This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Interview: Kris Moore, PC-BSD
- News: FreeBSD past and present, Fedora newbie guide, interview with Ubuntu's Jane Silber, end of Kongoni
- Questions and answers: Backups
- Released last week: Linux Mint 8 "KDE", Gibraltar Firewall 3.0
- Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.3-RC1, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2
- Donations: Qimo 4 Kids receives US$250
- New distributions: Linpais
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
daniweb.com: The world's largest technical support, software and hardware companies use Linux on a daily basis for a variety of tasks and solutions. This post gives you an overview of all the ways in which large companies use Linux.
linuxuser.co.uk: Last month many developers were scurrying to prepare for the 2.6.33 merge window. Then they weren’t doing that, here are a few of the items that were under discussion, starting with the Big Kernel Lock. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the longer-term goals of the kernel development community is to kill off the Big Kernel Lock (BKL).
phoronix.com: Yesterday Luc Verhaegen gave a talk at FOSDEM on reverse engineering a motherboard BIOS, but today we finally have X@FOSDEM for the last time.
zdnet.co.uk/blog: The final release of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) KDE Community Edition is available for download. As KDE 4 gets better and better, and combined with the excellent integration with Linux Mint, this one is a real alternative for me.
blogs.techrepublic.com: With the release of Apples’ iPad the tablet is the new netbook. How will Linux and the open source community respond?
tuxradar.com: Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had to start somewhere with Linux. When you're not used to the way it works, or the kind of concepts involved, Linux can seem like a foreign language. We hope this feature will help.
technicant.com: Curiously many Linux administrators out there are clueless about properly securing or configuring a server. The following steps can significantly increase the stability and security of any Linux server.
linuxmint.com/blog: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE Community Edition.
nathanbibb.com: I got this little Toshiba Libretto for myself for Christmas as a tinkering project. I wanted a machine that I could use to experiment with a full installation of Linux. I also wanted to restrict myself to a command line interface only to internalize the use on the console.