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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 425

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: ConnochaetOS 0.9.0
  • News: Kris Moore explains PC-BSD, Linus Torvalds on project management and GNOME releases version 3.2
  • Questions and Answers: A look behind the curtain
  • Security: Taming the BEAST - Java unplugged
  • Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 4.0, Clonezilla Live 1.2.10-14, DoudouLinux 1.1
  • Reader comments

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

Linux on Mainframes - an IBM update

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Hardware

zdnet.com: Many Linux proponents appear to equate Linux with the use of industry standard X86 systems. IBM demonstrated that its Mainframes are a growing portion of the market.

Installing Fedora 16 pre-release

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paul.frields.org: Today I finally took the plunge. Unfortunately, there was one problem standing in my way — an Anaconda bug that pops up in certain pre-existing LVM configurations.

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.1 (Part 4) - Drivers

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h-online.com: Linux 3.1 comes with all the components that are required for using the 3D acceleration features of various current GeForce graphics chips. The Intel graphics driver is still not using an important power saving mechanism.

Intrerview with Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

linux-bg.org: "Linux is what I do almost all the time, but there are different "intensity levels". Right now, for example, we're pretty late in the 3.1 release window, and things are fairly quiet."

Rethinking the Linux distibution

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gnome.org/alexl: Recently I’ve been thinking about how Linux desktop distributions work, and how applications are deployed. I have some ideas for how this could work in a completely different way.

WattOS: Is It Faster & Can Save Power Over Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: For some months I've been meaning to try out WattOS, an Ubuntu derivative that claims to do more than providing simple desktop theme changes and other high-level customizations. It seeks to provide a simple and fast desktop that's also said to conserve more power and run better on older hardware, but is this actually the case?

ZaReason CEO Sounds Off on Linux, Hardware ‘Compatibility’

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Hardware

thevarguy.com: Canonical’s “Ubuntu Friendly” hardware-validation program, which officially debuts next month along with Ubuntu 11.10, should make life a little easier for people with computers that don’t get along so well with Linux. But what if your computer is designed from the ground up to run Linux flawlessly?

Pardus 2011.2 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Pardus is a Linux distribution developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), an arm of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Unlike most distributions, it is not based on another.

About the Kernel 3.0 "Power Regression" Myth

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fewt.com: Oh boy, here we go again. LOLPhoronix has yet another article proclaiming that the Linux Kernel has a "power regression". Those Kernel developer losers aren't doing ANYTHING about it either! Oh the HUMANITY! /drama

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