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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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theinquirer.net: 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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idreamoflinux.com: 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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boycott-boycottnovell.com: 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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ugarro.com: 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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ostatic.com/blog: 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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sabayonlinux.org: 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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