h-online.com: The patches adopted in Linux 2.6.30 introduce many significant changes affecting data security and Ext3 and Ext4 performance. Support for the EXOFS and NILFS2 file systems is new, as is the cache for the AFS and NFS network file systems. There are also a few fixes for the almost forgotten ReiserFS file system.
ghacks.net: Some of you may scoff and say “There is nothing Linux does better than Windows.” To that I would say you might want to reconsider that opinion. I am going to help you with that process.
itworld.com (infoworld): If one desktop Linux distribution were to gain a significant lead over all the others, it could boost mainstream Linux adoption significantly.
infoworld.com: Eight questions to help you determine if now is the time to find a place for desktop Linux in your organization
extremetech.com: Linux Mint seeks to take the ease-of-use provided by Ubuntu to a new level and, for the most part, succeeds. Linux Mint's slogan is "From freedom came elegance" and that's very appropriate for what this distribution is all about.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: Xubuntu 9.04 vs Debian 5.0.1 Xfce
- News: Ubuntu releases Jaunty, Debian Lenny gets free kernels, Fedora released re-spun images, openSUSE considers Git for its build service, interviews with Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth
- Released last week: Ubuntu 9.04, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1, OpenBSD 4.5
- New distributions: Chaox, Lin-X, Super OS, TOSS
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linux-mag.com: In part 2 of our interview, Linus talks about the process of managing kernel developer commits, selecting a revision control system and how he personally uses git.
tuxtweaks.com: Earlier today on PC World, Harry McCracken had a pair of articles titled “Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a PC” and “Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a Mac“. Well, since Harry didn’t complete the series, I’ll do it for him, so here we go.
oredigger.net: While Apple and Microsoft are chugging away at a release of their operating systems every few years, a free competitor is growing more and more powerful, releasing a new edition every six months and capturing low-end markets like netbooks and cell phones.
mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The updated components on the SimplyMEPIS ISOs include recent updates from the Debian Lenny pool and also Linux kernel 184.108.40.206, Firefox 3.0.9, jbidwatcher 2.0.1, and gutenprint 5.2.3.