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New pommed version 1.37

 Pommed v1.36 is out and brings support for the MacBook7,1, along with a few fixes and updates.
A typo in the pmac keyboard backlight has been fixed, so fading now works there too. Product IDs for the ANSI and JIS keyboard variants for pmac machines were also added. It’s been like forever since I last touched that code; not a lot of people still use those (great) machines.
This release also contains a small update that will make it compatible with future kernel releases as applesmc will no longer have a fixed a name and location in sysfs.

Debian 6.0 aka Squeeze finally released

<a href="http://debian.org">&nbsp;Debian</a> GNU/Linux 6.0, code name &quot;Squeeze&quot;, has been released: &quot;After 24 months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name 'Squeeze'). Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a 'technology preview'.

KDE 4.6.0 released

&nbsp;KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE's three product lines. <a href="http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.6/">Read more...</a>

Debian 6.0 Squeeze is to be released 6th of February

&nbsp;Good news for those readers who wait impatiently for the new stable release of <a href="http://distrowatch.com/debian">Debian</a> GNU/Linux - we now have a target date for a release, set for the 6th of February.

openSUSE 11.1 reaches end of life

&nbsp;Originally <a href="http://www.h-online.com/news/item/openSUSE-11-1-to-reach-end-of-life-in-... to reach end of life status in late December, the <a rel="external" href="http://www.opensuse.org/en/" target="_blank">openSUSE</a> project has confirmed that version 11.1 of its popular Linux distribution is now officially discontinued and out of support by Novell.

Debian 6.0 scheduled for beginning of February

&nbsp;Debian 6.0 RC2 should be released by the end of this week, and so, providing there are no major problems with that release, final preparations are being made for 5 and 6 February 2011, the agreed target date for the release of <a href="http://www.debian.org/">Debian</a> 6.0 (aka Squeeze).

XFCE 4.8 released

&nbsp;Okay so it took them two years, but hey, good things come to those who wait. The Xfce team has finally <a href="http://www.xfce.org/about/news/?post=1295136000">released version 4.8 of their Gtk+-based desktop environment</a>. <a href="http://www.xfce.org/about/tour">This release</a> contains a lot of work under the hood, as well as a number of new features.

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Installer RC1 released

&nbsp;The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.debian.org/" rel="external">Debian</a> Installer team has announced the arrival of the first release candidate (RC1) of the installer for Debian 6.0, codenamed &quot;<a href="http://www.h-online.com/news/item/Squeeze-to-be-the-next-Debian-737127.h....

Pommed 1.35 released

&nbsp;Pommed v1.35 was just released, adding support for the October 2010 MacBook Air machines.
Kernel support for these machines has been submitted during the 2.6.37-rc cycle, so it will appear in 2.6.37 or 2.6.38 depending on maintainers, merge window and patch readiness.

Kernel 2.6.37 released

&nbsp;After nearly eleven weeks of development, early this morning, Linus Torvalds <a rel="external" href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1083342" target="_blank">released</a> Linux 2.6.37. The new version of the Linux kernel includes the first code to run as a Xen host, but still lacks the Xen backend drivers which Xen guests use to access the host system's disk and network.


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