.com: Ah, Spring. It's the time of rebirth, renewal and hope, and it's almost here! Too bad, then, that so many hopes were dashed last week when Wal-Mart announced it was pulling the Linux-driven Everex Green gPC from its retail store shelves.
phoronix.com: The first alpha release of KDE 4.1 isn't planned until the end of April, but this past weekend the OpenSuSE team had updated their KDE Four Live spin against the latest KDE 4.0.66 snapshot packages.
Matt Asay: Has open source been positive or negative for its primary (commercial) proponents? That's the question I asked myself yesterday about Red Hat, Sun, and Novell, and found the answer interesting. I looked at these three as they, more than any others, have results that can be isolated and directly attributed to open source.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Support for alternate direction layouts (vertical, horizontal) in Kickoff. Improvements in the Device Notifier applet, with support for window icons in the Pager Plasmoid in Plasma, with the "Trash" applet moving into kdebase, the "Luna" applet moving to extragear, and the "Contacts" and "Converter" runners moving into kdereview.
gentoo.org: Hello and welcome to the third issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. Last month we ran graphical statistics on an experimental basis. While most of you think they're a good idea in general, there seemed to be general dislike for 3D pie-charts. We've replaced two pie-charts with bar-graphs, and made the remaining pie-chart two dimensional. We've also split the package addition and removal lists by week, in hopes of improving readability.
- Debian bugs
- Microsoft OOXML SDK renews standards debate
- Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests
- Hands on: open-source scripting environment Komodo Edit 4.3
- Finding open source project teams
- adventures with cross-distro nfs
- Power your command line with Terminator
- ATI R200 Documentation Coming Too
blue-gnu.biz: Mining the logs from the famous DistroWatch.com website enables to formally assess the trends in the GNU/Linux ecosystem. In particular, this first part analyzes the popularity of Ubuntu with respect to the former predominance of Mandriva.
redmonk.com: Once besieged by basic questions ranging from “is it open source?” to “will it make money?,” the open source world is increasingly facing more mature, nuanced questions and assertions.
jonreagan.wordpress: Using full KDE, meaning the KDE environment and all KDE applications, I have learned about the various applications and their usage. After using it for a week, what have I found?
- Install all your applications with 3 commands
- How To: fixing Evolution after home directory changed (Failed to append to mbox)
- Software installation 101
- NFS - Creating a Network drive Quick NFS how-to
- Installing Flashplayer 9 on Fedora 8.0 64bit
- Argus 3: Audit Trail with HGWL
- HOWTO: Virtualize Windows on Ubuntu Gutsy using KVM, Part II
- Linux Partition Quickie
nuxified.org: I am honored to have had a chance to interview two of the most dedicated Freedomware and GNU/Linux advocates. Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero answered a number of questions about Lindependence 2008, an ambitious, multifaceted new advocacy project they have started recently. So, let's get right down to it!
downloadsquad.com: All right, the headline is a little bit of a lie. Some Linux installs are hairier, take longer, and just aren't as soothing as the one we're about to show you. They do all work approximately the same way, however, and that's just fine for us as a point of illustration.
PR: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced at opening day of BrainShare 2008 that the Fujitsu LifeBook U810, LifeBook T2010, LifeBook P1620 ultra-portable convertible notebooks and the LifeBook S6510 thin and light notebook have been YES Certified by Novell. The certification means the notebooks have been stringently tested for compatibility with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell.