FOSS: How Did 2009 Shape Up?
Dec 17, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Free software marches along at a rapid pace,
developing new and better software. Distributions are often
contributing along the way and are hot on the heels of these
projects to package it all up for us lowly end users.
"The much anticipated Debian 5.0 'Lenny' release was expected to
be released in 2008, but actually arrived in February this year.
The project also announced an official GNU/kFreeBSD port, which is
due next year. Ubuntu continued down their path of improving the
user experience by introducing their one hundred paper cuts
"In light of some layoffs at Novell, board Members Pascal Bleser
and Bryen Yunashko released a joint statement on the future of
openSUSE. Later the project also opened up their development to the
community and Novell dedicated a team of 10 employees to the
"openSUSE also went through many other core changes this past
year, including the switch to an unusual 8 month release schedule.
Their recent 11.2 release has been well received and their earlier
11.1 release was the first to be built entirely using their online
build service. The distro also gained the ability to upgrade
between distributions using the Zypper package manager."
- Fedora, Still Pushing The Envelope(Nov 19, 2009)
- Two Simple Suggestions for Ubuntu(Nov 12, 2009)
- Hey Ubuntu, Stop Making Linux Look Bad(Nov 06, 2009)
- xPUD: Floating On The Cloud(Oct 22, 2009)
- Gentoo: �We're Not Dead�(Oct 15, 2009)
- Lubuntu: Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee(Sep 10, 2009)
- Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware(Sep 04, 2009)
- A Little Empathy For Pidgin(Aug 27, 2009)