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Archlinux PPC releases 2010.03.26

  Arch Linux PPC is proud to present 2010.03.26. The website has renewed and is accessible via http://www.archlinuxppc.org/. The new version is based on the 2.6.33-ARCH kernel. The iso can be downloaded here and installation instructions can be found here.

GNOME 2.30 released

 The GNOME team has released version 2.30 of their open source desktop environment. "The GNOME Project's focus on users and usability continues in GNOME 2.30 with its hundreds of bug fixes and user-requested improvements. The sheer number of enhancements makes it impossible to list every change and improvement made."

Ubuntu to drop support for 8.10

 The Ubuntu 8.10 Linux distribution, code named the Intrepid Ibex will reach its end-of-life on April 30th. 

Sony will drop Linux possibilty on PS3

 Sony has announced that a new firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 3, to be released on April 1st, will remove the "Install Other OS" option from all versions of the console. The announcement in the company blog cites "security concerns" as the reason for the removal.

Fedora 13 to drop PPC support

At least two major GNU/Linux distributions have decided to drop PowerPC support; OpenSUSE has dropped support already, and Fedora is going to drop it in Fedora 13.

Pommed 1.32 released

Pommed v1.32, a minor maintenance release for the 12″ PowerBook G4 was just released. There is also support for the MacBookPro5,4 (15″ June 2009) and the latest wireless keyboard since version 1.31.

Clonezilla Live adds UFS support

 Steven Shiau has announced the availability of a new version of Clonezilla Live, a Debian-based live CD containing free disk-cloning software: Clonezilla is an open source clone system (OCS) with features similar to Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition and Partimage.

Have a sneak preview of Lucid Lynx

 If you are, like me, eager to know how the new Ubuntu version will look like, then read on. I ran testdrive on my MacBook tonight and I was surprised to see Lucid coming in...

Lucid Lynx slick new installer

 Did you ever wonder how the new Ubuntu installer in the upcoming 10.04 release aka Lucid Lynx is going to look like? See for yourself.

The Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD has ditched the boring ‘black on white text’ menu approach and instead delivers up a GUI menu. Whilst we’re still 2 months away from the final installer design, here’s a quick peek at it as it currently exists: -

So you’ve download and burnt your Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD, you pop it into your disc tray and whirr up.

Fedora team releases F13 aka Goddard alpha

 Jesse Keating has announced the availability of the first alpha release of Fedora 13: "The Fedora 13 'Goddard' alpha release is available.


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