blogs.computerworld.com: Like everyone who makes his living from computers, I'm always getting called on by friends and family to help them fix their PC problems. Thanks to the Gentoo Linux-based SystemRescueCD though, I'm usually able to fix most of their troubles without breaking a sweat.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Desktop comparison - Zenwalk Linux, Salix OS and GoblinX
- News: OpenSolaris survives Oracle takeover, Fedora delays first alpha, Mandriva switches to nouveau, Linux Mint prepares LXDE edition, Kubuntu repositories
- Questions and answers: Removing zombie processes
- Released last week: PC-BSD 8.0, Igelle 1.0.0, Vine Linux 5.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3
- Donations: Squid receives US$250
- New additions: IPFire
- New distributions: UKnow4Kids
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
phoronix.com: We launched our first system in the Linux kernel testing farm just prior to the Linux 2.6.33 kernel development cycle and found a number of notable regressions during the past three months. Now with the Linux 2.6.34 kernel development cycle getting into swing, we have added an additional two systems to our daily kernel benchmarking farm.
blog.eracc.com: For the past three weeks I and my research assistant have been searching the WWW for dictation software that works under GNU/Linux. We have discovered this to be an exercise in frustration with several dead ends.
duncsweb.com: The Fedora project needs a slogan for their next release of Fedora, Fedora 13, they need it as quick as possible so that it can be include it in the alpha release of Fedora 13 that’s coming out on March 9.
pcworld.com: Here's a look at standout good guys and bad guys -- from passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility to money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted.
itlure.com: What I've got here is a Linux distribution that is based on... NOTHING! Yes, peeps, you've heard me! Igelle stands proud on its own two feet and presents itself as "the world's most flexible operatings system".
fewt.com: While I have exposure to Windows and Linux distributions on many disparate devices, this review will focus on a single model computer; the Asus Eee PC 1000HE.
jwboyer.livejournal.com: A huge thread-o-doom on Fedora and updates and what should be done and why the policy is horrible has sprouted on the fedora-devel list (yes, it's now called firstname.lastname@example.org, but I don't care.) But wait... there is no draft policy yet so how can it be horrible?
dedoimedo.com: Debian is one of the more important Linux distributions. Without Debian, we would probably not have Ubuntu or APT and Linux desktop would still be a dream. And it just happens that I never gave it a proper review, until now.