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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 303

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tips and tricks: Running Slackware "Current"

  • News: Tentative features for Fedora 12, Ubuntu One controversy, Debian "Lenny" with KDE 4, PC-BSD with Xfce and GNOME
  • Released last week: Zenwalk Live 6.0, Foresight Linux 2.1.1
  • Upcoming releases: Sabayon Linux 2009 roadmap
  • New additions: Toutou Linux
  • New distributions: OWASP Live CD, Xange
  • Reader comments

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

Looking for Linux: InterOp Las Vegas

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Linux This week I'll be at InterOp Las Vegas looking for the latest and coolest Linux-based technologies that InterOp exhibitors have to offer. My favorites are certainly the "new innovators."

My Vietnamese 8th Graders are new Linux users

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Linux With just less than one month left of class, I decided to see if my 8th Grade students at the American International School in Saigon would be interested in learning Linux.

Seven Questions Windows Users Have about Linux

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Linux Your common, non-technical Windows user has most likely not heard anything more than a cursory mention about Linux. They have questions about Linux that are not always answered easily.

Why Linux Does Not Need A Unified Package Manager

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Linux To me this is a very simple question to answer. Linux does not need a unified package manager when the source to the application you are using is available for you to compile on your own. Make your own package.

Linux SopCast Player

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SopCast Player is designed to be an easy to use Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. SopCast Player features an integrated video player, a channel guide, and bookmarks. Once SopCast Player is installed it simply "just works" with no required configuration.

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The OLPC XO-1.5 and Fedora 11

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OLPC Some good news from OLPC: we've decided to base the new XO-1.5 laptop's software release on Fedora 11. Unlike previous releases, we plan to use a full Fedora desktop build, booting into Sugar but giving users the option to switch into a standard GNOME install instead.

Linux vs Windows - which is the better netbook OS?

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Microsoft When the netbook first arrived onto the market at the backend of 2007, it came riding with Linux in the saddle. Now 18 months on and Linux-preinstalled netbooks are as rare as hen’s teeth. But which operating system is really the better option?

Winning Strategies for Linux Desktop

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Linux The Linux desktop more than anything else needs an extensive support of its die hard proponents which will be helpful in creating a buzz and hence serve the purpose by establishing a strong word of mouth.

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  • SMS based Cosmos Browser for the developing countries
    Browsing the internet has different meaning to different people. While to some the web is a source of entertainment, to others it is a valuable and source of learning. Sadly enough, the internet is not widely available and easily affordable everywhere in the globe. Slow network speed is another problem. Developer Stefan Aleksic of ColdSauce tries to find a solution in an SMS (text) based browser for the third world countries which are yet to see the internet as we know it. He has named it the Cosmos Browser. If you ever used elinks on Linux, you know how efficient and low-bandwidth text only browsing can be. Of course, it is not meant for visiting a website for downloading wallpapers, but it is more than sufficient if you want to read some information from the web. Cosmos will work on text and will not need any data plan or WiFi.
  • Keyboard Modifiers State indicator For Ubuntu: Xkbmod Indicator

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Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video

The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways. Read more