- Latest Headlines
- Recent comments
- All-Time Popular Stories
- Hot Topics
- Latest Members
|Story||Over a Month On - Conclusion to the GNOME Shell Challenge||Roy Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 5:30pm|
|Story||Linus Torvalds Starts Petition on Change.org Addressed to Change.org Against Impersonating||Roy Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 5:26pm|
|Story||AMD A10-7800 & A6-7400K APUs Run Great On Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 5:08pm|
|Story||Why is Skype forcing a software upgrade on all of us?||Rianne Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 4:28pm|
|Story||LibreOffice is coming to Android||Rianne Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 4:18pm|
|Story||Flock 2014 Day 3: Building an application installer from the ground up||Rianne Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 11:59am|
|Story||Oracle Embargoes FLOSS (Java)…||Roy Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 11:49am|
|Story||Linux Security Threats on the Rise||Roy Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 11:40am|
|Story||Peppermint OS Reviewed, GNU Radio in Space, and KNOPPIX 7.4.0||Roy Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 11:38am|
|Story||Wine Announcement||Rianne Schestowitz||09/08/2014 - 3:16am|
pcauthority.com.au: Does Ubuntu have a future on servers, or is super-stable Debian the classier OS? Leigh Dyer weighs up the pros and cons.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Interview: Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel
- News: KDE 4.2 goes Fedora-wide, Debian "Lenny" release imminent, OpenSolaris usability focus, Ubuntu guide for free, Easy Peasy and Moblin for netbooks, interview with Fedora Project leader, end of Kurumin Linux
- Released last week: KNOPPIX 6.0, Pardus Linux 2008.2
- Upcoming releases: Slamd64 12.2, Fedora 11 Alpha
- Donations: Openbox receives US$250
- New additions: Easy Peasy, Moblin
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
techenclave.com: I have used both of them for quite a long time and I think I can do a better and unbiased comparison...
freesoftwaremagazine.com: I was browsing around my local Carphone Warehouse shop last week. Unlike the last time I crossed their threshold (November) I noticed that their Ubuntu netbook display had vanished. What when wrong? I decided to investigate.
practical-tech.com: One of my favorite Linux distributions, MEPIS is almost ready with its latest release: 8.0. "I apologize to anyone who was expecting 8.0 to be final by now. It’s taking longer than I had hoped."
Also: Debian 5.0 to be released on Valentine's?
The February 2009 issue of Linux Gazette is now available. In this issue: rI18N or The Real Internationalization Project, Installing VMWare Server 2 on Ubuntu Server 8.10, Using The Red Hat Rescue Environment, and more.
linuxplanet.com: NixOS is not about to challenge Ubuntu or Fedora as a desktop distribution any time soon. But, then, user-friendliness is not its point. NixOS is designed as a test of Nix, a new package manager designed to overcome key problems with existing package managers.
computerworld.com: Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) again lost market share last month, although at a slower rate than the previous two-month stretch, but still ended at a new low of 67.6%.
itwire.com: The latest person apparently trying to cash in on the seemingly eternal mine-is-better-than-yours angle is the usually sober Glynn Moody. But Moody at least has some merit in the arguments he advances. Not so with the folk who really went the downmarket tabloid route.
pcsplace.com: If you haven’t tried Linux and is thinking of switching to a new operating system, Here are 10 reasons to make the switch from Windows to Linux..
leonardo-m.livejourna: After using Windows for many years (and some other operating systems before Windows) I have spent the last two weeks using Ubuntu 8.10. Overall I am quite happy.
hacktux.com: Bash is the default command line interface for many Linux distributions and a powerful scripting language. Here are some suggestions that will keep your Bash scripts efficient and lean.
ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #127 for the week of January 25th- January 31st, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Call for testing of DRBD: Server Team, Arizona LoCo Installfest, and Ubuntu pocket guide and reference book.
phoronix.com: Blood Frontier is based upon the Sauerbraten engine and takes advantage of the features like a 6-direction height field world model, real-time map editing, light-maps, shader-based lighting effects, integrated physics support, and a particle engine. Like Cube and Cube 2, Blood Frontier uses OpenGL and SDL, which makes it multi-platform friendly with binaries for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
fosswire.com: It’s been some time since the last Games post here at FOSSwire. Free software isn’t all work and no play, right?
cnet.com: The dam holding back U.S. federal adoption of open source just burst with the introduction of the Defense Department's Forge.mil.
Whilst an increasing number of recent converts are avoiding it (and I don’t blame them really), the shell is still a key tool for the majority of GNU/Linux users. Shell scripts are knocked-up, shared and deployed in all sorts of circumstances — some simply time-saving, others life-saving. But even if the shell script has been written by somebody else, running it can be a cumbersome and frightening exercise for users of lesser experience or confidence. How do we bring the flexibility of the shell script to the GUI-only user? Recently faced with just such a quandary, I discovered Zenity: a tool which just might have saved my sanity.
Read the first installment of this Zenity tutorial at Freesoftware Magazine.