ostatic.com: ROSALabs, Mandriva's partner on their last desktop, has been working on their own Linux distribution and have recently announced their latest release. If you liked Mandriva 2011, then you'll probably like ROSA Marathon 2012.
darkduck.com: The latest current version of Puppy Linux is 5.3.1, and it was released on the 25th of October 2011. This is the Puppy Slacko version, which tells you that the roots of this Puppy are in Slackware.
theregister.co.uk: Making a Linux distribution is easy, and lots of people have done it and continue to do it. All you have to do is get the source code and integrate the pieces you like and slap your logo on it.
v3.co.uk: Jim Zemlin, as the executive director of The Linux Foundation, campaigns to accelerate the adoption of Linux software. He is widely quoted in the press on open source IT issues, and is a regular keynote speaker at industry events.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After an intense week, I decided to forget about work this weekend and have some time for my hobby, software testing. So, I downloaded Mageia 2 RC, LibreOffice 3.4.5, and a Linux distro that I had never heard of: Liberté 2012.1.
makeuseof.com: Popular Linux distributions make it pretty easy to encrypt your home folder or even entire partitions if you’d like, without many issues. But they don’t think about what kinds of consequences might result from such a move later on.
gcn.com: Red Hat has released a version of its Enterprise Linux 5 operating system that is capable of running various types of software platforms thanks to a built-in, kernel-based virtual machine hypervisor.
zdnet.com: Fedora 16, thanks in large part to GNOME 3.2, was an awful Linux distribution. With this new version, and GNOME 3.4, Fedora 17 is back to being a useful Linux distribution.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: A look at OpenBSD 5.1
- News: First alpha of Debian Installer 7.0, The Debian Administrator's Handbook, Ubuntu Studio at UDS, Ubuntu 12.10 features
- Follow-ups: Update on Calligra 2.4 Kexi and Krita
- Released last week: SolusOS 1, Salix OS 13.37 "MATE", SystemRescueCd 2.7.0, ROSA 2012
- New additions: Bridge Linux, Liberté Linux
- New distributions: Xinutop
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: