blogs.discovermagazine.com: In 1991, a 21-year-old Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvald got annoyed. He had bought a personal computer to use at home, but he couldn’t find an operating system for it that was as robust as Unix, the system he used on the computers at the University of Helsinki. So he wrote one. In his quest to avoid crap work, Torvald unleashed a monster.
go2linux.org/blog: I have read many articles dealing with that Linux is better or worse off than Windows. After researching the topic a bit, I think I have something to say in the matter.
lucas-nussbaum.net/blog: Due to my work on Ultimate Debian Database, I’m sometimes asked why Debian isn’t using Launchpad.
debian.org: Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
* New Debian Project Leader
* Special funding for DebConf Newbies
* Debian welcomes Google Summer of Code students
* ... and much more.
linuxsecurity.com: Mark Sobell has again compiled a great collection of applications and utilities in A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, and his experience shows in this second edition.
linuxjournal.com: Sys-V init has long been the standard solution for booting. However, being open minded, let's look at an alternative approach.
linuxcritic.wordpress: What do you get when you combine the flexibility, versatility and ease of maintenance of Ubuntu, the blinding speed and simplicity of LXDE, and a focus on social media and the cloud?
h-online.com: In his "Rethinking PID 1" blog post, open source developer Lennart Poettering, who is known for his work on Avahia and Pulseaudio, has announced "Systemd", an alternative to SysV-Init and the Init system Upstart.
This Week in Distrowatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Ubuntu 10.04
- News: Ubuntu 10.04 features list, Linux Mint for PowerPC, Fedora Kiosk spin, overview of SUSE Studio
- Questions and answers: The future of OpenSolaris
- Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04, Ultimate Edition 2.6, EasyPeasy 1.6
- Upcoming releases: DEFT Linux 5.1
- Donations: Bacula receives US$250.00
- Reader comments
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toolbox.com/blogs: What it really boils down to is that installing either Linux or windows is pretty simple and takes similar amounts of time. However, the install does not finish once the installation CD is ejected from the computer. The operating system then needs to be updated.