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Kubuntu Karmic Alpha 1 Released

Just a quick note letting you all know that Kubuntu Karmic Alpha 1 has been released. If you are looking to contribute to an open source project, there is no better time than now. The Kubuntu team is looking for a few good contributors. We can always use supporters, documentation writers, packagers, developers, translators and more! If you are interested in contributing, I urge you to join #kubuntu-devel on irc.freenode.net.

Note: This is an alpha release, so it is not for the faint of heart, it is for those of you who are a bit crazy and like living dangerously. It is not for production use at all, and if you do use it for production use and get fired, it is not our fault!

 

Soon or Later, Pardus 2009 will be mine!

Probably some of you know that i wrote news about Pardus 2009 at my personal blog.[1][2] After new Linux.Com, i will write here too. Developers still working on Pardus 2009. Yesterday at the Ozgurlukicin.Com Pardus Community (Yea its Turkish>>for freedom it means) published an interwiev with Pardus 2009 Version Manager, Onur Kucuk.According the interwiev, with Pre-Alpha 3 version developers can use KD4 and have support of ext4. I hope i can write more news in the future(but now time 03.58AM).

See you^^ 

[1]: http://devador.blogspot.com/2009/04/pardus-2009-news.html

[2]: http://devador.blogspot.com/2009/03/pardus-2009-bootstrap-version.html
 

Now thats Customer Service!

Today I got back to work after a very busy morning and sitting there at my desk was a package. I picked it up to see what it might be and it was from Canonical. Ah ha! I remember about a month ago I signed up to have a free copy of Ubuntu 9.04 shipped to me after it was released. Didn't cost me a thing, just gave 'em my email address, address, and name and here it is.

 

How bout that for customer service? And not only that but this was a real silk-screened CD. Complete with a nice case and a few Ubuntu stickers. This would cost Hundreds of Dollars if it was a Microsoft product. I haven't been in much of an Ubuntu mood lately, what with the Mandriva release and all. But after this kinda treatment I think I'll give it a shot! Kudos to Ubuntu for going the extra mile.

 

Ubuntu 904

 

Distros as I see them.

Over the years, ok not so many I have only been using Linux for about nine years now, I have managed to try the big hitters in the Linux world, the Slackwares, Red Hats, and Debians, and many variations and this is what I have found to be true.  Red Hat and Novell Distributions seem to be geared towards Enterprise systems with a lot of offerings for businesses, Debian distros are more geared for end-users, and Slackware seems to be for the tweakers.

 Ok so what do I like and why.  Source-based distributions (have to mention OpenSDE here) are fun to play with but hard for someone like who is based almost entirely in a GUI environment thanks to my Windows training.  Debian I love as a server distro and haven't found a need to use anything else.  Opensuse I love on my desktop.  If you run Gnome I find you hard to use, sorry remember Windows Guy, and I tend to swing towards distros that use KDE because of this.

 What I look for in a distro is simple.  KDE is a must and now that 4 is stable I like it over 3.  Wireless support because I use it on my laptop.  A strong repository,  I don't know about you but with me I have tried some of these obscure distros with weird package management, that they hope will be the next RPM, DEB, or TGZ (not sure if this is what Slackware is still using, could Google it I guess) but doesn't have support for your favorite tools, or applications, and you can't find the app that you need at that moment.  Standards, ok this goes to the repository bit too, how many differant versions of anything do we need.  Granted most of the distros nowadays are based in Debian or RPM (note: I didnt say Red Hat because Novell fits this category too) and so the standard for me tends to be one of these two package management system and Common Toolset.

 If I were to build my own distro.  So this is the part where I get creative and you can all yell at me later because I am being unrealistic.  <edited due to unreasonable thinking>  This section will be filled later.

 In conclusion, still much to learn.  However, my favourites are  Opensuse and Debian, and if someone wants to chime in and give me a few suggestions I don't mind, especially source based I wouldn't mind trying that again.

 

Good Community

After news alert on my gmail i login linux.com as fast as i can. I really like new system, especially blog and group system is great! For a strong community we always need these kind of works. Normally i use blogger my recent posts but im gonna use this blog for write some news, experiences about Pardus Linux.

Anyway gj Linux.Com^^ Will be here.

 

Ark Linux switching to eglibc

Later today, the development branch of Ark Linux will switch from glibc to eglibc.

We've been considering this move for quite some time, but being the small distro we are, we didn't want to risk breaking compatibility with others.

Now that Debian has decided to make the move, we can safely follow -- and still be the first RPM based distro with eglibc. ;)

The initial eglibc build in our repository will be from the 2.10 branch.
 

Slackware Package Format Changed

From the Slackware-Current Changelog:

Fri May 8 18:49:03 CDT 2009
Hello folks! This batch of updates includes the newly released KDE 4.2.3,
but more noticeably it marks the first departure from the use of gzip for
compressing Slackware packages. Instead, we will be using xz, based on
the LZMA compression algorithm. xz offers better compression than even
bzip2, but still offers good extraction performance (about 3 times better
than bzip2 and not much slower than gzip in our testing). Since support
for bzip2 has long been requested, support for bzip2 and the original lzma
format has also been added (why not?), but this is purely in the interest
of completeness -- we think most people will probably want to use either
the original .tgz or the new .txz compression wrappers. The actual
Slackware package format (which consists of the layout within the package
envelope) has not changed, but this is the first support within Slackware's
package tools for using alternate compression algorithms.


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New portal for German Ubuntu Community

The German Ubuntu LoCo-Team has a new portal site: http://www.ubuntu-de.org

 It serves as an overview over all the different projects of the German Community and so helps beginners finding their way into the community.

 
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