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Red Hat questions Canonical's Ubuntu EC2 popularity claims

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Ubuntu LINUX VENDOR Red Hat has cast doubt on Canonical's claim that Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on Amazon's EC2 service by saying it uses "selective" data.

What DEFT brings to the table

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Linux DEFT is a Linux distribution that is based on Lubuntu, itself based on Ubuntu Desktop, and loaded with the “best free and open source applications dedicated to incident response, cyber intelligence, computer forensics.”

Who Are the 'Unkown' Linux Kernel Developers?

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Linux There are a lot of different people that contribute code to the Linux kernel. In fact, according to the 2012 Linux Kernel Development report from the Linux Foundation, more than 7,800 developers from nearly 800 different companies have participated in Linux kernel development.

Also: How Linux is built

CentOS Desktop

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nicubunu.blogspot: The laptop won't go for repair, so I have to do something... then I was struck: if Linux seems to work on it, let me put Linux as a full install. Then... which flavor?

Unity, GNOME3, Windows 8 and… jumping rats

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linuxblog.darkduck: Years 2011 and 2012 brought, and will bring, significant changes to all of these operating systems. Maybe not on the core level, but certainly on the user interface level. Unity, GNOME3, and now Windows 8 user interface styles are... I won’t say they are bad or wrong. I will say they are different.

Fedora 18 Will Go For Tmpfs

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Linux Fedora 18 will look to use tmpfs for its /tmp directory, after the feature proposal was approved today by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee.

Red Hat donates $100,000 to "the future of open source"

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Linux Following its record annual revenue of more than one billion dollars, Red Hat has announced that it is making a donation of $100,000 (£62,400) to "the future of open source".

Microsoft makes Top 20 list of Linux kernel contributors

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Microsoft The Linux Foundation has released its annual report on the state of the software, and reports that Microsoft has made it into the Top 20 of companies that sponsor development of the Linux kernel –

Interview with Fabio Erculiani of Sabayon Linux

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Interviews Fabio Erculiani is the founder and lead developer of the fantastic Sabayon Linux. On this week’s interview, we talk with him about the details of the development, some technical details about “how things work” and the reasons that make Sabayon so unique.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 450

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking an in-depth look at PapugLinux 11.1a
  • Humour: GNOME 4 - the future of portability
  • News: ARM as "primary architecture" in Fedora, developer corner with PC-BSD's Kris Moore, interview with AgiliaLinux
  • Questions and answers: Top ten killer applications
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 12.1, Fuduntu 2012.2, Webconverger 12.1

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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