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Debian Project News

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  • Debian Project News - October 18th
  • Understanding Debian’s release process
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks With Its New Kernel

GNU is not Unix: How the GNU Project has gone astray

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techrepublic.com: The GNU Project is hailed by a lot of people as the genesis of the entire free Unix-like OS ecosystem, the reason we even have open source OSs like Linux-based systems. There have been some criticisms of the GNU Project’s toolset over the years.

Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

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  • Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
  • Linux Mint 9 review
  • Review: Linux Mint Debian

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 376

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Kubuntu 10.10
  • News: Looking back at Ubuntu "Maverick" release cycle, Smeegol versus Meego, Arch Linux Handbook and security guide
  • Interview: Elizabeth Naramore, Community Development Manager at SourceForge
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.4 "SpinBase", "CoreCDX", Tiny Core Linux 3.2, Super OS 10.10
  • New additions: antiX, Fusion Linux
  • New additions: Linux MintPPC, 3MX
  • Reader comments

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

Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead

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pcworld.com: It kills me to say this: The dream of Linux as a major desktop OS is now pretty much dead. Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu have utterly transformed the open-source desktop and the market share remains stagnant at around 1 percent.

State of Squeeze

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pogson.6k.ca: The bug-count of Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze release is looking good, with Squeeze being a Christmas present for the world.

Ten reasons Linux is the best choice for kids

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zdnet.co.uk: You may think your day job is demanding, but it's often nothing compared with providing tech support for the family. That's where Linux comes in, says Jack Wallen.

Eight Tech Signs the World really might be coming to an End

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: You have all heard the jokes that the end of the Mayan calender on December 21st 2012 might bring about "the end of the world." There have been more than a few technology releases/announcements in the past couple years that many of us thought would never happen.

starting with a clean slate

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mylifeinlinux.blogspot: The more I have played with Linux and added extra features or software, the more I think, “If I had a complete melt down, how easily could I get a new system up and running the way I like it”. Happily there are some quick answers.

Schools Combine Netbooks, Open Source

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edweek.org: Thanks to the relatively simultaneous development of smaller and cheaper laptops and advances in open-source computing, schools that could not afford 1-to-1 computing programs a few years ago are finding ways to adopt them today.

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Linux 4.0-rc2

So rc2 missed the usual Sunday afternoon timing, because I spent most of the weekend debugging an issue that happened on an old Mac Mini I have around, and I hate making even early -rc releases with problems on machines that I have direct access to. Even if it only affected old machines that actual developers are unlikely to have or at least use. Today I got the patch from Daniel Vetter to fix it, so instead of doing a Sunday evening rc2, it's a Tuesday morning one. Go get it. It works better for the delay. Other than that little one-liner i915 fix? Not much, actually. It's been a very quiet week, for being this early in the release process. Sure, 3.19-rc2 was even smaller, so it continues a trend, but that was the xmas week. I hope this low volume is just because the 4.0 merge window itself was somewhat calmer than most recent releases. But I suspect the real reason is that the driver and networking trees from GregKH and davem are pending, and didn't make rc2. We'll see. Anyway, the shortlog is appended, and testing is appreciated, Linus Read more

6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

I earlier wrote about how Linux invaded CES 2015. The domination continues at Mobile World Congress, which kicked off this week in Barcelona. Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force. Read more

Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Read more

New Ubuntu Phone Separates the App from the Data

As CIO Journal has noted, Mr. Shuttleworth envisions the rise of an Ubuntu-powered phone that runs desktop grade applications and plugs into peripherals such as large displays and keyboards. In other words, he is working to achieve true mobile-desktop-laptop convergence — the only computer you need, in your pocket, all the time. He tried to raise $32 million to fund development of such a phone, known as the Edge, in a widely publicized crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The campaign ended in 2013, short of its goal. Read more