DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 280

Posted by caitlyn on Dec 1, 2008 8:14 PM EDT
DistroWatch.com; By Caitlyn Martin
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This week's DWW feature story looks at the global economic crisis and its impact on Linux distributions and businesses. It turns out that the release of Fedora 10 isn't the only good news for Red Hat as a major Wall Street analyst sees a bright future for the company

Welcome to this year's 47th issue of DistroWatch Weekly!   This week's DWW feature story looks at the global economic crisis and its impact on Linux distributions and businesses. It turns out that the release of Fedora 10 isn't the only good news for Red Hat as a major Wall Street analyst sees a bright future for the company. Meanwhile Mandriva is struggling financially and a well-known and well-respected member of the Linux community was axed by the Paris-based company sparking a truly harsh reaction. Novell took a step to address community concerns by changing the openSUSE license. In other news, Phoronix published the results of benchmark tests comparing the performance of the newly released Fedora 10 with Ubuntu 8.10, a new distribution called Glendix brings Plan 9 to Linux, a detailed case study examines Pardus Linux, and the new graphical installer in VectorLinux 6.0 Beta 1 gets a close look. Finally, we get a progress update on FreeBSD 7.1 and some tantalizing hints about the release of Slackware 12.2. Happy reading!

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