Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: When I asked the rhetorical question, “Is Debian Linux still relevant?” I knew I’d cause a ruckus. But, I also felt the question needed to be asked: For Debian’s own good. Not everyone, to no surprise, agrees with me.
sophos.com: Naked Security writer Carole Theriault mentioned last week that Sophos had just won (yet another!) VB100 award for Ubuntu. That's right. Anti-virus on Linux. As you can imagine, it wasn't long before we had our first outspoken comment:
genek.net: Debian was, in a sense, my first distro. I actually started out with Ubuntu, but it’s extreme bugginess quickly sent me in search of alternatives. I settled on Debian, and used it’s stable branch (first Etch, then Lenny) exclusively for three years.
wolf911.us: As of February 7th 2011, the KDE edition of Sabayon Forensics is available, see link for info and mirrors. Same tools as the GForensic, but in the KDE desktop environment. The forensic spins are based on the Daily KDE and Gnome x86 editions.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Motivated by the post on BSD that yunani deniz, my Italian friend and "un appassionato di sistemi linux" wrote, I decided to try BSD. My main problem with OSs of the BSD family is, yes, you guessed it, text installation. Luckily, I stumbled upon GhostBSD, a BSD OS that comes in a Live CD.
larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I don’t like the six-month release cycle. There’s nothing like getting comfortable with a distro, only to be prodded to update to the latest, greatest improvements — in many instances the improvements are both great and welcome, but then the cycle of getting comfortable starts all over again.
techrepublic.com: GNOME 3 is just around the corner. For those anxious about how it will look and feel you can kill two birds with one stone by testing both Fedora 15 and GNOME 3 on a single Live CD. Jack Wallen fires this alpha release up and gives his opinion on where it stands.
linuxjournal.com: The strangely named Linux Console seems to be designed to work equally well as a Live distribution and as a permanent installation. It offers an LXDE based desktop alongside a collection of standard applications. However, I'm not absolutely sure what the aim of this distro actually is.
toolbox.com/blogs: Situation:- Add a new hard disk to a windows computer. Copy the files from the second partition of the first hard disk to the new hard disk. Back up the files from the first partition in case something goes wrong. Then repartition the first hard disk so it is a single partition.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First impressions of Saline OS 1.0
- News: Debian 6.0 coverage, Ubuntu 11.04 killer features, CentOS and Mageia release delays, upgrading to Mandriva "Cooker", testing GNOME 3
- Questions and answers: Keeping laptops cool with cpufreqd
- Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, aptosid 2011-01
- Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.4, openSUSE 11.4 RC1
- Donations: CGSecurity (TestDisk, PhotoRec) receives €215.00
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