itwire.com: Sometimes it's hard to choose which foot to shoot. What the heck, let's line both of them up.
liliputing.com: Most companies that want to put out a netbook take a safe and well traveled route, but putting out a machine with extraordinarily ordinary specs: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB to 250GB hard drive, and Windows XP, Windows 7, or maybe a Linux distribution like Ubuntu or Linpus Linux Lite. Haleron isn’t most companies.
blogs.computerworld.com: While I like the Linux desktop a lot, I don't pretend that it's that popular. Which, is why, I found it fascinating that, despite everything Microsoft has been able to throw at it, desktop Linux still managed to claim 32% of the netbook market.
stephencuyos.com: Most of my day is spent in front of the computer. Thus a perfectly functioning machine is of vital importance to me. I do not want to worry about viruses and spyware. I do not want to have to defrag my harddisk every now and then or reboot everytime I install a new application. I do not want to worry about some malicious software.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: First look at Mandriva Linux 2010
- News: openSUSE 11.2 Gold Master, Fedora 12 crunch time, Ubuntu media coverage, Sabayon 5.1 updates, Puppy and BackTrack server compromises, Jolicloud for your netbook
- Questions and answers: Distributions and real-time Linux kernel
- Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2010, Moblin 2.1, Scientific Linux 5.4
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2
- Donations: OpenSSH receives US$350
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
mairin.wordpress: Got a tablet, or want to get one, but not sure it’s going to work out in Linux? Here’s how my Thinkpad x61’s built-in Wacom tablet works in Fedora 12 Beta:
toolbox.com/blogs: Now you may be thinking, after reading the title of this article, about why should you pay for a free operating system. After all it is made for free, distributed for free and you are freely able to modify it. You are free to take it and you are free to leave it. So why should you pay for it?
linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: 1) Thou shall worship no distro before me.
2) Thou shall "tweak" thy install.
blogs.computerworld.com: You'd expect, as my friend Preston Gralla did, that when someone says "proprietary software is eventually going to be doomed," and that Microsoft's future might best be served in releasing its own version of Linux, that he'd be a Linux fan. Wrong: this prophet of Windows doom and gloom was Keith Curtis, a former Microsoft Research staffer. Could he be right?
h-online.com: Prominent open source personalities presented a host of information about current and future developments in Linux at the Linux-Kongress 2009 conference. This time, filesystems were discussed in several presentations. Among the topics were the advantages of Ext4 and Btrfs.