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Top 10 Linux Distributions in 2008

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Linux

Linux desktop gains kid-friendly browser

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Moz/FF

gOS and a bag full of mostly goodies

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Well, I have to say that I did go and look at gOS Gadgets...and downloaded it...and installed it on my daughter's computer: P4 1.2Ghz or thereabouts, with 768Mb RAM and a 64Mb ATI video card.

Next netbook - thinner, cheaper, better, Linux

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Hardware

blogs.the451group: I recently had a very interesting talk with Freescale’s Glen Burchers, director of global consumer marketing, regarding netbooks, where Linux stands with this emerging form factor and what we can expect to see as everybody and their grandma pushes innovation of these devices.

"Zubuntu" keeps Zaurus spirit alive

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Ubuntu

linuxdevices.com: Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) has been ported to the Sharp Zaurus PDA in an open source distribution called "Zubuntu." Developed by hacker Omegamoon, Zubuntu 1.0 uses the LXDE interface, and can now be booted (mostly) from flash memory.

Linux: this year's silver lining?

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theregister.co.uk: With the new year under way and all of the problems in the old year still largely unsolved, people in the IT sector are looking around for a little good news and some prospects for growth. There are a lot of clouds out there right now, and Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, thinks the rain is going to be good, particularly for Linux.

Kernel Log: 2.6.29 development kicks off, improved 3D support

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Following the release of Linux 2.6.28 on Christmas Eve, the start of the hectic merge window phase of development for the next version was delayed for a few days of peace on earth, before business as usual, with Linus Torvalds begining to collect changes for 2.6.29 on the 28th of December.

TORCS 1.3.1 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: TORCS version 1.3.1 is available for download. The most important changes are reworked cars and tracks, new and better looking opponents, and a lot of little improvements and a few new features.

A call for a Linux powered wearable PC

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raiden.net: One of the great technologies I've been looking forward to for years is the wearable PC. The idea of a wearable PC has been in the mindset of the general public since at least the early 80's, or possibly sooner.

Meet Google Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: It was only inevitable that Google Android would find its way onto the PC. But what exactly does this mean for Linux? Does it really hold any value or will it be nothing more than a flash in the pan?

Should open source boycott Microsoft?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: I don’t think so, but then I read headlines like this, from the Manila Bulletin in the Philippines, and I wonder if such a boycott does not already exist.

Fedora 11 release name voting

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: As was just announced on the announcement mailing list*, the voting ballots for the Fedora 11 release name are now open.

Saving the Planet with Linux

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: This is supposed to be a political blog, but it's Linux Monday and that means it's time for a look at the politics of software. Nothing's a hotter issue these days, literally, than global warming, and today we'll see how Linux can save the planet.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 284

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux and distributions through the years

  • Statistics: DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking in 2007 and 2008
  • News: Debian clears Lenny firmware issue, Ubuntu proposes new notification agent, openSUSE discusses roadmap for 11.2, Xubuntu and Bayanihan Linux updates
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 7.1, Sabayon Linux 4, sidux 2008-04
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Donations: LXDE receives US$250
  • New distribution: Chakra LiveCD
  • Reader comments

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

Interview With Stormy Peters - GNOME Foundation

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Stormy about History and scope of the GNOME umbrella project, The relationship between GNOME and the public, and Branding an open source project in a world of mixed solutions.

GRUB 2 Receives New Font Engine

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Software

phoronix.com: GRUB 2, the next-generation Linux boot loader, has received a new font engine. Version 2 of the GRand Unified Bootloader introduces this new font engine that's written in C and with a font tool in Java.

Gaming on Linux: I’ll Stick With Wine, Please

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Gaming

workswithu.com: There’s been some discussion lately about promoting Linux as a gaming platform in order to win the struggle against proprietary operating systems. It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think it meshes well with reality. Here’s why.

The world may be unstable but Linux is not

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toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: As the old Chinese curse goes, we live in interesting times. The whole world is in a state of flux and nobody really knows what will happen. One thing I do know is that at least my favourite operating system just keeps on going.

FreeBSD 7.1 released

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BSD

heise-online.co.uk: The FreeBSD project have released FreeBSD 7.1, an update to the FreeBSD 7 series of stable releases. Among the highlights of the release is support for DTrace inside the kernel, which has been imported from OpenSolaris.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Major Win for ODF in Brazil

  • Another perfect Intrepid install
  • Disaster: Ubuntu 8.10
  • fedora 11 feature - proposal
  • YaST Software Management module in openSUSE 11.1
  • Migrating from Windows
  • Please, keep your Gentoo in a consistent state
  • Pinoy open source firm, MS ink unholy alliance
  • Campus Party Brazil - maddog's challenge - multimedia and Free Software
  • Using rsync with no command like [linux]
  • Review: MSI Wind
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    Orange has long played a key part in the testing and adoption of ONAP, dating back to when its ECOMP predecessor was created by AT&T as a platform for managing a software-defined network. The move to open source and its development as the ONAP project has made the platform a key component of the new telco open networking movement. But why should other telcos look to ONAP as they embark on their network transformation strategies, and how does it help enable the automated network that will lead to new business opportunities?
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  • Collabora Online 3.2 Brings More Powerful Features to LibreOffice in the Cloud
    Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite. Based on the LibreOffice 6.1 open-source office suite, Collabora Online 3.2 introduces support for creating and inserting charts into Writer and Impress documents, and the ability to validate data in Calc, which might come in handy for engineers who want to do a final assembly inspection on their tablets, as well as to collaborate with their colleagues to ensure all tests are passed by a complete product.
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    Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript." The app in question, published by Guo's Tyanya Software LLC – which appears to be more a liability shield than a thriving software business – is titled "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Snippet Editor." The name, Guo explains in a Hacker News comment, was chosen in an effort to "game the App Store ranking by adding all the keywords to the app name."
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  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 20th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
    Help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on irc.freenode.org. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.
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  • Large Open-Source Data Set Released to Help Train Algorithms Spot Malware
    For the first time, a large dataset has been released by a security firm to help AI research and training of machine learning models that statically detect malware. The data set released by cybersecurity firm Endgame is called EMBER is a collection of more than a million representations of benign and malicious Windows-portable executable files. Hyrum Anderson, Endgame's technical director of data science who worked on EMBER, says: "This dataset fills a void in the information security machine learning community: a benign/malicious dataset that is large, open and general enough to cover several interesting use cases. ... [We] hope that the dataset, code and baseline model provided by EMBER will help invigorate machine learning research for malware detection, in much the same way that benchmark datasets have advanced computer vision research."

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