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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 373

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Welcoming OpenIndiana
  • News: Fedora prepares for beta release, Mandriva reasserts its continuity, Ubuntu and 6-month release cycles, PCLinuxOS - past and present
  • Questions and answers: Linux frustrations
  • Released last week: VectorLinux 6.0 "SOHO Deluxe", Quirky 1.3, Chakra GNU/Linux 0.2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Beta, openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 2, Ubuntu 10.10 RC
  • New distributions: Upstream OS
  • Reader comments

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

Custom PS3 operating system in the works

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afterdawn.com: A member of the PS3Hax forum has posted this weekend early screenshots of a custom PlayStation 3 operating system, one that can be installed if you have a jailbroken PS3 console.

Bye bye Suse, welcome Fedora

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SUSE

blog.delouw.ch: After using SuSE and later OpenSuse since 1994 it was time for a change. I was stuck at OpenSuse because of its excellent multimedia support trough 3rd party repostitories from packman. Last evening another update brought the system down once again. Time for change.

Linux-based signal processing system from Spectrum Signal Processing

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militaryaerospace.com: Engineers at Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (TSX:VCM) in Burnaby, British Columbia showcased their Linux-based signal processing platform -- the SDR-2010 at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

UNetbootin - Bootable USB Media Made Easy

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I think that one of the most useful developments of the past couple of years has been bootable USB sticks. Not just "LiveUSB" sticks, from which you can actually run Linux, although those are wonderful too, but just plain old bootable distribution installers.

Memo From Novell to Oracle: No Oracle Linux Needed

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thevarguy.com: Call it an open letter from Novell to Oracle and the broader Linux industry. In a blog post, Novell Director of Linux Appliances Michael Applebaum says the world “doesn’t need a third Linux distro.”

Preview: ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: ArchBang, while not a badly-spelled version of #!, is actually inspired by (but not derived) from #!; it aims to be to Arch Linux what #! is to Debian (and was to Ubuntu before version 10 "Statler").

Are Platform Vendors Stealing Linux?

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itworld.com: Something rather interesting is going on in the Linux enterprise space, something which I think enterprise Linux vendors (and the rest of us) need to pay attention.

Linux Desktop PC on Steroids From ZaReason

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Hardware

linuxplanet.com: I asked independent Linux OEM vendor ZaReason for a high-end super-powered Linux desktop PC to review, and they delivered 8-core madness right to my door.

aptosid 2010-02

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Aptosid, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is actually made by the same developers that created the popular distro Sidux. There was apparently some conflict and controversy within the Sidux e.V association that resulted in Sidux morphing into Aptosid.

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