Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 375

Filed under
Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Acer Aspire One D255 with Android
  • News: Ubuntu delivers "Maverick Meerkat", Debian hints at release in December, Fedora Project Leader interview, Mageia updates
  • Questions and answers: File systems for SSDs
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.10, ArchBang Linux 2010.10
  • New additions: Pinguy OS
  • Reader comments

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

5 reasons why I still contribute to Debian after 12 years

Filed under
Linux

raphaelhertzog.com: If you’re using Debian, you know that this distribution is built entirely by volunteers that form a very diverse community. And you could be part of it. But why should you do that?

Skolelinux- An educational subset of Debian for schools

Filed under
Linux

unixmen.com: Skolelinux is often refered to as Debian Edu or the educational subset of the GNU/Linux distribution Debian. It is a Debian Pure Blend, a subset of Debian that has been tailored to be used out-of-the-box in schools.

Quick Look: Sabayon Linux 5.4

Filed under
Linux

eyeonlinux.com: Sabayon Linux 5.0 was released about a year ago, and I did a review of it for Desktop Linux Reviews. Version 5.4 has just been released so I thought it was definitely worth a quick look to see what has been updated.

A Mac User's Opinion of Linux

Filed under
Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Now, some days ago, I was reading a post that compared Linux and Windows Vista/7 and I found among the comments one that caught my eye. I use OS X, but I'm familiar with both Windows and Linux.

Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" (Part 3: LXDE and Xfce)

Filed under
Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: LXDE seems to be the new hot thing; to cater to users who need a lightweight distribution either out of necessity (older hardware, need to allocate as much memory as possible to applications without giving up a usable DE) or out of preference, pretty much every major distribution has begun to offer an LXDE edition.

Thank you, Linux! My Windows computer is infected

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft
Security
Humor

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: That's right. My desktop, which runs Windows, is infected and I blame Linux.

Ten ways Linux and BSD differ

Filed under
Linux
BSD

zdnet.co.uk: People tend to talk about Linux and BSD in the same breath, but a number of telling differences set them apart, says Jack Wallen.

Linux, schools and zeitgeist

Filed under
Linux

blogs.computerworlduk.com: There is a flurry of activity within the Open Source world at the moment as it is dawning on everyone that the fabled “level playing field” promised before the general election which would allow SMEs and Open Source companies to compete with the proprietary software big boys is not going to happen.

Preview: Debian 6 "Sqeeze" Part 2: KDE

Filed under
Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: This is the second part in my series of previews of Debian 6 "Squeeze". The ISO image I used this time was again the daily build from 2010 October 3.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs

Fedora Project, through Christian Schaller, was proud to report on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23. Read more

GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

Allan Day, a GNOME UX designer working for Red Hat and renowned GNOME developer/contributor, opened an interesting discussion on the official GNOME mailing list, about possible codenames for upcoming releases of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. Read more

Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry

From a consumer perspective, I'd like open source to be ubiquitous to the point of invisibility. Using recent Ubuntu distros, I'm always shocked at how professional the environment feels. Just five years ago, you'd need to hunt down drivers and do a bunch of fiddling to get basic things like a sound card working. Now there are so many pushbutton ways to deploy open source tech, from OSes to CMS distros on Pantheon to buying an Android-powered mobile phone. We're not quite to the point where CMS users can feel like open source is transparent; there's still a huge investment in vendors to give you the expertise to manage your Drupal or WordPress site, for example. But we're closer than we were a decade ago, and that's pretty exciting. Read more

Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below). Read more