Welcome to this year's ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
ostatic.com: Back when I used to write full-length distribution reviews for a living, I always kept my eyes open for unique offerings. Well, one of those gems of the Linux world appeared on my radar this evening.
Fedora will be holding an IPv6 Test Day tomorrow, to test the readiness of both the Fedora distribution and project sites for IPv6. View this as an opportunity to contribute to Fedora while learning about IPv6 in real time from smart cookies who actually know what they’re talking about. I know that’s what I’m going to do. See you all tomorrow in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC!
advogato.org: Anyone who's been following anything I've written lately may be under the impression that I dislike EFI. They'd be entirely correct. It's an awful thing and I've lost far too much of my life to it. But there is something else EFI gives us.
linuxinexile.blogspot: I'm one of 3 people in our office that dual-boots Windows and Linux, and I was not alone as we witnessed Windows break because it was not the only operating system to control the hard drive.
datamation.com: How many times have we as desktop Linux users been asked if this is the "year of the Linux desktop?" Too many times I'd imagine. Even worse, we still calculate the value of using Linux based on some phantom number that is frankly impossible to measure. In this article, I'd like offer a Linux progress report.
junauza.com: Let’s say, for a day, you are given the power to choose a person to lead Linux. Whom would you choose? Before you start racking that rusty bean of yours, let’s consider the options.
computing.co.uk: Version 15 of Red Hat's community project Linux distribution Fedora showed great stability, and it was simple to add applications onto the platform. We had no problem with hardware drivers and the new GNOME 3 GUI was easy to use, even though initially we did seem to be blundering about.
openbytes.wordpress: In 2008 I tried a well known distro called Mandriva, even back then the bar was set pretty high for what you could expect out of the box from Linux. Suffice to say it failed me.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Trying on a Fedora that gives a new look
- News: Mageia versus Mandriva, Ubuntu's "sins", Slackware's KDE headaches
- Questions and answers: Restricting commands to specific users
- Released last week: Mageia 1, Kororaa Linux 14, Oracle Linux 6.1
- Donations: RIPLinuX receives US$300
- New additions: AV Linux
- New distributions: 0 Linux, P@xtreme Lightweight Linux, SlaXBMC, Synergy Linux
- Reader comments
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