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What Not To Expect From The Linux 2.6.40 Kernel

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Linux Since the release of the Linux 2.6.39 kernel on Thursday, Linus Torvalds opened the merge window for the Linux 2.6.40 kernel and it will stay open until month's end. While the 2.6.40 kernel will bring several open-source graphics driver improvements (performance improvements, Intel Ivy Bridge support NVIDIA Optimus, etc), new hardware enablement, and other enhancements, there's a few features that you will not find in this next major Linux kernel release.

Mageia 1 RC1, as seen by a two-year Mandriva user

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After installing the Mageia 1 Cauldron Beta 2, updating it to RC1, and using it for a brief period of time, I would like to compare it to Mandriva 2010.2 in terms of performance, ease of use, and general feel.

Linux: The Source of All Desktop Innovation

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Linux Almost every ounce of real innovation happening in the world of Desktop Operating Systems… is happening on Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 406

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: OpenIndiana - there's still hope
  • News: Fedora 15 declared gold, CentOS 6 release imminent, Attachmate's openSUSE commitment, Arch Linux release update, sneak peak at Kubuntu 11.10
  • Questions and answers: Frustrated with lack of "polish"
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, MeeGo 1.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 15
  • New additions: DoudouLinux
  • New distributions: SecUntu
  • Reader comments

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

Should Your Business Remaster Its Own Linux Distro?

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Linux As things stand now, there are more Linux distributions available than most of us know what to do with. However, there are still instances where going along with the crowd and using a ready-made distribution might not be the right fit for your company.

INX : Command line and console Linux Live CD

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Linux Whether you’re a fan of the command line or the novice I recommend you to do a test with INX (INX Is Not X), this is a minimal Linux distribution that has the characteristic of not having any graphical desktop.

Review: Zenwalk 7.0

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Zenwalk is a distribution based on Slackware that uses Xfce as its primary DE, though other WMs such as Openbox are also available.

Fedora Greeters

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Linux I’ve been watching the Ubuntu “power users” group set up with enormous interest. Although Ubuntu has aimed squarely at being easy to use, I’ve never seen it as being particularly unfriendly toward power users. Fedora, on the other hand, hasn’t really ever had much of an issue catering to “power users.” Is there a gap in the Fedora community, in the same way as there apparently was one in the Ubuntu?

Mageia RC1 Screenshots

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  • Mageia RC1 Screeenshots
  • Mageia Linux Overview Video

New Linux Laptop from ERACC – Self-Review

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blog.eracc: If you are interested in a new laptop pre-loaded with Linux or shipped with a bare drive for self-install read on.

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