nicolasb.com.ar: An interesting topic for a change: is Linux binary portable? That is, can we take a binary file and be sure it’ll run in any other Linux system? What happens if we broaden that to any POSIX system, will it blend? Eh, I mean, will it run?
theregister.co.uk: An Ubuntu-based Linux distro identical in look and feel to Microsoft's Windows XP's been updated.
daniweb.com: I know it sounds crazy but the Linux Desktop isn't dead, it's just pining. It's pining for the correct platform--a tablet computer. And, I'm not referring to some cheap imitation tablet that will merely satisfy a few observers and nerdlets who use Linux.
itworld.com: There have been several stories proclaiming that a recent Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over and that Think Linux is free from malware? Think again; it's been hacked. Much as it pains me to disagree with the good people, they're wrong.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Protecting a networked computer is a never-ending challenge — even in Linux. These simple measures will help protect your Linux box.
pcplus.techradar.com: Linux doesn’t have a CEO. Consequently, there’s no annual keynote hosted by a charismatic alpha male. But if it did, and if there were a conference covering the first half of this year, the first speech would start with three words: ‘Linux is winning’.
Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian Community Poll, Automatic installation of hardware-specific packages, and Desktop artwork and themes for Debian Squeeze.
foogazi.com: I’ve been thinking lately that there are actually certain types of people out there that should be using Linux instead of Windows.
techday.co.nz: Red Hat General Manager Max McLaren has told IT Brief that the company has the fastest growing operating system in the world.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Opinion: Binary firmware and your freedom
- News: Fedora 14 features, Slackware and Peppermint OS interviews, ZFS for Linux
- Questions and answers: Encrypting hard disk partition