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Upcoming kernel updates for Apple products -update

 According to Ubuntu's Apple forum there will be support in the kernel for Apple's Magic Mouse. It can be seen at the Github website that code is being produced for this intelligent mouse.

We have been recognized...

 Finally some other major website on running Open Source operating systems found this website. Have a look at the Distrowatch weekly issue 338...

Long-term maintenance for 2.6.32, util-linux-ng extended

 Linux 2.6.32 is to be maintained for 2 to 3 years within the stable series – the maintenance of 2.6.27, however, will probably soon be discontinued or at least downscaled considerably. The util-linux-ng tool collection now contains three additional programs; fdisk provides optimised partitioning. The configuration of X Server has become more flexible and now HAL is no longer needed.

Debian 4.0 security support ends soon

 Debian developer Alexander Reichle-Schmehl has announced that security support for Debian 4.0 (code named "Etch") will end on the 15th of February, 2010. Debian 4.0 was originally released on the 8th of April, 2007 and included version 2.6.18 of the Linux kernel.

Firefox 3.6 finally released by Mozilla

Following five betas, two release candidates and a number of delays, the

Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta adds screen sharing

 Nearly five months after the release of the first beta, the Skype for Linux developers have announced the availability of the second beta for version 2.1 of their Linux Skype client. In November of last year we already reported that the Skype developers are working on a version of Skype for Linux.

Visitor info of mac.linux.be

 Because mac.linux.be gets a lot of traffic lately, I would like to elaborate a bit on the statistics.  In July of 2009 the website was rewritten completely in English using Drupal as the content management system. Ever since, the site got more and more traffic. We are now at an average of around 150 visits per day, which is not bad for a site in this niche subject-matter.

CRUX PPC 2.6 final available

 CRUX PPC 2.6 is now available. It works on Apple 32bit "NewWorld" G3/G4 and Apple 64bit G5, Genesi PegasosII and Efika, Acube Sam440ep, IBM RS/6000 CHRP (604e), YDL Powerstation, IBM Intellistation POWER, and IBM pSeries RS64/POWERn.

CRUX PPC 2.6 RC2 is out

 According to their website, CRUX PPC 2.6RC2 is out (as of 16.12.2009). CRUX PPC 2.6RC2 32/64 bit includes glibc 2.11, gcc 4.4.2 and binutils 2.20. Please stay tuned and give us a feedback on the CRUX PPC forum.

Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 1

Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the first alpha release of Mandriva Linux 2010.1: "The Mandriva team is proud to announce the first alpha release of 2010.1. Many improvements and new functionalities are planned for this new version - your desktop will be smart and connected. You will also find easy home encryption so that your personal data are secure wherever you are.

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