Monday, 26 October 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Feature Tour | Ubuntu

Ok, as many others, I'm eagerly waiting to update my Ubuntu box. Ubuntu is surely a great distro, no doubts. Anyway, if I can move a critic to the webpage presenting the features of the new system... well, it could be this one: did you realize that almost 90% of the item presented are NOT specific of Ubuntu, but common to almost all modern linux distributions?

I mean, Email and chat (Empathy, Evolution), Internet (Firefox... could you imagine a linux distro without it..?), Photos (F-Spot...).

Admittedly, the purpouse of the page is also to present Ubuntu to people that are not "geek" or linux experts. Anyway, why not to stress a bit more the specific Ubuntu features?

Just my two cents... ;)

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Friday, 23 October 2009

Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds

No doubt, one of the man who is capable of continuous surprises (and a good sense of humour, together with the precious ability of "not taking himself too seriously", which I do like a lot) is Linus Torvalds... ;-)

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

KDE - KDE 4.3.2 Caizen Release Announcement


"The KDE community has fixed over 10,000 bugs and implemented almost 2,000 feature requests in the last 6 months. Close to 63,000 changes were checked in by a little under 700 contributors..."
These are numbers quite impressive ;-)

Overall, I think that both Gnome and KDE have reached a really good level of maturation. Linux on desktop is getting every day a more robust and realiable option...