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1 • Nice! (by war on 2005-09-12 11:44:08 GMT from United States) |
Excellent distrowatch, keep up the good work!
2 • Microsoft tries to hire Eric S Raymond (by Nate on 2005-09-12 11:51:46 GMT from United States)
Eric Raymond _DID NOT_ get a job offer from Microsoft, A VENDER of Microsoft sent a canned email to him to setup an interview.. Additionally his response is an embarrassment to the OSS community, very unprofessional and pompous. I never thought the story would have been posted here... Slashdot yes but Distrowatch!?! I am disappointed.
3 • Microsoft tries to hire Eric S Raymond (by ladislav on 2005-09-12 11:56:15 GMT from Taiwan)
Sorry, I forgot to put up a disclaimer before the story: please only read it if you have any sense of humour!
4 • No subject (by bob on 2005-09-12 12:07:18 GMT from United States)
oh come on we all hate microsoft and those attached to it. it feels good to bash at them and every once and a while you need to do it to them. i applaud his responce. if only more of us were that outspoken we might get more done.
5 • Boot time. (by Mike on 2005-09-12 12:22:23 GMT from United Kingdom)
My LFS system boots to the command prompt in about 10 seconds, and that's without backgrounding anything. As for the time it takes Fluxbox to load... [blinks and misses it]
6 • Microsoft tries to hire Eric S Raymond (by Wes on 2005-09-12 12:29:11 GMT from United States)
7 • Microsoft tries to hire Eric S Raymond (by crawancon on 2005-09-12 12:43:16 GMT from United States)
unprofessional? i think it's microsoft that's unprofessional. powered by greed, deception, and ignorance, i would only hope to refuse a job offer in the same well-said manner as Mr Raymond.
Yes, it wasn't a "job offer" more like an "interview offer" but still...
get a clue and a sense of humor.
8 • 4 distributions enter final testing stages (by Any1 on 2005-09-12 12:50:13 GMT from Argentina)
I thinks its mandriva 2006, (or mandrake 10.3), I always thought 10.2 was mandriva 2005 L.E.
Great read, as always
9 • ESR's response inappropriate (by JLB on 2005-09-12 12:59:38 GMT from United States)
I find ESR's reply rather inappropriate (albeit very funny though). Since I feel ESR is part of the OSS community, his responses reflect on the OSS community...
Something along the lines of ... I am Eric S. Raymond. Look it up! may have been more appropriate.
10 • No subject (by MixMatch on 2005-09-12 13:10:44 GMT from United States)
The great part about OSS community is freedom. ESR can say whatever he wants, because OSS covers such a broad range of personalities. I find it unfortunate that people try to narrow down the scope of what people in the OSS community can say. If I feel like saying that Microsoft sucks and that I don't think anybody should use it, I'm perfectly free to do so. Guess what, I'm part of the OSS community just as much as he is. The only difference is that he has contributed so much more.
Everyone who uses OSS is a spokesperson, so get over it. If anything, this is a great example of the mighty monolythical Microsoft frequently over looks the oh-so-important details that OSS is all about...
11 • No subject (by mixmatch on 2005-09-12 13:12:38 GMT from United States)
"If anything, this is a great example of the mighty monolythical Microsoft frequently over looks the oh-so-important details that OSS is all about..."
If anything, this is a great example of how the mighty monolythical Microsoft frequently over looks the oh-so-important details that OSS is all about...
sorry... wouldn't want to get misinterpreted...
12 • SUSE and Mandriva switching roles (by Leo on 2005-09-12 13:13:26 GMT from United States)
It's funny how, historically, while both SUSE and Mandrake have had good reputation as user friendly, SUSE was considered more stable, and Mandrake more of a bleeding edge distro. These days, SUSE is more on the bleeding edge with Xen, OO.org 2.0, etc., and Mandriva seems to be betting the farm on stability, always releasing stable, well tested (but a bit outdated) versions of software. What do you all think ?
IMHO, this is a smart move on SUSE side. They'll keep the bleeding edge for the mases, and give a more solid, slowly moving target to the corporate users (the ones that actually bring money). And Mandriva should be doing the same, IMHO. But what do I know, I wish them both the best.
13 • 4 main distros.. (by KiM on 2005-09-12 13:47:50 GMT from Egypt)
hello..!! a nice monday reading with distro..thx...
there is an egyptian Mandriva tuned on 2 CDs and its very good also.... but i still like ubuntu better with both Gnome and KDE..
allow me to offer my deep condolences to Xandros team..
14 • Eric Raymond's remarks to a recruiter, White Box helping Katrina refugees (by Ed Borasky on 2005-09-12 14:16:13 GMT from United States)
I too was somewhat saddened by Eric Raymond's choice of responses to the letter from a recruiter. That's just not the way you respond to a recruiter. They have a wide network, and such disrespect -- bordering on narcissistic arrogance in my opinion -- will be communicated widely.
I don't think of it as a reflection on the Open Source community. But it does make me think a lot less of Eric Raymond. Unless he's independently wealthy, he just made his life a **lot** more difficult. I think a **public** apology is in order.
To end on a positive note for the Open Source community, I'm given to understand that the folks at White Box Enterprise Linux, located near the hurricane Katrina devastation, have been instrumental in providing Internet connectivity and other support to refugees from the flooding. Any chance of DistroWatch coming up with an extra donation to them to help out?
15 • Suse 10.0 release date (by DTR on 2005-09-12 14:29:12 GMT from United Kingdom)
It is due out on the 6th of October according to opensuse.org website
16 • Linux mag market (by pp on 2005-09-12 15:03:24 GMT from United Kingdom)
the market in english speaking Europe could be a bit saturated, or what do you think? I live in Cambridge, UK and can buy at least:
- Linux Format (a UK mag)
- Linux Magazine (mostly translated from german)
- Linux Magazine (from US)
- Linux User and developer (from UK)
My superquick review:
Linux Format - run by brats and "gurus" who like to put their pics on it - suits the teenager taste. But the content is very good.
Linux Magazine (non-US) - more professional look and feel, concentrates on intermediate users
Linux Magazine (US) - quite hard core professional stuff. never buy it.
Linux User & developer - Looks very mainstream and good, but I don't find the content interesting enough.
My winner: Linux Magazine (non-US)
The prices are insane, £ 6.50 for a mag. The DVD:s are totally useless - just distros that you can download easily.
17 • No subject (by Andy on 2005-09-12 15:17:15 GMT from United Kingdom)
He should of took the job. It would be good to have someone of his expertise on the inside!! .
'keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer!!'
18 • Re: Microsoft tries to hire Eric S Raymond (by Anon Doofer on 2005-09-12 15:27:35 GMT from United States)
Wonder why the general public in many countries doesn't view the open source movement with trust and credibility. Could it be, at least partially, because of self-appointed leaders who act like children? Could it be because the community celebrates those childish acts? You know, this would have actually been a funny little story, had not Eric acted like an arrogant, spoiled eight-year old. I would have hoped we'd rise above, not sink below.
19 • Screenshots inaccessible again:( (by istoyanov on 2005-09-12 15:33:38 GMT from Bulgaria)
For example: "You don't have permission to access /images/screenshots/foresight-0.9.png on this server."
Last week I had the same problems when trying to see the screenshots in their full glory:(
Anyway, thanks for another great issue of DW Weekly!!!
20 • Hackin9 magazine (by Eric on 2005-09-12 15:40:39 GMT from Malaysia)
Ladislav, I subscribe to the Hackin9 PDF edition from Software Wydawnictwo and it NEVERS arrives on time and I need to send numerous emails and cc to every email address in their magazine just to get their attention. I must agree the content is good but they need to get their act together.
Also, I believe in freedom of speech as any person but I do find that ESR's response was a tad childish. I meant he is a recognised "leader" of the FLOSS community, what kinda signal are we sending to whose unsaved sould in MS hell? Cheers!
21 • Microsoft buying up competition (by CJ on 2005-09-12 15:59:22 GMT from United States)
It is obvious that M$ is trying to "hire" all the OSS advocates they can. That way it puts an end to their competition.
22 • Linux magazines (by Taft on 2005-09-12 16:06:34 GMT from Canada)
pp, I can't believe you forgot to mention Linux Journal. Is it not widely available in Europe? Also I thought Linux Magazine (the one that's available here in North America) was a British publication. It looks great but the NA subscription rates are astronomical compared to LJ. Any other good North American Linux magazines anyone would like to plug?
23 • Octoz (by Marc on 2005-09-12 16:31:48 GMT from Canada)
Just to inform you that the Octoz distro
is no more. It has been replaced by
Hedlinux. Check on Octoz site for more
Thank for another entertaining DWW.
24 • I agree with CJ (by fnobths on 2005-09-12 16:38:38 GMT from United States)
Take out your enemy's leaders and watch your enemies fall. That's what Micro$oft is doing. That is what they always have done. Don't compete, buy them out.
25 • Free Linux magazines (by LinuxHungry on 2005-09-12 17:40:03 GMT from United States)
I've found a few free Linux magazines in pdf format.
TUX is one of a favs geared for new linux users.
another free pdf linux magazine.
26 • Linux Magazines (by Brian at 2005-09-12 17:52:41 GMT from United Kingdom)
Do you think of anyone else but yourself, pp?
Quote: 'The DVD:s are totally useless - just distros that you can download easily.'
You might be able to download them easily, but I can't because I am on a 56K modem. I would not have got into Linux without the Magazine cover disks!
Even those that CAN download might be tempted to try a distro off a cover disk, cos its quick and easy, that they would not bother to download.
27 • Go Open TV torrents (by LinuxHungry on 2005-09-12 18:06:31 GMT from United States)
Links to the bittorrents of the Go Open tv shows.
28 • ESR (by Warpengi on 2005-09-12 18:42:26 GMT from Canada)
To all you people who think the comment was unproffessional, childish, whatever. Time to get hte stick out of your ass and start enjoying life a little.
Any lesser comment would have left an equal number of people wondering whether ESR was actually contemplating a move to MS and we would have to endure all the agonizing over whether OSS was loosing one of its leading lights. Thank god we don't have to endure that nonsense.
29 • Bootup Speed (by arnie on 2005-09-12 18:45:56 GMT from United States)
The SUPER version of SUSE 10.0 (RC1) boots to the KDE login screen in 30 Seconds and to the end of the startup sound in 46. (AMD 2200+)
30 • Mandriva boot times (by Warpengi on 2005-09-12 18:46:24 GMT from Canada)
This is something long overdue. As stated in the article Windows XP has always beat Linux in that area. I have been waiting for this for a long time. Maybe it's time to purchase a Mandriva Club membership again.
31 • ESR's comments to M$ (by Fred Stephens on 2005-09-12 19:23:45 GMT from United States)
Funniest thing I've read in months!
Quit whining about childish, lack of respect, etc. Just enjoy Eric's wit and a good laugh at M$'s expense. The suits and the general public aren't going to read this stuff anyway.
Being a Gentoo fan, I was disapointed when Daniel Robbins went to work for them. We can only hope he works to change them from the inside.
32 • The Problem with the USA (by Bill Savoie on 2005-09-12 21:21:23 GMT from United States)
I live in Albama. So don't flame, but it seems to me that the USA is at a cross road. Our war in far away countries, our inept president, and our greed prevent us from being civilized. New Orleans was an example of 'theory' of 'No taxes' vs what government needs to be. I think the rest of the world is learning the limitations of our National ego. Microsoft is just another straw on the back of the poor.Linux is another whole approach, more Buddhist in action. The world will learn to love in time..Thanks Ladislav for the chance to feel connected to humanity, even here in Alabama. Nothing can stop us..we are the small ones... one bit at a time..
33 • Linux Magazines (by EEDOK on 2005-09-12 21:32:25 GMT from Canada)
I'm subscribed to Tux and Linux Magazine(Non-US), I like Linux Magazine better but $130 for a years subscription is insane, but it's nice to get things like SuSe 9.3 Professional on DVD with the magazine.
34 • Bill Savoie (by CJ on 2005-09-12 21:46:08 GMT from United States)
Yay! Another person from Alabama!
35 • ESR (by ray carter at 2005-09-12 22:04:20 GMT from United States)
For my two cents worth - according to what I've been able to decipher from the varying accounts, it seems that the offer was an unsolicited offer from a corporate 'head hunter'. He got what he deserved.
36 • *Ahem* (by 1c3d0g on 2005-09-12 22:10:19 GMT from Aruba)
Let me be the first to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the Chairman and co-founder of Xandros. It's sad to see someone leave this world at such an age, but we should also be confident that he is in a better place now, where there's no more pain and suffering. May he rest in peace.
About Slackware: does anybody have a clue if the first CD contains everything that's needed to install Slackware (including KDE)? I'm asking this as it's incredibly annoying to have to download and burn 2 CD's for one distro. I really hope Pat included KDE in the first CD.
37 • Boot Time (by Anonymous on 2005-09-12 22:35:56 GMT from Australia)
"while many distributions have been talking about speeding up the boot process, an area where no Linux distribution compares favourably with Microsoft Windows"
Eh? Try AUSTRUMI - on AMD1800 boots (from CD!) in 35sec with all the apps (AbiWord, Gnumeric, GIMP,Apache,....list goes on) already loaded into ram...
38 • Real title: Eric S Raymond assumes an email is from Microsoft (by Visible on 2005-09-12 23:35:15 GMT from Canada)
Here are my beefs:
If you are going to post something please at least it and others comments. Several people clearly explained that the email was just from some vendor. These comments have been posted for a day or two before this even came out. This site usually is a good resource.
My personal opinion, that blog post is garbage. This may sound harsh but here is why I feel that way. It is a waste of time for everyone who reads it. Its not even acurate. He hasn't fixed it either. If he had, there wouldn't be all these false news site postings telling everyone that Microsoft tried to hire Mr. Raymond when that is false. Now ignore how he was mistaken in who sent the letter. His response itself was bad form too.
39 • Boot times (by Ben on 2005-09-12 23:40:48 GMT from Australia)
Boot times are no doubt very important for Windows, and for embedded devices, since these are likely restarted often. But a Linux desktop? I have no idea how long it takes my Debian boxes, but rebooting is required so rarely that it is a null issue.
40 • The Letter!! (by Anonymous on 2005-09-13 01:03:06 GMT from United States)
If I was ESR; I would have "highly" recommended that the pursue candidates like: Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds. This would have been a great gag to pass around to various OSS developers.
Just my .02cents worth.
41 • VLOS 1.21 (by mikkh on 2005-09-13 01:14:21 GMT from United Kingdom)
YAY, great improvement on the rush job that was 1.2
Anyone curious about Gentoo, but doesn't want the long winded (but none the less educational) install of 'straight' Gentoo should try this
The default Gnome is fine, but I 'emerged' KDE anyway just to see what it was like. A mere 14 hours of compiling later.............
KDE 3.4 in all it's glory :o)
The yukiyu portage front end doesn't work from the menu which is a bit of an oversight, but you can get it running by typing 'yukiyu' in a terminal window - or just use the emerge command
42 • FreeBSD LiveCD: FreeSBIE (by Antonio on 2005-09-13 01:30:25 GMT from United States)
Dear FreeSBIE developers,
I would like to ask when the new version of FreeSBIE is coming out. Also I have some wishes, I like XFCE, but KDE is great and I am more used to it. I wish FreeSBIE would have tetex, gnuplot and kile. I can do without OpenOffice and in the case it is made with KDE, Koffice is fine. Somehow the new BSDLive CD, 50 MB does not work with one of the machines, but it does on the other.
Either way, thanks to GUFI gruppo utenti from Italy for making BSD more accessible from a live cd and thanks to all bsd developers across the world. I like both Linux and BSD.
43 • Gee laugh a little... (by Scott Wilson on 2005-09-13 02:53:02 GMT from United States)
Laugh a little, I do think its funny.
44 • humorless prudes (by wouter on 2005-09-13 03:08:04 GMT from Belgium)
Oh dear, Jeebus will not like all that talking about misusing baseball bats and pissing on graves. And mocking the pope... Think about the children! And the good god-fearing people at Microsoft! Censor this forum! Contact our friends in governement!
Can someone tell me where that satanic orgy is that ESR mentions in his email? Something tells me the pope isn't going (not now it's public, anyway) and I just ran out of women and goats.
45 • No subject (by ShakaZ on 2005-09-13 04:05:38 GMT from Belgium)
+1 for ESR & for wouter's comments living up to the surrealistic heart of our small country
46 • Re: VLOS 1.21 (by Anonymous Penguin on 2005-09-13 07:22:38 GMT from Italy)
"YAY, great improvement on the rush job that was 1.2"
Undoubtedly. However there are still some minor annoying issues.
Example: I emerged BitTornado but it refuses to start. I emerged Firestarter but it had no configuration file. I compiled it manually but it won't still work: "your kernel does not support iptables". Sound seems also to be problematic: I have a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit.
This kind of minor irritating issues: I don't know what has to do with Gentoo and what with VLOS, but to someone used to have (almost) everything working out of the box in Debian...
"The default Gnome is fine, but I 'emerged' KDE anyway"
Funny. I started emerging KDE just minutes before reading your post :) (but then I definitely prefer KDE)
47 • Re: SUSE and Mandriva switching roles (by Anonymous Penguin on 2005-09-13 08:53:38 GMT from Italy)
"IMHO, this is a smart move on SUSE side."
I don't know what will happen in the end, but SUSE 10.0 RC1 is by far the buggiest RC operating system I have ever tried in my life.
They simply won't have enough time to squash all the bugs before the official release. Maybe other people's experiences might differ, I don't know...
In the meantime I can't still solve my personal dilemma: which distro I should use to dual boot with Debian/Kanotix?
48 • RE: Anonymous Pengiun (by 1c3d0g on 2005-09-13 11:14:51 GMT from Aruba)
If you prefer KDE, there's another firewall called Guarddog, which is more KDE-centric than Firestarter.
There's also something called QuickTables, if you want a no-frills firewall.
Hope this helps!
49 • Re: 1c3d0g (by Anonymous Penguin on 2005-09-13 11:40:23 GMT from Italy)
Thanks, I'll carefully consider both options :)
50 • Re: SUSE and Mandriva switching roles (by Leo on 2005-09-13 11:45:35 GMT from United States)
> In the meantime I can't still solve my personal dilemma:
> which distro I should use to dual boot with Debian/Kanotix?
Have you tried Mepis ? It's getting great reviews, an I read an interview with the main dev and he seems quite sensible! But if you are looking on some non-debian based, it's hard to tell, I am still sticking with Mandriva (it just works for me), but it bothers me to be always one release behind in pretty much every piece of software ...
51 • Re: Re: SUSE and Mandriva switching roles (by Anonymous Penguin on 2005-09-13 11:53:03 GMT from Italy)
"But if you are looking on some non-debian based, it's hard to tell,"
Indeed, that is exactly the point. Till May I was dual booting with SUSE, but then I had enough, too many issues. SUSE 10.0 seemed very promising, but I am worried by the bugs.
Ol good Mandrake/driva looks like a good alternative.
52 • Good Laugh (by LinuxHungry on 2005-09-13 14:42:43 GMT from United States)
Found this animation thought I might pass it on.
53 • No subject (by Flori on 2005-09-14 06:49:20 GMT from Albania)
Anyway, just wanted to say I am impressed how professional the Distrowatch Weekly has become! Keep the good work Ladislav !
54 • Boot time (by Leo on 2005-09-14 11:42:18 GMT from United States)
On the boot time, I respectfully disagree in part with Ladislav. First off, it is true that boot time acan/should be improved, and the key is to branch init processes to parallel background processes whenever possible (taking care of dependecies, some processes need a previous one to have finished). This is very important in SMP machines, and with quads apparently going to become mainstream in a couple years - using dual cores -, this is a must. Faster code execution and cleaner code would help too.
But IMHO windows boot is not fast. I am forced to use WinXP at work and it sucks. This is a dual processor, fairly recent hardware. From boot up to the GUI it *is* fast. But then there are still a thousand processes running. I you immediately login, your desktop is unusable for a long time.
Don't get me wrong, this is also important, it gives the user a sense of a responsive OS (the first part). But then it gives the impression of a slow dow after login. So I dunno, maybe a compromise where none of the stages is really too slow.
Finally, as very of you pointed out, you can always use a light distro, disallow unneded services, etc., this is the beauty of the flexibility of Linux. So it is not true in general that "linux" is behind Windows IMHO.
55 • cd 3 Mandrake beta 2006 off mirror (by flebber on 2005-09-14 13:54:11 GMT from Australia)
what has happened ? to the CD3 iso of 2006 disc 3 its 11.52pm on the 14th of sept in Australia. the ftp mirror listed from distrowatch has disc 1 & 2 still but not 3
56 • Podcast (by LinuxHungry on 2005-09-14 14:07:02 GMT from United States)
The podcast is not working. The old podcast downloads but the new one will not.
57 • pocketlinux (by Ariszló on 2005-09-14 15:16:50 GMT from Hungary)
The ISO link should point to http://www.gnulinux.de/pocketlinux/index.php/Main/Download
and not to http://pud.sca-tw.org/download.htm
58 • new mandriva RC (by Leo on 2005-09-14 20:18:54 GMT from United States)
THe new RC (RC2) for mandriva has been posted in the development twiki
my 2 cts
59 • Slackware 10.2 (by A slacker on 2005-09-15 00:41:19 GMT from Finland)
Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution, is still alive and kicking harder than ever! Slackware 10.2, it's the real thing -- go for it! : )
60 • Multiple (by x on 2005-09-15 06:06:19 GMT from United States)
1. My condolences to the associates and family of the deceased. While many may not approve of the approach Xandros has taken, they have been responsible for introducing new users to the Linux experiance that may not have without something like Xandros. Many will go on to other distributions and some will willingly stay with it.
2. Do you think Microsoft and its users would benefit if Professor Moglen were to guide and head their legal operations along with Dr. Stallman directing the distribution and marketing of all their products. But then would Linus and friends volunteer to fix the bugs?
Just imagine the headlines 'Gates and Balmer see the light and release under the GNU License - visit your friendly GNU site today!'
I am traveling and have had difficulty keeping up. Thanks for the continuing publication. Will check back in a couple of weeks.
61 • podcast feed (by ShawnMilo on 2005-09-15 11:50:09 GMT from United States)
The podcast should be working again. I put it up on Tuesday and it downloaded via the feed, but I received an e-mail from Ladislav this morning saying it wasn't working. I re-copied the audio files and it should be okay now. Contact me if there are any problems.
62 • Podcast (by LinuxHungry on 2005-09-15 12:53:04 GMT from United States)
Podcast is working now.
63 • Must of been a real offer. (by Scott Wilson on 2005-09-15 13:50:36 GMT from United States)
Here is an intersing article on ESR and Microsoft. MS is strating to remind ne of the borg. Open Source leaders beaware!
Microsoft Makes a Mea Culpa for Hiring Situation, http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1857430,00.asp#talkback
64 • Re: Must of been a real offer. (by Raven on 2005-09-15 22:21:36 GMT from United States)
*Starting* to remind you of the Borg?
65 • Ok OK (by Scott Wilson on 2005-09-16 02:22:01 GMT from United States)
They are the Borg. Just trying to be nice.
66 • GamesKnoppix DVD (by LinuxHungry on 2005-09-16 05:07:56 GMT from United States)
Just downloaded the GamesKnoppix DVD works great! Detected my Nvadia video card on boot up! The games should keep me and my son busy for awhile. Shame that the regular Knoppix dvd did not include the Nvidia driver... I wonder if I could save it on a usb drive from the Games dvd and use it on boot up of the Knoppix dvd.
67 • Re: GamesKnoppix DVD (by Anonymous Penguin on 2005-09-16 15:06:18 GMT from Italy)
Very nice indeed! I have installed it to my HD. It requires a bit more work than Kanotix to set it up the way I like it (example: I had to use a Kano's script to set up pppoe) and has some minor bugs. Also an attempt to upgrade KDE to unstable would remove a few games. Other than that is nice, I am planning to keep it in one of my 4 linux partitions.
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|• Issue 708 (2017-04-17): Maui Linux 17.03, Snaps run on Fedora, Void adopts Flatpak, running Android apps on GNU/Linux, Debian elects Project Leader|
|• Issue 707 (2017-04-10): PCLinuxOS 2017.03, Canonical stops Unity development, OpenBSD on a Raspberry Pi, setting up a VPN for privacy|
|• Issue 706 (2017-04-03): Super Grub2 Disk, Snap packages of deepin applications, Subgraph OS routes network traffic for one application, announcements from Linux Mint|
|• Issue 705 (2017-03-27): Minimal Linux Live, sharing control of the operating system, new KaOS features, Uplos32 provides 32-bit fork of PCLinuxOS|
|• Issue 704 (2017-03-20): ToarusOS 1.0.4, Linux Mint's security record, Debian starts Project Leader election, Ubuntu 12.04 reaches end-of-life|
|• Issue 703 (2017-03-13): SolydXK 201701, CloudReady, Solus announces new features, KDE Connect sends text messages from desktop, openSUSE's YaST module for Let's Encrypt|
|• Issue 702 (2017-03-06): Fatdog64 Linux, elementary OS bundled with new netbook, Haiku announces new features, security and the size of a distro's development team|
|• Issue 701 (2017-02-27): OBRevenge 2017.02, Mageia 6 delays, NetBSD reproducible builds, questions about swap space, trying to steam video on a Raspberry Pi|
|• Issue 700 (2017-02-20): RaspBSD, Debian replaces Icedove with Thunderbird, Fedora's licensing guidlines, tips for switching shells, finding battery charge, getting IP address and killing processes|
|• Issue 699 (2017-02-13): Clear Linux, GhostBSD network utility ported to FreeBSD, Ubuntu coming to Fairphone, elementary OS crowd funding an app store|
|• Issue 698 (2017-02-06): Solus 2017.01.01, comparing containers with portable applicatins, Tails dropping 32-bit support, Debian Stretch enters freeze|
|• Issue 697 (2017-01-30): Subgraph OS 2016.12.30, running Ubuntu on an Android phone, Arch Linux phasing out 32-bit support, Linux Mint testing updated LMDE media|
|• Issue 696 (2017-01-23): GoboLinux 016, remotely running desktop applications, Solus adopting Flatpak, KDE neon using Calamares, TrueOS tests OpenRC|
|• Issue 695 (2017-01-16): Zorin OS 12, Peppermint team fixes installer bug, Debian refreshes Jessie media, Ubuntu improves low graphics mode, Exciting things coming in 2017|
|• Issue 694 (2017-01-09): MX Linux 16, Fedora considers systemd security features, DragonFly BSD to support massive swap space, Ubuntu Touch roadmap, Puppy's newsletter, sudo's password prompt|
|• Issue 693 (2017-01-02): Comparing small distros, fig language, video driver comparsion, Debian+PIXEL, Wayland on FreeBSD|
|• Issue 692 (2016-12-19): Bodhi Linux 4.0.0, Cappsule containers, Calculate's new Utilities package, Solus and Ubuntu MATE build new application menu|
|• Issue 691 (2016-12-12): SalentOS 1.0, openSUSE improves YaST, Fedora considers slower release cycle, KDE neon gets LTS branch|
|• Issue 690 (2016-12-05): Fedora 25, Ubuntu adopts rolling HWE kernel, running Android apps on GNU/Linux, Haiku working toward EFI support|
|• Issue 689 (2016-11-28): openSUSE 42.2, Fedora's upgrade path, plans for Korora 25, transitioning from PC-BSD to TrueOS, Webconverger's reproducible builds|
|• Issue 688 (2016-11-21): Endless OS 3.0.5, KDE neon fixes security hole, FreeBSD's Quarterly Status Report, Rolling release trial #2 concludes|
|• Issue 687 (2016-11-14): NAS4Free 10.3.0.3, Fedora gains MP3 playback, budgie-remix becomes Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu flavours compared, Rolling release trial #2|
|• Issue 686 (2016-11-07): FreeBSD 11.0, rolling release trial #2, Debian announces supported architectures, Simplicity switching to antiX base, farewell to Mythbuntu|
|• Issue 685 (2016-10-31): elementary OS 0.4, SUSE gains ARM support, Mint improves language support, Dirty COW explained, Rolling release trial #2|
|• Issue 684 (2016-10-24): Ubuntu 16.10, Linux popularity in different markets, Fedora runs on Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu features live kernel patching|
|• Issue 683 (2016-10-17): Refracta 8.0, making packages for distributions, Alpine switches to LibreSSL, 386BSD website publishes classic code|
|• Issue 682 (2016-10-10): KDE neon 20160915, Android-x86 6.0, Fedora warns of update bug, HandyLinux drops English translation, LXQt benchmarks|
|• Issue 681 (2016-10-03): OpenBSD 6.0, DragonFly BSD to support LibreSSL in ports, systemd denial of service bug, upgraded Mintbox Mini|
|• Issue 680 (2016-09-26): Uruk GNU/Linux 1.0, blocking applications at the firewall, Lenovo controversy, Ubuntu running on the Nextcloud Box|
|• Issue 679 (2016-09-19): OpenMandriva 3.0, 32-bit vs 64-bit performance, openSUSE updates, KaOS unveils first run wizard|
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SmartOS is an open-source UNIX-like operating system based on illumos, a community fork of OpenSolaris. It features four technologies - ZFS (a combined file system and logical volume manager), DTrace (a dynamic tracing framework for troubleshooting kernel and application problems), Zones (a lightweight virtualisation solution) and KVM (a full virtualisation solution for running a variety of guest operating systems, including Linux, Windows, BSD and Plan9). SmartOS is designed to be particularly suitable for building clouds and generating appliances.