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Upstream projects vs. Distributions

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fnords.wordpress: You can globally split open source projects into two broad categories. Upstream projects develop and publish source code for various applications and features. Downstream projects are consumers of this source code. Let’s try to find common ground.

London Stock Exchange website listed as virus attack page

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Linux The website of the London Stock Exchange has been inaccessible from Google this morning, after it was reported as a virus attack page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 394

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Wolfer Linux 2
  • News: Fedora - alpha delay and ARM beta release, Ubuntu vs Banshee controversy, Debian and its relationship with FSF
  • Questions and answers: Web browsers for Linux
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "KDE", FreeBSD 8.2, PC-BSD 8.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 2, Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Singularity Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Have You Ever Wondered How Your Operating System Got Its Name?

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Linux Have you ever wondered what “XP” stands for or where “Ubuntu” comes from? Some operating systems get their names from obvious places, but others need some explaining. We’ve rounded up the most popular and well-known operating systems, as well as a few lesser-known ones.

Squeeze, Debian, and the FSF

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Linux Dear FSF, thanks for your appreciation of Debian Squeeze achievements in getting rid of non-free firmware blobs. We still disagree on the overall freeness assessment of Debian, but I'm positive that steps like this one can further future collaboration, in the interest of both projects.

Microsoft's challenging road ahead

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Microsoft For a long time the demise of Microsoft was always tied to the rise of Linux. Ironically, it looks very likely that it will be Linux that ultimately undermines Microsoft.

German PS3 Hacker Lashes Out at Sony Over €1 Million Lawsuit

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Hardware SONY you failed again, you took my equipment but my mind is still free. If you want me to stop then you should just kill me because I cannot live without programming, HV and Linux kernel hacking.

Linux Mint 10 KDE review

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Linux Linux Mint 10 KDE is the latest release of Linux Mint. It is one of several editions of Linux Mint, a desktop-oriented distribution that is based on Ubuntu Desktop Edition. This release comes more than three months after the main Linux Mint 10 edition was released.

Linux Mint KDE 10, Time To Switch From Ubuntu?

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Linux Ubuntu has been my preferred desktop for the last 5 years. It was not a fan-boyish choice, it was a practical decision. Ubuntu is easier to use. But, the latest release of Linux Mint may force me to make a switch.

Debian is dying, oh my word!

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Raphael Hertzog: Ever since the release of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, there’s an ongoing debate about whether Debian is still relevant or whether the project is going to die.

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