zdnet.co.uk: Just two weeks after the Release Candidate, the final release of Magiea 2 was made available today. Mageia is a spinoff from the Mandriva distribution, which was created by a group of Mandriva developers and contributors because of the uncertainty about the future of Mandriva.
tech-faq.com: Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation recently mused on the topic of non-free games on Linux, and unsurprisingly he rejects them, even though admitting that they “might encourage users of the games to replace Windows with GNU/Linux”.
h-online.com: The new version sees a number of important changes affecting graphics drivers. The x32-ABI promises the advantages of x86-64-CPUs without the overhead of 64-bit code. Btrfs is reported to be quicker, and Yama prevents processes from accessing each other's allocated memory.
computerworlduk.com: French firm Ordissimo is bringing “the world’s simplest laptop” to the UK, a small family of Linux-based computers aimed at the population of holdouts who find conventional PCs and the online world that comes with it too complex to bother with.
gnuman.com: SolusOS is a Debian “Stable” based distribution that uses GNOME 2 as its desktop environment. SolusOS is also an installable Live distribution.
makeuseof.com: There are tiny distros like Puppy, chunky distros like Debian and some altogether more sinister efforts, which is what we’ve got here. I’ll be saving the very worst for last, so prepare yourselves…
h-online.com: The Fedora Project has pushed back the release of the Fedora 17 Linux distribution by a week, from 22 May to 29 May.
larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Distros and FOSS programs rise and fall depending on the quality of the software and the community that gathers around them. Good distros and programs — the “fittest” — survive, and the others, well, not so much.
aseigo.blogspot: Just read another "forget desktop Linux" piece by a writer trying to cover Free software on a sight ostensibly doing the same. This is exactly the sort of thing I wrote about in a recent blog entry, and it's sad to see it continue.
makeuseof.com: For quite a while now, Linux users have constantly been discussing whether the open source operating system will ever experience a “year of the desktop.”