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Ubuntu 11.04 released

 Ubuntu 11.04, a new version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been released: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.04, code-named 'Natty Narwhal'. 11.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

CentOS 5.6 released

 Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 5.6, a Linux distribution built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.6 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 5.6 is based on the upstream release EL 5.6 and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS reaches end of life

 In a post on the project's security announce mailing list, Ubuntu Release Manager Kate Stewart has reminded users that the desktop version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, code named Hardy Heron, will reach its end of life in May.

GNOME 3.0 finally released

 The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.

Skype 2.2 Beta

 Skype has announced its latest beta version ( of its closed source P2P VOIP (Voice Over IP), video and text chat application.

Debian Squeeze update 6.0.1

 The first update for version 6 of the Debian Linux distribution known as "Squeeze", released in early February, focuses on fixing security vulnerabilities and bugs.

Gnash 0.8.9 GNU flash player released

Seven months after the previous update arrived, the Gnash community has released version 0.8.9 of its open source Flash Player. According to the developers, the last few months of development "have been pretty eventful" and the latest version includes several important advances.

Pommed 1.38 is out

 Pommed v1.38 is out and adds support for the Early 2011 MacBook Pro machines:

  • MacBookPro8,1: 13″
  • MacBookPro8,2: 15″
  • MacBookPro8,3: 17″

These machines have a new keyboard/trackpad assembly, the WellSpring 5. You’ll need a patched kernel or a kernel recent enough that it has the USB HID quirks for the new assembly; that’s 2.6.39-rc material.

Linux Mint 10 LXDE i386 released

 The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 LXDE.

Linux Mint 10 LXDE

New features at a glance:

Linux kernel 2.6.38 released

 After only 69 days of development, Linus Torvalds has released version 2.6.38 of the Linux kernel. Among this kernel's advancements is a process scheduler modification that has become known as the "wonder patch"; this allows desktop environments to respond considerably faster under certain conditions.


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