newsfactor.com: Linux has suffered from a bad reputation, known for being complicated and exclusively for geeks who know each line of code by heart. But that's undeserved. The most daunting prospect with Linux is choosing between its variety of versions.
desktoplinuxreviews.com: Mandriva had been around a long time and is a popular desktop distribution. I was intrigued to find that Mandriva now has a fork called Mageia. The first release of Mageia came out recently and I finally found some time to sit down and give it a go.
spevack.wordpress: Most of the time that we see contentious debate come up in the Fedora Project is when the community is trying to create, or agree on, the governance or process by which a scarce resource is used or allocated.
dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 was released a little less than 9 months ago, while RHEL derivative Scientific Linux 6.0 "Carbon" was released a little less than 5 months ago. Yet, it took 8 months after the release of RHEL 6.0 for CentOS 6.0 to be released.
idreamoflinux.com: Every year there are articles published about this being the "Year of Linux". I read many of them and I realized that there is no specific "Year of Linux". I also wrote my own article arguing that every year is the year of Linux and as the Linux market share grows, one day we will realize that Linux is everywhere.
jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been recommending Asus computers to friends and clients for some time now. After my recent dealing with the Asus support/repair center I will continue to recommend them for the foreseeable future.
datamation.com: It seems like it wasn't that long ago when Windows was an exclusive part of my computing life. Ever so slowly, I began to move away from Windows XP into some of the popular Linux distributions of the time. In this article, I’ll focus on some of the hits and misses I've seen with the Linux desktop over the years.
linux.com: It was big news when the 3.0 kernel was released at the end of July, but as luck would have it, another fundamental piece of your average distribution is about to bump its own version number up to 3.0 as well: the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS).
informationweek.com: EBay is known to be a large user of open source code, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Apache Web Server, and Apache Tomcat lightweight application server, so the revelation it's using an open source ESB is not a total surprise.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Opinion: Is economic collapse good for Linux?
- News: New CentOS spins, FreeBSD 9.0 features, Debian's "multiarch" support, interview with Linux Mint's Clement Lefebvre
- Questions and answers: Unit testing with Isolator++
- Released last week: Scientific Linux 6.1, Poseidon Linux 4.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3
- Donations: vsftpd receives US$300
- New distributions: Ascendos, Helal Linux, UbuBox SalentOS
- Reader comments
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