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Powertop 2.0: Saving power under Linux

Powertop, a tool for detecting power wasters under Linux, is about to make a generational jump: version 2.0 provides improved diagnostic options and a redesigned user interface. It also offers a simple, manual way of enabling numerous power-saving features that can noticeably extend the battery life of notebooks.

Pommed 1.39 released

I’ve just released pommed v1.39 ; this is a maintenance release for Linux 2.6.39, following the renaming of the mbp_backlight driver to apple_backlight.

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Lightspark 0.4.8 with youtube and vimeo support

&nbsp;The <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightspark/" rel="external" target="_blank">Lightspark</a> project has released version 0.4.8 of its open source Flash player. The latest version of the alternative Flash player now supports video sharing service <a href="http://vimeo.com/" rel="external" target="_blank">Vimeo</a> as well as Google&#39;s YouTube video site.

Linux Mint 11 released

&nbsp;Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux <a href="http://distrowatch.com/mint">Mint</a> 11, code name &quot;Katya&quot;: &quot;The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 &#39;Katya&#39;.&quot; This release brings improvements to software manager&#39;s user interface, new artwork, various system changes, and usability improvements to the update manager: &quot;One of the biggest improvements made to the Update Manager is how it now handles dependen

Fedora 15 released

&nbsp;&quot;After months of development, Fedora 15, codenamed &quot;Lovelock&quot; <a href="http://digitizor.com/2011/05/24/fedora-15-released-includes-dynamic-fire... finally been released</a> today.&quot; Highlights of this release include restart-free firewall configuration, a switch to Gnome 3, LibreOffice, PowerTOP 2.x and systemd, &quot;Consistent Network Device Naming&quot;, and... Rupee symbol support for Indian users.

What's new in 2.6.39 for Macs ?

<li><a target="_blank" href="http://git.kernel.org/linus/97fb85076c2d3adcc559dee577e0a3bf7215d48e" rel="external">efifb: Add override for 11&quot; Macbook Air 3,1</a></li>
<li><a target="_blank" href="http://git.kernel.org/linus/47340bd9fefb571888836da942b5aee0e85e959c" rel="external">Input: bcm5974 - add support for MacBookPro8</a></li>
<li><a target="_blank" href="http://git.kernel.org/linus/8fd2af11d2fe1d50621e958747744f1c93e5b758" rel="external">firewire: nosy: should work on Power Mac G4 PCI too</a></li>

Red Hat 6.1 out

&nbsp;Red Hat has announced the release of <a href="http://distrowatch.com/redhat">Red Hat</a> Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.1, the first update of the RHEL 6 series: &quot;Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the first update to the platform since the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in November 2010.

Linux kernel 2.6.39 released

&nbsp;After just 65 days of development, Linus Torvalds has <a href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1142216" rel="external" target="_blank">released</a> version 2.6.39 of the Linux kernel.

Stable release for open source alternative to Skype - GNU SIP Witch

&nbsp;David Sugar, GNU Free Call architect, has <a target="_blank" href="http://ubuntuwicohan.blogspot.com/2011/05/gnu-sip-witch-10-released-for-... rel="external">announced</a> the availability of version 1.0 of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gnu.org/software/sipwitch/" rel="external">GNU SIP Witch</a>, a peer-to-peer VOIP (Voice Over IP) call server.

New clonezilla released

The <a rel="external" href="http://clonezilla.org/" target="_blank">Clonezilla</a> development team has published version 1.2.8-42 of its <a rel="external" href="http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php" target="_blank">Clonezilla Live</a> Linux distribution.


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