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GIMP Goes 2.4

The GIMP project announced the release of Version 2.4 today, complete with a bevy of bug fixes and new features.

Among the features of the new release are a new and improved icon set, better selection tools, scalable brushes, improvements on zoom, cropping, and color management, a red-eye removal tool, and quite a bit more. more>>

Biting The Bit

A joint raid by UK and Dutch police brought down mammoth members-only BitTorrent service OiNK yesterday, and may represent a warning to operators of similar networks. more>>

Joining The Club

Mandriva, the European Linux powerhouse, has decided to open the club doors to everyone. more>>

iSurge For Apple

The numbers are in, and they look pretty good for Apple. Reports show that Apple shipped more than 2.1 million systems, up 34% from 2006, and posted $6 billion plus in revenues.

Detailed numbers reveal that computer sales were strong, composing 62% of Apple's revenues, and that laptops are the hot item, covering 62% of computer sales. more>>

Turbolinux Goes Microsoft

Turbolinux, a major presence in the Asian Linux market, inked a deal today with Microsoft, to provide the ever-popular “patent assurances” as well as access to Live Search and a planned cross-platform login. The deal apparently centers around a plan to provide single-login functionality for both Windows and Linux, allowing a single user login to transfer between platforms. more>>

Getting Inventive With Software Patents

The dangers of software patents for free software have always been a hot issue. But with the news that Red Hat and Novell are being sued for alleged patent infringement by IP Innovation, the matter has moved from theory into practice. In fact, in the battle against software patents, it turns out that the open source world already has a rather powerful weapon in its armoury – even if it's one that few people know about. more>>

Score One For The Good Guys

Microsoft announced that it will no longer fight the European anti-trust regulators, after last month's spanking in the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. more>>

Green No More

Trolltech, the company behind the Qtopia platform, has given up on the Greenphone, it's Linux mobile phone.

David Bialer announced that Trolltech had expended it's existing stock of the Greenphone, originally released in 2006, and would not be ordering new stock. Bialer cited developments in the Linux smartphone market as making the Greenphone obsolete. more>>

One Bad Apple

The rumor-mill is abuzz with reports that Apple has fired 800 employees over fraudulent iPhone rebates.

According to tech blog ArsTechina, two independent sources have confirmed that Apple went on a firing binge over employees who submitted claims for the $100 credit offered to early adopters of the iPhone. For those who aren't in the know, Apple employees got their iPhones for free. more>>

Regulators Do A Double Take

Yahoo bought Right Media. Microsoft grabbed aQuantive. Now Google wants DoubleClick — but the European Union isn't so sure. more>>

Linspire Loses to Ubuntu

Linspire's recently-departed CEO, Kevin Carmony, publicly announced on Wednesday that he is becoming an Ubuntu user. more>>

Ubuntu Gets Gutsy

Ubuntu 7.10, better known as “Gutsy Gibbon” arrived with a fanfare today, sporting a host of shiny new features.

Ubuntu, which claims 30% of the Linux desktop market, now boasts Compiz by default, the ability to write to Windows NTFS drives, built-in dual-monitor support, an easier method for installing Firefox plugins, and and quite a bit more. more>>

Welcome to the new LinuxJournal.com!

I am Katherine, the relatively new webmaster (or webmistress if you prefer) here at LinuxJournal.com, and this entry begins my new blog about all things web, design and development. However, I will start by welcoming you all to the new version of LinuxJournal.com. more>>

Free Games for Linux

A round-up of fun Linux diversions.

When people talk about computer gaming these days, they invariably mean commercial games running on a Windows platform. Few people realize that Linux can be more than just a very good Web or file server. Even fewer people are aware of the many open-source or otherwise freely available games available for Linux. more>>

Product Review - The EmperorLinux Wasp CF-19

If you need a battle-ready rugged notebook that runs Linux, the EmperorLinux Wasp CF-19 may be for you. more>>

Creating business cards with OpenOffice.org Writer

Exchanging business cards is a rudimentary form of networking (the people, not the server kind). However, to get the most out of the exchange, you need a card that attracts attention and reflects the image or values you want to project. more>>

Microsoft Goes Open Source?

In a move drawn straight from a geek's worst nightmare, Microsoft has been formally inducted into the Open Source community.

The Open Source Initiative, the body tasked with safeguarding the Open Source community, initiated the Empire with the formal acceptance of Microsoft's two “Shared Source” licenses, the Microsoft Public License and the Microsoft Reciprocal License. more>>

Linux Foundation Announces Third Annual Survey

It's that time again: The Linux Foundation has opened the doors to the Third Annual Desktop Linux Survey!

Each year, the foundation conducts a survey of Linux users to determine the community's needs and how best to respond to them. The results of the survey help drive the following year's development, and offer opportunities to stimulate the adoption of Linux. more>>

Linux Product Insider - On Your Marks, Get Set...Gutsy Gibbon!

Welcome to a new blog here at LinuxJournal.com, "Linux Products Insider". I'm James Gray, Products Editor at Linux Journal. After the spam has been deencrusted and hucksters repelled, I'll use this space to update you on the latest and greatest products and services that I find using my secret channels. This week, I had the chance to take part in a press conference with Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu. Read on to learn why Shuttleworth's is so fired up about the new Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" (available this week), as well as why he thinks Ubuntu is so darned successful. more>>

On Your Marks, Get Set...Gutsy Gibbon!

Welcome to a new on-line column here at LinuxJournal.com, "Linux Products Insider". I'm James Gray, Products Editor at Linux Journal. After the spam has been deencrusted and hucksters repelled, I'll use this space to update you on the latest and greatest products and services that I find using my secret channels. This week, I had the chance to take part in a press conference with Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu. Read on to learn why Shuttleworth's is so fired up about the new Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" (available this week), as well as why he thinks Ubuntu is so darned successful. more>>

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