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openSUSE Ubuntu

The openSUSE and Ubuntu Rollercoasters

The Linux World is rarely dull, but last week was an emotional roller coaster for users of openSUSE and Ubuntu. First Novell was sold to Microsoft and Attachmate with no mention of the fate of openSUSE. Then Ubuntu founder Shuttleworth told reporters that Ubuntu may switch from the six-month release cycle to daily updates. more>>

SimplyMepis

SimplyMepis Celebrates 8th Anniversary with Release

Warren Woodford, founder of MEPIS, has announced the release of SimplyMepis 11.0 Alpha 3 just in time to mark the eighth anniversary of MEPIS on November 21. SimplyMepis usually takes quite a while to cook and no final release date has been given. more>>

Jolibook

Jolicloud's Jolibook Netbook Hitting Stores

Jolicloud, the self-proclaimed "perfect OS for netbooks," has been making headlines for a while with their consumer-focused, and frankly very cute Jolibook netbook.  Word all around the web is that it is available today in the UK. more>>

PCLinuxOS

PCLinuxOS Releases a Slew of Quarterly Updates

PCLinuxOS is a rolling release distribution, which means users can usually update through the package management rather than perform a fresh install every six months. But a few times a year developers release Quarterly Updates for new users or machines. Recently it was that time again when several varieties of PCLOS saw new releases. more>>

Pardus Linux

Pardus 2011 on the way with new goodies

Pardus Linux, a popular independent distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, will be releasing version 2011 in the coming weeks and with it lots of nice updates and improvement more>>

GNOME

What Will Happen to GNOME Now?

Those who remember a time before Ubuntu will undoubtedly also remember that GNOME, although probably the second most popular desktop manager, didn't hold too much share of the Linux desktop market. KDE was king, and GNOME was a distant second. Then Ubuntu appeared and not only climbed its way to the top of the distribution game, but brought GNOME with it. more>>

Oracle OpenOffice.org

Oracle OpenOffice.org vs. TDF LibreOffice

Oracle continues to be at the center of controversy despite their press release stating they will continue to support and release OpenOffice.org as an open source project. Most recently Oracle was vilified by bloggers and the press for asking members of The Document Foundation to resign from OpenOffice.org due to potential conflicts of interest. more>>

OpenOffice.org

Oracle Confirms Committment to OpenOffice.org

During OpenOffice.org's tenth anniversary, Oracle announced it will participate in ODF Plugfest, one of the conferences aimed at furthering the Open Document Format interoperability, held October 14 - 15 in Brussels . more>>

Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Release Candidate

Ubuntu 10.10 almost ready for you

Canonical announced the availability of the only release candidate and the last developmental release before the Meerkat goes gold. Ubuntu 10.10 is due for release on October 10. more>>

Fedora 14 Beta

Fedora 14 Well On Its Way to a Desktop Near You

Red Hat's Fedora remains one of the most popular and versatile Linux distributions available today. In fact, it has few equals. more>>

LibreOffice

Your Office is Saved -- OpenOffice.org Forked!

Those who feared that one day OpenOffice.org might go the way of OpenSolaris have found peace of mind with the announcement of The Document Foundation. more>>

Mageia Linux

Developers fork Mandriva Linux - Welcome Mageia

Everyone knows Mandriva Linux is in trouble. At best the desktop version is being starved into oblivion and many expect the company to disappear completely. more>>

OpenIndiana

OpenIndiana Picks up Where OpenSolaris Left off

For those disappointed by Oracle's decision to discontinue supporting a free version of its Solaris Unix-like operating system, a new alternative emerged to take its place. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation. more>>

PostgreSQL 9.0 Released

PostgreSQL version 9.0 was released yesterday (Sept 20th). The 9.0 version of PostgreSQL includes a number of important new features, more new features in fact than any previous release. more>>

aptosid

sidux changes to aptosid by upgrade or ISO

A press release dated September 11 came to the community's attention Monday, September 13 of the renaming or, as some reported, a fork of sidux to aptosid. Due to conflicts with the commercial backer of the Debian-based distribution, sidux developers have separated themselves from the Sidux e.V. association to continue developing aptosid on their own. more>>

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