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Story Intel Has More Graphics Code For Testing, Plans For Linux 4.3 Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2015 - 11:41pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) to Reach End of Life Soon Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2015 - 11:33pm
Story You Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2015 - 11:32pm
Story YotaPhone drops Android for Sailfish OS Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2015 - 11:26pm
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 345

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Haiku
  • News: Fedora developers stage "unrest", a look at Mandriva's history, openSUSE 11.2 "LXDE" and "Xfce" live CDs, Wolvix 2.0.0
  • Questions and answers: Loopback devices
  • Released last week: Frugalware Linux 1.2, VortexBox 1.2, PC/OS 10.1
  • Upcoming releases: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 4
  • New distributions: Crociato O.S., Pack4Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Web guru Tim Bray takes Google Android job

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Google Tim Bray--co-inventor of XML, notable tech blogger, and until recently a Sun Microsystems employee--has joined Google's Android team in part to show the world what he thinks is wrong with Apple's iPhone.

Cracking open five of the best open source easter eggs

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Software A number of humorous yet undocumented features are hiding beneath the surface of some of the most popular open source software applications.

Ubuntu Without a Human Face

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  • Ubuntu Without a Human Face
  • Shuttleworth: 2 year cadence: some progress
  • 6 Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Wallpapers

I'm not breaking up with Windows, but we're seeing other people

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Microsoft For many enterprises, 2010 is going to be the year they decide whether or not to jump on board with Windows 7, or stick with Windows XP. I’ve decided to avoid Windows 7, whenever possible, and rely on Mac and Linux to power my primary systems.

The Greek Alphabet

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Linux I sometimes wonder if there are people in this business who think that the third letter of the Greek alphabet is "RC". This is only in part due to the regrettable decline in classic education, but more largely due to the expanding popularity and importance of pre-release software distributions.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Testing The Different Ubuntu 10.04 Kernels
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #184
  • [notice] ArchBang moves to a new /home
  • Making Chrome more Lucid
  • Beautify Your Desktop : An Open Letter
  • Migrating from 4 device raid5 to 6 device raid6
  • Switching to Slackware
  • Remaining time in the Battery Monitor widget
  • Manage GDM theme in new Gnome with GDM2Setup
  • Scratchbox on Ubuntu
  • How To Create A Tune with Linux Multimedia Studio
  • Mysql Sphinx Storage Engine
  • List RPM Files
  • Red Hat and JBoss to host third annual EMEA Partner Summit
  • Happy Pi Day 2010 to geeks everywhere
  • Bash Shell Read a Line Field By Field
  • GNOME and Project:Possibility

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Mar 1 - 14

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MDV GNOME’s development release has reached version 2.29.92, bringing mostly bug fixes. Also KDE got many bug fixes thanks to the new 4.4.1 version.

CrunchPad spin-off JooJoo spins up for launch

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Hardware Due to debut a week before the iPad, the Linux-powered tablet sports an Atom processor, Nvidia’s Ion graphics engine, 3G radio and a new UI.

Shuttleworth heir opens up on Ubuntu biz

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Ubuntu When you have Mark Shuttleworth as your backer, as commercial Linux distributor Canonical does, it is a bit like having money in the bank when the bank also believes fervently in your cause.

The new Ubuntu look

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Ubuntu Recently it was reported that Ubuntu 10.4 was going to ship with a snazzy new GTK theme that would, by default, enable transparency to bring the Ubuntu GNOME desktop on par with the modern look of, say, Windows 7.

Alternative browsers shine

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Software As far as I'm concerned, Microsoft ought to get out of the browser business. There are four non-Microsoft browsers that are much better, and they're all free. The company should simply package all four of them with Windows and let PC buyers choose the one they like best.

That’s not bloated, that’s clinically obese

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kmandla.wordpress: The biggest surprise (shock?) to me was the stark contrast between performance with only 256Mb of memory, and performance with 512Mb. I tease the Gnome crowd a lot for being chubby, but that’s not overweight, that’s clinical obesity.

Docky: Another OS X-like Doc

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HowTos OS X users love their Dock..and with good reason. Not only is it a handy way to launch applications, it’s also rather stylish. I have covered a tool that had a similar look and feel before and although that tool served it’s purpose well, at times it could be a bit buggy. Docky is a little bit different.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Irssi Handling JOINS/PARTS/QUITS
  • How to quickly enter lists in Excel and OpenOffice
  • After Digg, now is reddit moves to Cassandra DB
  • Hugin Panorama Creator Software for Linux
  • DtO: Geekier than Thou
  • An open answer to Office
  • Heroes of Newerth @ IGF
  • Reset MySQL root password
  • Fun with Gwibber themes
  • Equation Numbers in OpenOffice
  • The Coffee Party Uses Drupal
  • Will a Linux Pad Ever Exist?
  • on re-installing things
  • Wolvix linux - A linux distro based on Slackware
  • Lucid Sound Applet Gets Improved
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Icons Re-Coloured Purple...

Big distributions, little RAM

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Linux As you know I am currently running OpenSUSE 11.2 on my laptop. While I have enjoyed my time using it, I have noticed that this particular distribution tends to be on the heavy side of memory usage. This got me thinking.

An insight into wrangles in the Ubuntu community

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Ubuntu In a recent interview given to the Ubuntu community site, the fridge, Melissa Draper said "There's some odd politics going on and I've been pushed away from a few things within Ubuntu lately."

MoonOS - Something is amiss

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Ubuntu MoonOS is a Ubuntu-based distribution, running the Enlightenment manager. I just came across it one day, no biased feelings, no foreknowledge, nothing. It was a Linux I have not used before and decided to take for a spin.

Reasons to love (and hate) gentoo

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Gentoo Compiling everything from scratch is awesome for home users, but when you administer hundreds of servers IT SUCKS. Yes, you can set up a binary repository. No, it's not easy.

Amarok Insider - Issue 14

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The Amarok Team is happy to announce that we have produced a new issue of the Amarok Insider, our monthly newsletter.

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