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News Archive - February 2007

Dreamlinux 2.2

ReviewsGNU/LinuxFLOSS

Wednesday 28th February 2007

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

Dreamlinux is one of the lesser known distributions, and certainly does not appear in the headlines with the same frequency as Ubuntu or openSUSE. However, it seems to have been ticking along nicely, with the 1.0 release about a year ago. Today, we're looking at DreamLinux 2.2, based on Debian with bits borrowed from Morphix.

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Open Source Alliance, Linus on GNOME and RPM

Monday 19th February 2007

Category: News

First up is the announcement of the new Open Source Alliance, with founders apparently including Adaptive Planning, Centric CRM, CollabNet, EnterpriseDB, Hyperic, JasperSoft, Openbravo, SourceForge.net, SpikeSource and Talend. As ever, it remains to be seen just how much of an impact it will have. Speaking of open source, the question has been posed Can Open Source Apps Find Strength in Numbers?

Next up is a somewhat old topic. Some time ago, Linus Torvalds made some comments on GNOME that weren't exactly favourable to GNOME. Linus Torvalds has now responded with some patches, which hopefully will get looked over properly.

Finally, the news that RPM is finally moving on again thanks to a revamped rpm.org.

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Launchpad, Linspire, Dunc-Tank, and ROX

Friday 9th February 2007

Category: News

Firstly, a blog post about Why Launchpad isn't taking off just yet. Although I quite like Ubuntu, the fact that Launchpad is not open source is somewhat disappointing, and is probably stopping some of the problems being fixed by hackers. Speaking of Ubuntu, Linspire have decided to switch to Ubuntu. It's not the first either - MEPIS did so a little while back.

Next up is an interview with Anthony Towns, the current Debian Project Leader, about whether Dunc-Tank was a success or failure. On the topic of Debian, Steve Langasek, one of Debian's Release Managers, has commented on the release date of Debian Etch.

Klaus Knopper, known by many as the creator of Knoppix, has stated proprietary software will kill PC in 30 years.

Finally, an article on the ROX Desktop, while brings back fond memories of RISC OS for me. Worth a look if you fancy a change from the usual desktop environments.

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