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phoronix.com: The NVIDIA 180.22 Linux driver was released less than three weeks ago, but today NVIDIA has released a new 180.xx display driver update. In addition, NVIDIA has updated all three of their legacy display drivers.
blogs.eweek.com: For the past few weeks, I've been running OpenSolaris 2008.11 on my main work notebook. One of the roughest edges I've found on my OpenSolaris installation is the system's font rendering within the Firefox Web browser.
dot.kde.org: It has been a full year since the beginning of the KDE 4 series and today the KDE community proudly announces the release of KDE 4.2, "The Answer".
Also: Breathe KDE 4.2, Introducing Lancelot
And: My favourite KDE 4.2 feature: Task Bar And Window Grouping
blogs.techrepublic.com: There’s no reason why switching to Linux should be traumatic for your users (or stressful for you). As Jack Wallen explains, you can set them up to succeed if you approach things the right way.
opensuse.org: Issue #56 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: FOSDEM 2009, Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors, and Novell’s 2009 Technical Strategy and Process.
fsf.org: Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF), together with the GCC Steering Committee and the Software Freedom Law Center, announced the release of a new GCC Runtime Library Exception.
arstechnica.com: Mozilla has given the Wikimedia Foundation a $100,000 grant intended to fund development of the Ogg container format and the Theora and Vorbis media codecs.
neowin.net: Just after Christmas, Neowin was given the chance for a community Q&A with Paul Frields of Red Hat. Paul has worked with Fedora since 2003, and became the Fedora Project Leader in January last year. Along with a few other things, Paul is also chairman of the Fedora Project Board, which makes decisions on how Fedora will move forward.
- The Linux Alternative Series: Image Editing
- Top 10 Linux Hacking Tools
- Xfce 4.6 Release Candidate 1 (Capybara) released
blogs.computerworld: I tried, I really did, to like KDE 4.2 I really didn't like the early versions of KDE 4. I then tried KDE 4.1. I hated it. I kept getting told by people that I just didn't get it.
- Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part II
- Full screen mode with toolbars in Opera
- Inkscape Tutorial - Raised Lettering Effect
- 7 tips how to make your computer healthy
- List drives by UUID in Ubuntu
desktoplinux.com: MEPIS and Mandriva are moving closer to new releases of their Linux distributions, and a French project called Jolicloud has posted a screen (pictured) from its upcoming netbook distro. MEPIS posted SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2, and Mandriva released its second alpha for Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring.
Also: SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2: On the Home Stretch
- Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding
- Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E'
- Microsoft's Netbook Woes Also Mean Linux Yays ... Right?
- Linux dead at hands of Windows 7? Horse puckey!
- No Linux killer
earthweb.com: Just as KDE 4 is poised to prove itself with the user-friendly 4.2 release, the year-long controversy over the changes from the KDE 3 release has ignited again. This time, the spark was a interview comment by Linus Torvalds that he had switched to GNOME and thought that the KDE release had been mis-managed.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Report: Linux.conf.au 2009
- News: Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features
- Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Granular Linux 1.0
- Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
- Site news: Update on package management cheatsheet
- New distribution: Bee Linux, Kuki Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
aseigo.blogspot: When Plasma was first ripping its way out of my meandering thoughts, I was rather preoccupied with one thought only: "I need something that can improve on kicker ..." When I eventually added the desktop to that thinking I felt I was making progress and getting ambitious.
jdeeth.blogspot: If you're younger than about 30, you probably don't have much memory of the DOS prompt. And about the third thing you've heard about Linux is "you have to type in commands a lot."
toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. What exactly is an average user?
linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the formal launch of its “We’re Linux” video contest.
- End of backports and about KDE in Lenny
- KDE 4.2 coming to Gentoo
- $200 Laptops Break a Business Model
- Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk?
- Why Linux is Superior
- What Would an Atheist Linux Distro Look Like?
- Monitor and Inspect your Hard-Disk easily with GSmartControl
- How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu
- The Dark Side of Linux