junauza.com: Linux is everywhere. From desktops to laptops, from tablets to mobiles, and from servers to garden sprinklers. Wait! Garden what? Yes, that's right fellas, Linux-powered garden sprinklers do exist.
- Reviews: First impressions of Slackware Linux 13.37
- News: CentOS vs Scientific Linux, Sabayon 6 and Ubuntu 11.10 updates, interviews with Slackware, Bodhi and CrunchBang developers, who maintains RPM
- Tips and tricks: File encryption and cloud backup
- Released last week: BackTrack 5, Salix OS 13.37 "Xfce"
- Upcoming releases: Mageia 1 RC
- New additions: Fuduntu, Bardinux
- New distributions: Blackbuntu, iQunix, mabuntux, PrimeE17, Vanillux
- Reader comments
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goodbyemicrosoft.net: Having got Debian 6 "Squeeze" running, the next project was to reconfigure my desktop environment, KDE, the way I like it. I've used KDE for years. Alas, Debian 6 has moved on to KDE 4, and the developers couldn't leave well enough alone.
webupd8.org: Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that comes with a lot of applications installed by default, trying to cover everyones needs. But it's not the default application selection what makes Pinguy OS so interesting and easy to use.
mrpogson.com: It won’t go away. That other OS fools its users about the identification of files causing what looks like text or other innocent files to be executable… If ever there was a flaw in the design of an OS this is it.
linuxfoundation.org: Over the course of the last month or so, numerous people have asked me for my opinion on what’s going on with the ARM architecture in Linux. It seems time to broadcast those thoughts more widely.
techradar.com: Linux is going through a kind of dot-com readjustment at the moment. We're at the tide mark between what's become old and predictable, and a brave new continent.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Yesterday, I downloaded the Live CD of Zenwalk 7 and I must confess that I liked it a lot. Not only did it have full support for Japanese IME via iBus, but also its Xfce desktop was simple enough for a beginner like me.
corenominal.org: A while ago, I was contacted by Darth Wound with regards to answering some questions for an interview about CrunchBang. Now, being asked to do interviews about CrunchBang is not unusual, I must receive several a month at the moment, but I know Darth Wound through the excellent work he is doing with the French CrunchBang forums, so I was more than happy to try and answer his questions.
mrpogson.com: Sergey Brin of Google was quoted as stating that other OS and even GNU/Linux tortures users. I would take GNU/Linux any day because if you don’t want to manage it the darned thing just keeps running.