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Skype goes open source -updated

Skype's Linux developers have officially confirmed that an open source version of the Linux Skype client is currently being developed.

OpenSUSE final release candidate available

The openSUSE development team has announced the availability of the second and final release candidate for openSUSE 11.2, code named Fichte. The development release includes a number of bug fixes, changes and package updates.

Ubuntu's Karmic Koala finally available for download

The moment we have all been waiting for: the availability of Ubuntu's Karmic Koala (9.10). Downloads can be found here.

Test Karmic Koala RC on MacBook 2,1 -update

Yesterday I decided to download Karmic Koala RC and burnt it on a CD. Today I had the time to test it. I have only one word for it: fantastic! It seems that almost evertything works out of the box in the live environment on my MacBook 2,1 except screen brightness control. I know from the Ubuntu forums, that this is a known thing. When installing Pommed, it should be fixed. I cannot check that as I am in the live environment now, but I will count on the community that it can be fixed.

FatELF to bring Universal binaries to Linux

The FatELF project is hoping to to bring Mac OS X style Universal Binary files to Linux. Universal binaries allow Mac developers to create applications which contain the code for different processors in one file and FatELF aims to bring the same functionality to Linux and other free operating systems.

Ubuntu 9.10 RC available

Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the one and only release candidate for Ubuntu 9.10, code name "Karmic Koala": "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop and Server editions, Ubuntu 9.10 Server for UEC and EC2, and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for testing by any user.

CentOS 5.4 available

Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 5.4, a free, enterprise-class distribution built from source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.4 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 5.4 is based on the upstream release EL 5.4.0, and includes packages from all variants including server and client.

Kernel 2.6.32 for Debian Squeeze

The entire Debian kernel team assembled for a four day meeting at the annual Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland, Oregon, to set out the key features for the forthcoming version 6.0 (codename Squeeze) of the open source Linux distribution.

Fedora 12 Beta available

Jesse Keating has announced that Fedora 12 Beta is ready for testing: "We have reached the Fedora 12 Beta, the last important development milestone of Fedora 12. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading up to the general release of Fedora 12, scheduled to be released in mid-November. What's new?

What's new in Fedora 12

Red Hat announced the next version of Fedora scheduled to be released on 10th Nov 09, which is codenamed “Constantine”. There is nice history behind this name. Constantine was the Emperor who brought christian religion to the Roman Empire likewise Fedora 12 will bring Linux Religion to masses. In this article I will talk about some of the new features of Fedora 12. Some of these were targeted at Leonidas(Fedora 11) but were pushed back to Fedora 12.

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