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Kernels 2.6.35 and 2.6.36: Storage Updates

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linux-mag.com: Two kernel releases have gone by since we last checked in with the check-ins. While the storage related changes are seemingly minimal, it’s always good to review what changed; you might be surprised.

Twenty-ten: The picks of the litter

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kmandla.wordpress: Two-thousand-and-ten is almost over. I’ve done more than my share of distro-hopping this year, and not because of a fickle character, but because of a curious streak. So I have a few end-of-year “notes.”

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 384

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Slax - still alive in the Slax Community remix
  • News: Debian updates installer and artwork, Fedora prepares for Btrfs transition, CentOS considers release options, openSUSE includes Galbraith Latency patch, NetBSD interview
  • Questions and answers: Memory usage
  • Released last week: Asturix 3, Jolicloud 1.1, Vinux 3.1
  • New additions: Madbox Linux
  • New distributions: Groovy Arcade Linux, Swift Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Non-Profits Lead The Way With Linux

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earthweb.com: In this article, I’ll explore which applications have allowed non-profits, libraries and schools to make the move over to Linux and web-based services and away from a licensing nightmare brought to us by our friends in the proprietary software universe.

Introducing UberBang 10.04

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that CrunchBang ("#!"), an Openbox distribution that was previously based on Ubuntu, has switched to a Debian base (and has added Xfce to the mix as well). While I agree with many of the developers' reasons for switching bases, I feel like now there's a void in the realm of Ubuntu derivatives using Openbox.

Linux Distros as Songs

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Humor

linuxaria.com: If every Linux distribution was a song, which would you choose to listen?

New ArchBang Live CD "Symbiosis" in January 2011

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Another newly found favorite, ArchBang, is going to release a new version in January 2011. Not that I needed a new release...

today's leftovers:

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  • Fotoxx - Simple, Lightweight Photo Editor for Linux
  • Fedora 15: A Potential Savior?
  • Common user interface mistakes in KDE applications, part 1: Default sizes
  • New PiTiVi project settings and rendering UI
  • using latest 64-bit Flash player
  • Conflicts in open source business models
  • Mono: What we are Cooking
  • Computer Engineer Barbie has a penguin
  • Telenet using Drupal for knowledge base
  • Mozilla patches 13 Firefox security bugs
  • AMD's Linux Team Takes Another Blow
  • Possible root vulnerability in Exim internet mailer
  • openSUSE Collaboration thrives!
  • LibreOffice: Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 11-Dec-2010
  • Announcing Fuduntu 14.7
  • Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 2 Out
  • Full Circle Side-pod Episode #6
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.12.10
  • Linux Outlaws 180 - GPL Licensed Feedback

Super OS - Do we really need it?

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Super OS, formerly Super Ubuntu, is a remastered (modified) Ubuntu, a Ubuntu clone if you will, designed to make Ubuntu more usable out of the box. As such, Super OS joins a long line of Ubuntu derivatives, all of which try to extend, enhance and pimpify the basic Ubuntu release.

Linux Can Deliver A Faster Gaming Experience Than Mac OS X

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phoronix.com: Here's an additional set of tests showing the measurable leads of NVIDIA Linux over Mac OS X with Apple's NVIDIA driver.

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Leftovers: Software

  • GTK3 Download Manager `uGet` 2.0 Released
    uGet 2.0 was released recently, bringing support for multi-thread downloading and mirrors for the curl plugin, individual download speed limiting, new settings dialog and more.
  • Drop-Down Terminal `Guake` 0.7.0 Released, Available In PPA
    Guake is a drop-down terminal inspired by computer games consoles such as the one used in Quake, which slides down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed (F12 by default in Guake).
  • 4MPlayer 12.0 Beta Is a Linux Distro Used Just to Play Video Files
    4MPlayer is new interesting Linux distribution that has been built with a single use in mind, to play any kind of video files, including CDs and DVDs, without having to boot an entire distro and its desktop environment.
  • RcppAnnoy 0.0.6
    A few days ago, Erik released a new version of his Annoy library -- a small, fast, and lightweight C++ template header library for approximate nearest neighbours -- which now no longer requires Boost. While I don't mind Boost (actually, quite the opposite), it appears to have been a blocker in getting the Python part of Annoy over to the world of python3.
  • virt-manager 1.2.0 released!
    Today I released virt-manager-1.2.0. You can read the release announcement here...
  • Calligra 2.9.4 Office Suite Released with Multiple Krita Improvements
    After a bogus Calligra 2.9.3 release, the developers of the number one open source office suite for the KDE desktop environment released Calligra 2.9.4, which brings multiple improvements to the popular Krita digital painting software.
  • KDE Applications 15.04 Is Now Available for Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)
    On May 4, the Kubuntu developers had the pleasure of informing their users about the immediate availability of the recently announced KDE Applications 15.04 software suite for the Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system.
  • Plex Media Server Now Supports PlayStation 4 Audio Transcoding
    The modern and powerful Plex Media Server, a free and cross-platform media server software for GNU/Linux, BSD, OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms, has been updated recently to version 0.9.12.0.

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Leftovers: Gaming