codeghar.wordpress: I am beginning to feel this curse with the choice of distributions available today. . I have been a regular Linux user on desktops and servers since about 2006. I have gotten so used to the CLI, troubleshooting, customization, etc., that I am not able to function without tinkering with my setup.
temporaryland.wordpress: A friend of mine brought me his computer for fixing, a Compaq Presario with XP Home. It was in a reboot loop. I told him about Linux, and all its advantages, and he agreed to try it. I grabbed my PCLinuxOS CD and installed it in a matter minutes.
toolbox.com: Human beans of the two legged kind love variety. That is why we always are changing the drapes, moving the furniture and continuously buying new clothes. Yet when it comes to compooters there is no such choice for many people.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Taking a long look at Salix OS 13.37
- News: KDE 3 for openSUSE 12.1, keeping FreeBSD up-to-date, overviews of Linux Mint and Arch Linux, changes in Fuduntu and DEFT Linux
- Questions and answers: Tweaking X.Org drivers for better Intel graphics support
- Released last week: CentOS 5.7, KNOPPIX 6.7.1, pfSense 2.0, Trisquel GNU/Linux 5.0
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 12.1 Beta, Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2
- New distributions: CloudLinux OS
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it was a difficult week for those of us here in the Linux blogosphere last week, what with all the din emanating from the Windows territories to the south.
linuxaria.com: Trisquel GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution using a free version of the Linux kernel as distributed by the Linux-libre project, which has as goal to remove software that is included without source code.
xjonquilx.co.cc: According to Distrowatch, Chakra GNU/Linux is a Live CD distribution aimed at ease of use and originally forked from Arch Linux. Some of its features include a graphical installer, automatic hardware detection and configuration, the latest KDE desktop, and a variety of tools and “extras”.
mylinuxrig.com: I saw Francois speak at Debian Day 2010, held up at Columbia University. Francois gave a great talk about supporting Linux for friends and family. When I started The Linux Setup, he was one of the first people I asked to participate.
linuxdistroreview.com: Joli OS is a relative newcomer to the Linux world. It’s created by Jolicloud, which “lets you manage all your Web apps, files and services, all in one place”. Like Peppermint or Google’s Chrome OS, this one is firmly cloud-based, meaning that you’ll need an internet connection for best results.
mashable.com: The Linux operating system is not just for nerds. Even though you may not realize it, chances are you probably have a version of Linux running right under your nose.