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pcmag.com: Almost all the newest hardware coming out has Linux support. The critical mass has been reached, and it's time everyone tried Ubuntu.
Also: Microsoft's business model is done
toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is great, it's fantastic, it's superkalafragilisticexpealidocious. It's everything you ever dreamed about. It's so good it invented sliced bread. If you tell a non-Linux person this they will most probably say "What you talking about Willis?"
informationweek.com/blog: A quote attributed to various sources goes as follows: "Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral." It takes the shape you give to it, but it will always take one shape or another. The same could be said of open source, and ought to be.
phoronix.com: Finding a laptop that can run Linux is no longer much of a challenge. In this review we are looking at the System76 Serval Professional notebook.
tuxradar.com: If baseball is what gets you cooking on gas, prepare to say goodbye to your family, become a recluse, and thrive on a world of management decisions and statistics: Out of the Park 9 is available on Linux.
community.zdnet: I've had a few days now to try out Dream Linux on all of my laptops, and the results are interesting, if mixed:
h-online.com: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader talks about his work with the free open source Linux distribution.
linuxcanuck.wordpress: We have all seen Ubuntu emerge as the top distribution. You can argue the figures if you like, but by any standard that I have seen it is far and away the most popular distribution. The biggest problem however is not the Canonical Ubuntu derivatives but the growing number of non-Canonical ones.
blogs.techrepublic.com: A new battle is playing out in the Linux desktop arena. See why Jack Wallen believes that today’s GNOME has pulled ahead of today’s KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.
blogs.computerworld: Novell is in trouble. As Novell CFO Dana Russell said during the recent earnings call, "Our Linux business is dependent on large deals, which may result in some fluctuations of our quarterly invoicing. Moving ahead, Novell plans on reducing the prices of its products.
ostatic.com/blog: Late last year I broke down and picked up Rock Band for the resident game console, a Nintendo Wii. Given the humbling experience Rock Band (continues) to be for me, I wasn't exactly eager to try out the open source rhythm game, Frets on Fire. However,
linuxhaxor.net: Not a single week passes by without me bumping in to yet another blog post giving you 10 – 25 or even 100 reasons you should switch to Linux right now. I say bah humbug to them. If you need someone to give you 100 reasons to switch your current OS of choice, you are better of sticking with it.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Tutorial: An introduction to Logical Volume Management
- News: openSUSE releases trademark guidelines, Ubuntu delivers mainline kernel, Debian elects new project leader, ULTILEX live CD
- Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 6.0
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 and beyond, Ubuntu 9.10 release schedule
- New additions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, Parslinux, Tiny Core Linux, wattOS
- New distributions: ArchPwn, Ultra X Linux, VoIP on CD
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
hyperfish.org: Gnome has been doing some worrying things recently, firstly we have the whole new notifications debacle, it shows the rifts that can be caused by one little thing in gnome, I hold the opinion that its “only notifications” and am worried how easily the little things get turned into big issues.
raiden.net: This is somewhat of a simple observation on my part, but one of the things I've noticed of late is how the cry for Ext4 is growing, and fast. Sure, recent benchmarks make it look like the ultimate solution. But I don't recommend moving to the Ext4 file system just yet.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Just as there are “classic” cars that never seem to go out of style, there are some classic pieces of software that remain useful long after most of their contemporaries. One of those programs is Xfig.
workswithu.com: I recently downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5, “Jaunty Jackalope,” to see for myself what’s in the works for the next release of Ubuntu, set to come out in stable form on April 23. Following are some observations, with screenshots.
computerworld.com: It's not news that Microsoft will get Windows 7 out as fast as possible this year. What is news is that Google will have its own contender for desktop operating system king: Android.
Last week we looked at why Linux deserves some consideration when choosing an operating system for your digital recording studio. But even the worthiest operating system is useless without useable apps.Fortunately, there is a long list of excellent music applications available for Linux.
- Mandriva Assembly Cooker Chef for Translation Says “Hi!”
- All in one Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Program for OpenSuse
- DBAN via PXE: Automagically Wipe a Drive via Network Boot
- PAM configuration files
- Get your machines IP address
- PIDA: the Python Integrated Development Application
- Vector rendering with Blender in Ubuntu
- New KDE Four Live-CDs
- Easy live upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1
- German Dell Shop with Strange Ubuntu Logo
- Fixing a Firefox user profile, and Foxmarks
- My experience with Linux, especially Ubuntu
- Remove Bluetooth from Ubuntu
- VIDE (Vim with Qt Creator’s Quick Browse and more…)
- Mdadm Cheat Sheet
- The Linux killer 10 inch netbook