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rEFIt 0.14 released

The rEFIt project has released version 0.14 of rEFIt. This release adds the following new features:

Elive 2.0 LiveCD released

 Elive version 2.0, named Topaz, has been released. Elive is a Debian GNU / Linux based LiveCD distribution that can be run from CD or installed on a USB stick or hard drive. The developers say the distribution is designed to minimise the hardware resources required, and will even run a modern desktop with sufficient speed on older computers.

Results poll

 Six weeks ago we started a poll about which Linux distribution is used on which Apple computers. More than hundred people filled in the questionaire and the results will be published today. A total of 105 reactions was received. First we will give the results of the distributions and then the results of the hardware:

Ubuntu 10.04 will get a new slick look

 Canonical's new style of Ubuntu is driven by the theme "Light". They developed a comprehensive set of visual guidelines and treatments that reflect that style, and are updating key assets like the logo accordingly. The new theme takes effect in 10.04 LTS and will define our look and feel for several years. See here for more info and pictures.

Ubuntu 10.04 To Support iPhone/iPod Touch?

 Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.

Linux kernel 2.6.33 released

 Linus Torvalds has released version 2.6.33 of the Linux kernel just two and a half months after the release of Linux 2.6.32.

GNOME Shell 2.29.0 with new notification system

 Version 2.29.0 of the GNOME Shell is now available for testing. The developers have integrated a new notification system into this version. An information bar at the bottom edge of the screen informs users, for instance, about newly connected devices or about which track the audio player has just changed to. Previous notifications are saved and can be accessed via an info icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Better Linux package management with checkinstall

 If you use Linux in any depth, you’re eventually have to install a program from source code. Normally the process is pretty quick and painless, but it still has some drawbacks, especially when it comes to upgrading or uninstalling that program.

Debian installer team releases first alpha installer Squeeze

link here.

Nouveau and PowerPC Apple machines

 Proprietary drivers. They are a thorn in the side of many a Linux distribution (and end user). The two remaining strongholds today are video cards, specifically those from AMD and NVIDIA. This is especially true for our friends who are still working on those PowerPC machines having ATI and NVIDIA video cards installed. For these people there is only the open source nv driver for NVIDIA cards and the open source ati driver for the ATI cards, which lacks features like 3D-acceleration.


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