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|Story||Gimp 2.8: So Close, Yet So Far, Yet So Close||srlinuxx||30/03/2012 - 8:27pm|
|Story||The Debian Project joins the OSI||srlinuxx||30/03/2012 - 8:25pm|
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|Story||Four of my most-used CLI commands||srlinuxx||30/03/2012 - 2:03am|
|Story||A billion thanks to the community from Red Hat||srlinuxx||30/03/2012 - 2:00am|
|Story||Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Arrives for Testing||srlinuxx||30/03/2012 - 1:58am|
|Story||The Privacy Pickle||srlinuxx||29/03/2012 - 11:37pm|
|Story||Linux Mint Debian Edition, Update Pack 4||srlinuxx||29/03/2012 - 11:35pm|
|Story||Can Willow Garage’s “Linux for Robots” Spur Internet-Scale Growth?||srlinuxx||29/03/2012 - 11:34pm|
|Story||Open source validated long before Red Hat's milestone||srlinuxx||29/03/2012 - 11:31pm|
Al Suttons Blog: I’ve finally made the choice between OpenSuSE or Vista as my preferred OS for the next few years, and the decision went to Vista, and to my surprise it only took a couple of hours to decide.
Also: I like Microsoft!
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at PCLinuxOS 2007
- News: Fedora 7 final testing, Dell PCs with Ubuntu
- Released last week: Pioneer Linux 2.1, BeleniX 0.6
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 7
- New additions: BeaFanatIX, Granular Linux, Openfiler, Parted Magic
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Phoronix: NVIDIA's Linux and Windows drivers perform about the same and in some instances the Linux binary driver even running faster, but as we have been sharing now for many months the Linux fglrx driver is handicapped for performance. Has things since improved for ATI?
The Sound & Multimedia section covers four basic areas of the KDE multimedia system that are important to your daily use of KDE from a multimedia perspective. As much as we may or may not realize it, we rely on a lot of multimedia interaction with our computers every day. Be it music, video or something else, it's all very important to us and without it, our experience wouldn't be the same. So lets look at each of the four subsections in this section and how each one is important to your daily user experience.
Linux.com: Are you irritated by huge graphical ads smack in the middle of an article? Or maybe you don't want to waste bandwidth viewing the dozens of images in a review, or user icons in forum boards? You can remove them for good with a single click by using Firefox's RIP extension, which zaps anything out of a Web page, permanently.
OSWeekly: Every place you look, someone is going on and on about how Microsoft is planning to litigate everyone who has violated their patents. Well, today I‘m going to explain why I don't believe Microsoft will even bother with it, what they ought to do if they were smart and why we have nothing to worry about.
CRN: Custom systems builders may not get the same amount of attention and other perks that name-brand OEMs get from software vendors like Microsoft and Novell. But those vendors say they recognize the importance of systems builders and are taking steps to recruit and retain them.
ZDNet: I can feel them…the flames…they’re coming. But I have to ask this question again (yes, I’ve asked one very much like it before) in light of recent events. The recent events, of course, involve the release of a particular Linux distribution with a funny African sort of name and, maybe more significantly, the first tier-one vendor’s adoption of said funny-sounding distro as an OS choice.
ZDNet: While much of what was (officially) released is known, Novell did express concerns that the final version of the General Public License (GPLv3) -- which slipped its March 2007 deadline -- could see Microsoft halting the distribution of SUSE Linux, which would impact financially on Novell.
dot.kde.org: Are you fed up with cryptic error messages you don't understand? Then get involved! This week's target of the HIG Hunting Season is warnings and error messages.
Thursday Night: I got a Joost invite the other day, and I tried to get the client program working with Wine, the Linux implementation of the Win32 API. Sadly, it was a no-go; I couldn’t get it to work without skipping. However, it’s not all lost.
iTWire: Red Hat's Mark Webbink is not the sort of person to issue threats. He's somewhat unusual in that he's a legal counsel who uses clear, concise prose when he speaks. Like all those in the profession, he does speak carefully but thankfully his speech is free of obfuscation.
techgage.com: A common complaint about Linux is that there is a general lack of games. When emulation is brought into the picture though, it opens up a huge world of gaming possibilities. In this article, we will be looking into what emulation is, installing a gamepad and taking a look at a selection of emulators for different consoles.
Free Software Magazine: I sometimes think that search tools are like my local bus: none comes along for ages and then three turn up in quick succession. For quite some time Beagle and Kat have been meeting the needs of users like you and me who fill up their hard drives with the results of our internet meanderings and because we have been remiss in keeping those drives well organized we eventually have to use search tools to find that PDF or HTML article we spent an eternity looking for.
Linux App Finder: Where is the metadata standard for video? MP3's have ID3. Images have EXIF, IPTC, and more. If commercial video is ever to take off as an electronically distributed format it's necessary. Without it video players can't identify what's available. That may not seem important if you are sitting in front of a computer and reading a filename, but for other devices and 10' UI's it's a big problem.
Dana Blankenhorn: The Washington game of dumping incriminating documents late on a Friday is well-known. When someone does it, suspicions are raised. Now Novell has done just that.
CyberNetNews: I noticed today that the Mozilla Thunderbird wiki page had been updated with some of their plans for version 3. There isn’t much information provided, but there are two things they mention that I’m really excited to see in the next release.
iTWire: It appears that Linux and FOSS are two concepts that have yet to penetrate the conciousness of the inner sanctums of key Australian Government agencies. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week met with the Australian Department of Defence, to sign a joint agreement reaffirming the "strong relationship" between the two organisations.
Also: Can Google and Linux Topple Microsoft?
Version 2.2.15 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. This is the stable branch of GIMP and only bug-fixes were applied.
sportsnetwork.com: Roberto Moreno is out of the race after crashing on lap 38.