mepis.org: MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.90, the beta1 of MEPIS 8.5. This beta includes a 2.6.32 kernel that is one patch short of the final. The next beta will probably contain kernel 188.8.131.52. We still use KDE 4.3.2 but we're hoping we can leverage the dedicated efforts of the Debian KDE Team to update to a newer version soon.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at FreeBSD 8.0
- News: Fedora release LXDE spin, Kubuntu confirms LTS status, ClearOS and PC-BSD prepare new releases, PLD test first beta of KDE 4.4, FreeNAS stays with FreeBSD, interviews with Klaus Knopper and Daniel Holbach
- Questions and answers: 32-bit versus 64-bit computing
- Released last week: Calculate Linux 10.0, m0n0wall 1.3
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1
- Donations: Parted Magic receives US$350.00
- New additions: Linux Mangaka
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
rajivram.blogspot: There are plenty of reasons to 'wow' this distro. One is the footprint size. The live CD ISO file is has a size of just 110MB and downloaded in a jiffy. As advertised all over the web, it can be used on older PCs with small .drives and memory.
dissociatedpress.net: Checking Twitter yesterday I caught a link to "Command Line Idiocy," a post that rips apart an article on "10 powerful CLI tools." Here's a short sample of the flavor of the piece:
linuxcritic.com: StressLinux.org just recently announced a new release and we thought we would take a quick look at the system to see what it's made of.
totalinux.org: The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March. Earlier this year, the owner of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, had proposed that Debian sync releases with Ubuntu so that the work could be spread.
balau82.wordpress: OpenCores is an organization owned by ORSoc that invests in open source hardware. Their site hosts many hardware projects that ship the source code (Hardware Description Language in this case) with the GNU Lesser General Public Licence.
gnulinuxuser.wordpress: I do prefer Linux Mint as my choice of Operating System. Unfortunately, for me, this install has not been as much fun as it usually is.
phoronix.com: The next release of the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux distribution is going to be Fedora 13, which is due out in 2010 and already promises many new features like Btrfs file-system rollbacks and NFSv4.