linux.com: The operating system of the future is still to be determined but LInux will play an important role in creating it, says Kevin Kelly, a founding editor and Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine. Just as no one could predict what the Internet would look like 20 years ago, we can't begin to imagine future technology. But Kelly envisions the Technium, a global interconnected super organism.
Welcome to this year's 32nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Exciting developments are brewing in the open source community. This past week WeWi unveiled a new laptop computer featuring solar panels to charge the machine's battery. Meanwhile, the Xubuntu project tackles the question as to whether the distribution should follow Canonical's example and use the new Mir graphics technology. Also in this week's issue Jesse Smith shares his first impressions of Salix's KDE edition.
scottnesbitt.net: One Linux distro that had fallen off my radar was gNewSense. When I first heard about it, I was intrigued. Recently, a tweet from Roy Schestowitz about version 3.0 of gNewSense passed through my stream:
mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I have used Deepin Linux earlier but never got time to actually pen down a review. It is based on Ubuntu but uses the GNOME shell rather than Unity and comes with great support for Chinese language. I am no expert in Chinese and hence, downloaded the 32-bit English version of Linux Deepin for this test.
everydaylinuxuser.com: I have never reviewed Mageia before and there is a reason for that. Mageia has always been my "Eleanor". The "Eleanor" reference comes from the film "Gone in 60 seconds" and refers to the one car that Nicolas Cage cannot steal because something happens when he tries to do so.
dedoimedo.com: What prompted me to write this article were two things. One, the recent donation drive on Tuxmachines. Two, the announcement about the closing of The H, which you may also have known as The H: Open Source, Security and Development. What is common for both these announcement is the obvious difficulty in having a sustainable financial model when running sites dealing in Linux.
linuxfoundation.org: What's been your summer blockbuster favorite? Wolverine? Lone Ranger? Pacific Rim? You ain't seen nothin' yet!
ostatic.com: Two distinguished distributions are celebrating birthdays this week. The openSUSE project celebrates 8 years of open Linux development and distribution. At the same time, Debian is gearing up for their birthday celebration at DebConf13 on August 16.
- AdamW: Flock 2013 (and stuff)
- Mysterious countdown appears on elementary OS website
- XMir Lands In Ubuntu 13.10 Main
- PCLinuxOS FullMonty KDE Desktop 2013.08 Is a Bizarre Mess
- BSD Magazine (August 2013): ZFS Boot Environments
phoronix.com: On the latest Linux 3.10 stable kernel we have taken ten common Linux file-systems and generated an interesting performance comparisons. The Linux file-systems being tested in this article include XFS, Btrfs, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, ReiserFS, Reiser4, JFS, F2FS, and ZFS.