theregister.co.uk: If the jump from the GNOME 2 desktop to the new GNOME Shell or Unity desktop in Ubuntu has left you feeling dissatisfied, one increasingly popular distribution just might offer something that turns out to be the best of both worlds - Linux Mint.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: PC-BSD 9.0 "Isotope"
- News: Ubuntu's HUD, Linux Mint's Cinnamon, Arch Linux for hardcore users
- Statistics: OSDisc.com sales in 2010 and 2011
- Questions and answers: AppArmor, home movies, tabs in Vim, syntax highlighting
- Released last week: GhostBSD 2.5
- New distributions: Bridge Linux
- Reader comments
makeuseof.com: On this page, we feature 20 of the best Linux distributions, with a short but extremely detailed description, a link (so you know where to download it from) and our review of the distribution.
freedesktop.org: Fedora (and other distributions) have begun work on getting rid of the separation of /bin and /usr/bin, as well as /sbin and /usr/sbin, /lib and /usr/lib, and /lib64 and /usr/lib64. All files from the directories in / will be merged into their respective counterparts in /usr, and symlinks for the old directories will be created instead:
linuxblog.darkduck: If you have enjoyed two interviews I made with women in Linux world before, I am sure you will love this one too. I'll not talk too much in the beginning. Let me introduce my today's guest: Katherine Noyes.
mrpogson.com: GNU/Linux share for the past month (counting only GNU/Linux, MacOS and that other OS)
computerworld.com: Bucking the trend of increasingly experimental desktop interfaces, the developers behind the Linux Mint are adopting a simpler desktop for the next version of the open-source Linux distribution.
In search of a different distro (term of endearment for Linux distributions) to try, I decided to try installing probably one of the harder distros to install, Arch Linux over the weekend.
h-online.com: Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel offers another way to team multiple Ethernet devices. Support for "Open vSwitch", a virtual network switch that was specifically developed for virtualised environments, has also been added. Byte Queue Limits are designed to reduce the latencies that cause the much-discussed "buffer bloat".