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meandubuntu.wordpress: Well, I gave KDE a whirl, but it’s not ready for me yet, so I thought I might try out XFCE. The first thing I wanted to do was get mono and mono apps off my system, just to see where that would put me. I lost three apps.
beranger.org: Using Mandriva has always been a love-hate relationship for me. Mandriva's distros were attractive, but quite buggy. In old times, whatever you could get for free was already outdated: I still remember the frustration. In recent times, it was mostly about the random bugs.
linux.com: NimbleX, a Slackware-based distribution, advertises itself as "the new wave of Linux." However, what is appealing in NimbleX -- its speed and small footprint and the resulting selection of alternative software choices -- will likely strike veteran GNU/Linux users as being very old school.
ostatic.com: Forget special sale prices on calculators and dorm room furniture, Fedora has the ultimate back-to-school offer -- a schloarship program for college-bound students who contribute to free software and the Fedora Project.
And: * Where Red Hat (And Its Partners) Profit Most
* Fedora infrastructure breach?
* Changing Window Manager on Fedora
internetling.com: What a week! I’ve been working on my podcast so I’m a bit behind on posting. Here’s an interesting compilation of Linux distribution which resemble Apple’s Mac OS 10. They might not be identical, but you guys who like Apple’s design might appreciate the fact yu can get something like it, with the nice-on-the-inside GNU/Linux kernel, out-of-the-box. For free.
blogs.zdnet.com: In the name of defining jargon, Forbes this week tries a complete rewrite of open source history. This is accomplished by someone named Dan Woods, who calls his company Evolved Media.
libreinfo.wordpress: Finally, after testing, using and experimenting with dozens of GNU/Linux distributions during the last 4 years, I’ve found my ultimate distro of choice. It’s ArchLinux. I’ve never been so happy to be a GNU/Linux user as today.
- Debian @15 is it still relevant?
- Debian GNU/Linux: 15 Years Old and at the Crossroads
OpenBSD provides a UNIX distribution with a primary emphasis on security and cryptography. If you're looking for a UNIX distribution to deploy in the most critical nexus in your network infrastructure, look no further than OpenBSD. The recent release of OpenBSD—version 4.3—includes several new features and bug fixes that this article reviews.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Mandriva Flash 2008.1 on ASUS Eee PC 900
- News: Slackware tests KDE 4.1, Fedora suffers from update outage, attackers crack LinuxMint.com, interviews with Ubuntu's Scott Remnant and gOS's David Liu, Zypper tips and tricks
- Released last week: Scientific Linux 5.2 "Live CD/DVD", ClarkConnect 4.3
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2, openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2
- New additions: FaunOS, Inquisitor
- New distributions: Asterisk on IPCop
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Canonical has become a member of the Foundation.
linux.com: Gmail, Google's popular Web mail application, is already full of useful features all on its own. But Firefox users can further customize Gmail with a variety of add-ons. Some only change the appearance, while others add functionality that makes Gmail more like a personal planner than just a plain old email application. Let's take a look at three Firefox add-ons for Gmail.
ubuntu.sg: Many refer Linux as an Operating System. Linux is not an Operating System. GNU/Linux is. Linux refers to the Kernel of an Operating System.
netsplit.com: The Concept Distro would be an engineering project to allow developers and maintainers to let their imaginations run wild. It’d be released, probably to demonstrate at a major event, and would explicitly not be supported.
- Improving Font Rendering in Ubuntu
- openSuse compared after some time
- Review of CrossOver Linux 7.0.2
- Git 1.6.0 Released
- Ubuntu growing its ecosystem of apps, partners, Canonical says
- Why it’s a bad idea to use Debian Sid for daily use
- Linux Outlaws 51 - Too Young for Jail
blogs.techrepublic.com: I am going out on a limb here…really opening myself up for a flame-war. But you know - there are some defining moments that beg for such an action. That action? To question why anyone (when they KNOW the difference) would seriously choose a Windows operating system over Linux.
- Rotate Desktop Backgrounds in Ubuntu
- Tip: Hiding Files Inside An Image in Linux
- Unix and Linux Online Dictionary Shell Script
- 20 beautiful dark themes for Gnome and Ubuntu
ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #104 for the week of August 10th - August 16th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Intrepid Alpha-4 released, Global Bug Jam: Retrospective, and much, much more!
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Drigg and Pligg are pieces of software that will allow you to create Digg-like sites. People sometimes ask me if they should pick Drigg or Pligg. When it happens, I am not sure what I should answer. This article will hopefully solve the dilemma for most of them.
kde.org: In the next People Behind KDE interview, we stay in the United States of America to meet a KDE developer who could be a JuKebox in another life, someone who helps you build development versions of KDE - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Michael Pyne.