Archive for April, 2009

10 Must-Have Linux Applications

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Like any worthwhile operating system, popular Linux distributions define themselves not just by the default desktop manager in use, but also by the software elected to be included out of the box. This said, not all of the most important applications are always included in the popular distributions like Ubuntu or Fedora.

So to assist in helping those making the switch, I’ll provide a roundup of the applications for the casual Linux desktop that I feel are must haves.

via Intranet Journal.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta vs. Fedora 11 Beta Performance

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Last week marked the release of the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta and this week there is the planned release of the Fedora 11 Beta. Both distributions are similar in the respect they will be upgrading several common packages like GNOME 2.26, but in Fedora 11 are more upstream (and experimental) bits like kernel mode-setting, the EXT4 file-system by default, and various other features. Being the Linux benchmarking fanatics that we are, we set out to run a few performance tests comparing the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta to the latest Rawhide packages that will make up today’s Fedora 11 Beta release.

via Phoronix.