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Linux Heavyweights Develop Secure Boot Strategy

Canonical and Red Hat have issued a joint statement regarding Microsoft’s plan to make UEFI Secure Boot a requirement of Windows 8. Simultaneously, The Linux Foundation has issued a similar statement. more>>

SCALE 10x

SCALE Call for Papers Opens Today

From the SCALE organizers (you might recognize one of them from our August cover):  more>>

LibreOffice

LibreOffice Developer Glimpse Proves Balance

Florian Effenberger recently posted statistics of the number of developers contributing to the LibreOffice project. Several months ago, Cedric Bosdonnat offered data on the number of contribution and contributors from the various sources. more>>

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OSCON Will Stream Keynotes and More Online

 Can't make it to OSCON this year?  You can still catch keynotes, interviews and news via live streaming video.  

Check back right here during the conference July 25-29, 2011 to enjoy some great content virtually.

Keynotes are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9am Pacific. more>>

Mageia Linux

Mageia 2 Release Details Revealed

After an extensive discussion with the community on the Mageia developmental mailing list, Anne Nicolas revealed the results concerning Mageia release and support cycles as well as the release schedule for Mageia 2. The consensus was to use basically the same cycle used in Mageia 1. more>>

Bitcoin

Bitcoin - I Hardly Knew Ya

I first heard of Bitcoin when the Free Software Foundation announced they would start accepting it for donations. Before long another story about Bitcoin appeared in my news feeds. Then another. And another. more>>

LibreOffice

The Open Source Office Software Sector Heats Up

The world of LibreOffice and OpenOffice(.org) has been heating up recently with several exciting and, at times, bewildering developments. The Document Foundation remains very active as is LibreOffice development, but Oracle has given up on OpenOffice and slapped LibreOffice in the face by giving it to Apache. Perhaps the most important announcement was the release of LibreOffice 3.4.0. more>>

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 11.04, Unity Released to Mixed Reactions

Ubuntu 11.04 was released on April 28 with a brand new interface and a couple default application changes. But all the talk is about Unity, that brand new interface. As one might predict, reactions are all over the spectrum. more>>

FVWM

Fabulous Virtual Window Manager Sees First Release in Five Years

After five years, a new stable release of FVWM has finally been announced. FVWM is a lightweight and fast window manager still used by a few distributions and offered as an option on several. This landmark release brings several new and improved features.

Some of the new features include: more>>

Linus Torvalds

Torvalds Honored by Gaggle of Lawyers

Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux and hero to many Open Source users, might not be the first person one might think would be honored by an organization of lawyers, but that's exactly what's happening. The International Technology Law Association will award Torvalds its ITechLaw Achievement Award at their upcoming 40th anniversary celebration. more>>

GNOME 3.0

The GNOME Desktop Project Unleashes GNOME 3.0

After five years of planning and design, GNOME 3.0 has been officially released. more>>

Slackware, Zenwalk, MEPIS, Foresight, Bodhi

Particularly Exciting Week in Linux

Linux is usually exciting, but this past week brought several nice developments. Slackware announced another developmental milestone for their next version. Bodhi Linux reached 1.0. Foresight announced their first release in two years. Zenwalk developers released version 7.0. And SimplyMepis gets a release candidate.

Slackware 13.37 more>>

LibreOffice

LibreOffice Rolls Out the Updates, Latest 3.3.2

Unlike OpenOffice.org of yore, LibreOffice developers have been pumping out the updates at a rapid pace. Since the inaugural release two months ago, LibreOffice has seen two minor version updates as well as associated developmental releases. The latest, LibreOffice 3.3.2, was released just a couple of days ago. more>>

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