h-online.com: Linux kernels 3.0.17, 3.1.9 and 3.2.1 fix a problem with the handling of IGMP packets that was introduced with updates in Linux 2.6.36.
zdnet.co.uk: I admit, that I am still running Fedora 14 for most of my machines, which is the last version to include the Gnome 2 desktop. I've purposely not upgraded because I haven't had the time yet to explore Gnome 3.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Kororaa Linux 16
- News: FreeBSD 9.0 update, testing Unity 5.0, new features in Fedora 17, interviews with Debian's Steve McIntyre and openSUSE's Frédéric Crozat, Linux Mint overview
- Questions and answers: SOPA and open-source software
- Released last week: FreeBSD 9.0, PC-BSD 9.0, Fuduntu 2012.1
- New additions: Leeenux
- New distributions: Bachata Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): There's no doubt the Linux world has seen its share of good news over the past year or so, but every once in a while a tidbit comes along that calls for a little extra fanfare. Case in point:
zdnet.com: A tiny but vocal minority of Linux fanatics are pounding the table today over a new security feature called Secure Boot that will be introduced in Windows 8, shrilly accusing Microsoft once again of a conspiracy to “lock out” Linux. They are pounding the table because the facts are not on their side.
all-things-linux.blogspot: Always on the lookout for something interesting I found three more esoteric spins of major distributions and set out to give them a quick test run.
darkduck.com: There are different general directions in Linux distribution development, taking into consideration the dilemma of free vs non-free software.
phoronix.com: New patches have been published for the Btrfs file-system that implement support for Google's Snappy compression algorithm, which promises to deliver better performance beyond LZO compression.
techradar.com: For the entire Linux ecosystem in general, and the desktop in particular, last year must have been one of the boldest. Not surprisingly, then, it has stacked up quite a few firsts to its name.
makeuseof.com: Not too long ago I wrote a similar article about the top three distributions of the Debian side in the Linux family, but as a true Linux geek I would never want to forget the entire other side of the Linux family, probably best known as the “RPM family”.