I’m curios how this Debian installer will look. The features are amazing:
UserMode Linux Support
This are just several features. For more just check:
After 6 months of waiting ( the normal time for Ubuntu releases) Ubuntu 9.10 is here. Today (29 Octomber) I upgraded my laptop at Ubuntu 9.10. What is Ubuntu promising with this new release:
Faster, simplified, better-looking boot experience for most users in other words was redesigned from many points of view
Audio revamp – Pulse audio
Firefox 3.5 – no more comments
Other cool things:
Ubuntu One – a new technology which offer you 2Gb of free storage over internet (I should check that myself)
Better integration with: Flickr, Facebook, Picassa, Youtube, last.fm and other social sites.
Office – Openoffice 3.0
Over 400 completely free and completely cool games. Solitaire is not the only game in town.
Fully translated into 23 languages
But you should try install/upgrade yourself to see all this differences.
Is more than a month from then, but I was very surprised. I almost totally forgot about Slackware … it was my first Linux operating system back in 1997.
Probably is a good thing to spread the Slackware release features to other Linux enthusiast:
New features in Slackware 13.0
1. a new package format (txz)
2. KDE version 4.2.4
3. Xfce version 4.6.1
4. support for 64-bit x86_64
5. kernel 184.108.40.206
6. GNU C Library version 2.9.
7. gcc-4.3.3 as the default C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran-77/95, and Ada 95 compiler.
8. X11 based on the X.Org
9. a repository of extra software
10. Konqueror 4.2.4, SeaMonkey 1.1.17 , and Firefox 3.5.2
11. KOffice, KDevelop
12. GTK applications like pidgin, gxine-0.5.903, xchat-2.8.6, etc
13. Perl 5.10.0, Python 2.6.2, Ruby 1.8.7-p174, Subversion 1.6.4, git-1.6.4, mercurial-1.2.1 and etc
More about Slackware 13.0 read here:
Windows 7 is available for download to MSDN and Tech net subscribers, but for general cusomers will be available only in 22 October. The new version of windows is coming with a lot of new features like:
Improved taskbar previews
Speedy access to your favorite pictures, songs, websites, and documents.
or better read here all the improvements: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features
Also it seem the Beta 1 of .NET is doesn’t survive to an update so is better to have Beta 2.
And the latest news:
It seems the chkdsk utility from the latest version of windows 7 is leaking memory.
When scanning a second hard disk (a non-boot partition or second physical drive) using the “/r” (read and verify all file data) parameter the utility starts to leak memory like its a monsoon and quickly runs up a high enough memory debt that it blue screens and crashes the system, according to some (others merely report a memory usage of around 98 percent within seconds, but without the legendary “blue screen of death”).
Anyway as usual Microsoft say is not their fault and is probably a chipset problem.
Fedora community announce the new release of the Beta 11. Leonidas (the Fedora 11 code name) come with a lot of new features and new software packages. The final release is scheduled for the end of May. One of the most important of the new features from this release is the new rpm packager 4.7 which will reduce memory consumption for complex package dependency installation. Second most important feature is the sound system from Gnome: Pulse Audio. When Ubuntu and Debian are working from some time with pulse, Fedora, only now switched to pulse audio, a very good and complex audio system what can manage almost all types of devices and types of sound systems (from oss to alsa).
Other new software what comes with Leonidas:
Ext4 and Btrfs fiel system
PackageKit firmware support (For video and audio codecs for your playes … sounds like ace mega codec from windows)
Windows cross compiler (mingw32-*)
Right now Fedora 11 is in beta and community already start to plan the features of Fedora 12 which could arrive in October this year.
Curious ? Get it from http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/