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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 323

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Slackware Linux 13.0 - the oldest Linux distro gets a major overhaul
  • News: Upgrading openSUSE to 11.2, Red Hat challenges software patents, Slackware "current" updates
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 10.0, Sabayon Linux 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010 RC2
  • Donations: KompoZer receives €250.00
  • New distributions: DigAnTel, EsiTux, MyXbmc Passion, Pandorga GNU/Linux, Portable Linux, VIPER VAST Live
  • Reader comments

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

Lazy Linux sysadmins make systems insecure

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Linux SOME LAZY Linux administrators are living in a dreamworld where they believe their systems are secure just because they use Linux, according to an insecurity expert.

The best anti-virus.

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Linux Last week my mom forwarded an email to me and I started to laugh. The email was to warn me about a virus that is spreading and destroying peoples data. I called my mom and told her that she does not have to worry.

The Grand Experiment - Linux Ads on Radio

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linuxlock.blogspot: For those that are not aware, two radio ads introducing people to Linux and our services/non profit recently ran on KLBJ AM radio in Austin Texas. The results were surprising.

Linux. Still not ready for the average user.

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ayfs.wordpress: Every year or so, I fire up a Linux build or two, just to see where we stand on things. Every time I try out Linux, it gets a little better, but is nowhere near the ease of use as Windows.

Terminology Wars I: Linux versus GNU/Linux

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Linux I initially wrote most of this as a response to a comment on Groklaw, where PJ is busily carrying water to assist in running down an active member of the open source community as a "traitor to the free software movement". The comment began by stating that the FSF had never "ordered" anyone to use the terminology "GNU/Linux" (as if they could), and continued,

Linux is for doing, not socializing

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The biggest problem Linux needs to overcome is the Linux community.

Linux on everything!

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Linux My current work is mostly related to embedded devices. Many gadgets, like gps devices, pda, mobile phones, netbooks, etc. also run on linux these days. But, by no means, when I bought this tv, did I expect the following:

Linux Has No Marketing, But What if it Did?

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Linux Today, I was looking at a couple of interesting news and opinion pieces that made me think of an unfortunate truth that we've written about before: Linux has no marketing.

Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 5.o GNOME and KDE Released

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Linux After a tremendous, though work, Sabayon5 is eventually here with a joint release between GNOME and KDE editions. Dedicated to those who like cutting edge stability, out of the box experience, outstanding Desktop performance, clean and beauty.

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