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|Story||Linux Kernel Devs: Fix Your Changelogs!||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 5:24pm|
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|Story||Recoll Finds Your File With Ease||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 6:22am|
|Story||Kernel Log: Intel hibernate bug fixed||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 6:14am|
|Story||Anne Nicolas Retains Mageia Board Chairmanship||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 6:13am|
|Story||Ubuntu 12.04 Is A Mixed Power Story||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 6:10am|
|Story||GNOME 3.4: A Question Searching for an Answer||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 1:54am|
|Story||Mageia 2 Beta 2 Review||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 1:49am|
|Story||Udev will become part of systemd||srlinuxx||05/04/2012 - 1:45am|
whatpc.co.uk: Every so often a new product comes along that fires up almost everyone who sees it. The latest product to earn this kind of cult status is the Asus Eee PC 4G, a mini laptop that stole the show at Computex 2007.
Matthew Aslett: The Ballot Resolution Meeting to discuss the technical comments arising from the fast track process to have Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats accepted as an ISO standard was held last week in Geneva. The object of the BRM is to seek consensus on potential modifications. Opinion is divided as to whether the meeting was a success, however:
Also: What's in a label? ODF vs. OOXML and Open Standards
And: Rubber-stamping of OOXML raises concerns
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- First looks: FreeBSD 7.0
- News: Debian 5.0 "Lenny" updates, KNOPPIX 5.3 CeBIT edition, what's new in FreeBSD 7.0, Cooker vs Rawhide, RHEL risk report
- Released last week: FreeBSD 7.0, SystemRescueCd 1.0
- Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6
- Donations: Frugalware Linux receives US$340
- New addition: MythDora
- New distribution: Russix
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
liquidat.wordpress: It is often mentioned that many games are not available on Linux. While several big titles are indeed missing such Linux ports, the Open Source community itself produced some impressive titles. Here is a short list together with some promo videos.
beranger.org: When I see the default KDE layout (with the horrendous 'Menu' button), I wonder how many years would take to Mandriva to figure out a better default. A default is supposed to be studied as "the preferred option" or as "a reasonably good compromise" for as much as possible people from the intended targeted group.
linux.com: If you like your browser interface to be simple, try these extensions designed to unclutter Firefox. Compact Menu 2 and two alternative extensions collapses all the menus into a single drop-down button, creating room for you to add buttons such as Downloads, History, and Bookmarks to the menu bar. Organize Status Bar lets you rearrange all the items displayed on your status bar, or even hide some.
Glyn Moody: Mozilla the organisation has turned from a rather desperate and leaky lifeboat for the open-sourced Netscape Navigator code into a mighty battleship blasting hither and thither against outposts of proprietary software.
gentoo.org: New trustees for the Gentoo Foundation were just elected. The foundation takes care of Gentoo's intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks) and money. It ensures that nobody violates our copyrights and trademarks, serves as a place to hold money, and decides where to devote that money in the best interests of Gentoo.
- Open Source Drupal Goes Commercial With Acquia
- XML spec editor: OOXML ISO process is "unadulterated BS"
- Ubuntu vs Fedora
- Trying out Debian 4.0
- I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
- Improved RPM 4 compatibility for RPM 5 and apt-get support
- Bill Gates: Cheap PCs won't help the poor
- Steve Wozniak: Cheap PCs can help the poor
gnuski.blogspot: I love KDE, the Kool Desktop Environment. At home I have been using Kubuntu for the last three releases; before that I used Mepis, and before that was SuSE Linux. At work I have been all Debian Testing for my desktop. But none of these Linux distributions seem to really *get* KDE. Here are my gripes about these, and a few other, distros:
bangkokpost.com: Only three kilometres from school, the laptop each student takes home loses some of its magic and is used as a typewriter, camera, media player or calculator due to the absence of internet access.
ibeentoubuntu.com: There weren't nearly as many computer magazines as there were a few years ago. Anyway, the one magazine that I did find had a cover story comparing the BIG 4 -- XP, Ubuntu, OSX, and Vista. I scooped that one up to take a gander. The article was in Thai, and my Thai is a bit rusty, but I made it through and will tell you what I saw based on memory.
itwire.com: Linux is a multitasking operating system, running many tasks – or processes – seemingly at once. Every process leaves a footprint on your system. Here are some tools to examine these, and we also work out just what that creepy /proc directory is all about.
johnstille.com: I made the full switch to a linux desktop. Now my main machine for everyday activities is Cent OS 5.1 After installing I had a few issues:
tombuntu.com: It’s not the complete redesign that was planned and canceled, but two new themes have been added to Ubuntu 8.04. The new GTK themes are Human-Murrine and Human-Clearlooks.
- Using find with mtime
- slurm - Realtime network interface monitor
- Howto Change Default Cursor Theme in Debian
- Couple of Ubuntu/Linux Tips
- Quickzi: Find out when a user account expires
blogbeebe.blogspot: I was not going to bother with Mandriva after that posting because it had failed twice in succession to boot on my machines, especially europa. I forgot about that utterance and downloaded Mandriave 2008 Spring RC1 KDE One, and booted it on europa. I can say that it not only booted and ran, but the overall quality ranges from good to excellent.
blog.flameeyes.eu: In the past two years we had quite a few applications from students that were already full-fledged Gentoo developers. I sincerely would like that this year we put as a rule that Gentoo developers cannot participate in Summer of Code as students for Gentoo.
linuxlove.org: So many distributions, so many available choices.. Why such endless variety? Wasn’t Linux supposed to make things easier for the former / future ex Windows user? How can this scenario be good in any way?