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openSUSE 11.3 released

&nbsp;The long wait is over; some eight months after the release of the previous stable version, <a href="http://distrowatch.com/suse">openSUSE</a> 11.3 is now officially available: &quot;The openSUSE project is pleased to announce the release of the latest incarnation of openSUSE, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Mandriva 2010.1 is out

&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.mandriva.com/">Mandriva</a> Linux 2010.1 has been released: &quot;Mandriva, the leading European publisher of Linux solutions, announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. Quicker, easier and more secure than ever, Mandriva Linux offers new functionalities which revolutionise the desktop.

Lightspark flash player continues to advance

&nbsp;Back in May we reported on the <a href="http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&amp;px=ODI2MQ">Lightspark Flash Player</a> that was developed by a free software developer using Adobe's released SWF/Flash documentation and has hit a point where its ActionScript 3.0 support is nearly complete, has a JIT engine that leverages LLVM, supports OpenGL rendering, and boasts various other features as an open-source Flash Player alternative to Adobe's binary plug-in.

Pommed 1.33 to support MacBook (Pro) 6,1, 6,2 and MacBook Pro 7,1

&nbsp;Pommed has been updated to include support for the 2010 Apple laptops.
Notes:

This release adds support for the early 2010 machines.

It also removes the dependency on Glade for gpomme.

Changes:

Firefox 3.6.6 and Thunderbird 3.1.0 for PowerPC available

Debian 5.0 "Lenny" update released

&nbsp;The <a rel="external" href="http://www.debian.org/" target="_blank">Debian Project</a> developers have issued the fifth maintenance update to Debian 5.0, code named &quot;Lenny&quot;. The latest stable release includes an updated version of the Debian installer and addresses several bugs and security issues found in January's 5.0.4 release.

iOS4 and Linux

&nbsp;You maybe wondering what the latest version of Apple&rsquo;s mobile OS has to do with Linux.

Mac devotees are moving to Linux

 Seeking real freedom of choice in a technology ecosystem where vendors are exerting more and more control.

I'm not religious about technology. My strategy is to use what works best, period.

This is why, for more than a decade, I've been using a Mac as my primary computer (and had been using Macs for some of my work long before that). Apple's personal computers continue to be the best combination of hardware and software on the market today.

Code freeze for Debian 6.0 Squeeze expected in August

As announced by Adam Barrat of the Debian Release Team on the project's mailing list on Monday, the Debian developers are now only waiting until all the changes to the distribution caused by the update to Python 2.6 have been integrated. They plan to freeze Debian 6.0, code named "Squeeze", immediately afterwards.

Ubuntu to drop support for SPARC and IA64 arch

 It was decided at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, that support for the SPARC port of Ubuntu would be discontinued.

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