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Zeroshell 1.0.beta11 Release

Zeroshell 1.0.beta11 Release

Zeroshell 1.0.beta11 has been released. Zeroshell is an original Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices geared towards providing network services for LANs. This release brings us closer to the first stable release of Zeroshell.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

Mandriva, a worldwide Linux solutions provider, has announced the release of Mandriva Linux 2009. Mandriva Linux, formerly known as Mandrake Linux, was founded by Gael Duval, who now heads the Ulteo Project. Mandriva Linux was one of the first stable, desktop-oriented Linux distributions, back when there were only a handful of distributions.

Trolltech Renamed to Qt Software

Trolltech Renamed to Qt Software

Trolltech ASA, which was acquired by Nokia in June 2008, has been renamed to Qt Software. Qt Software, which will operate as a group within Nokia, will still be responsible for developing Qt, the dual-licensed, cross-platform application development framework.

Qt 4.4.2 Released

Qt 4.4.2 Released

Trolltech ASA has announced the release of the commercial and open source editions of Qt 4.4.2. Qt is a cross-platform C++ development framework for desktop and embedded applications.

Distro Update: eBox 0.12

Distro Update: eBox 0.12

The eBox development team has announced an update to the eBox platform. eBox is a comprehensive Linux-based (server) distribution that provides a wide range of network services – “network gateway to communication center and file management”.

How to Participate in the Linux Kernel Community

How to Participate in the Linux Kernel Community

This year – 2008 – could very well be regarded as the year that the term open source made it into prime time, into main stream media. We think that Google’s launch of Android towards the end of 2007 was a major contributing factor. Suddenly, everybody is an expert on the open source community. Individuals with no knowledge of how […]

Distro Update: Sabayon Linux 3.5

Distro Update: Sabayon Linux 3.5

The Sabayon development team has announced the latest stable release of Sabayon Linux for the x86 and x86-64 architectures. Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo-based distro, and version 3.5 – this latest stable release – comes with significant improvements for both architectures.

HP Open Sources TRU64 AdvFS

HP Open Sources TRU64 AdvFS

The source code to Advanced File System (AdvFS), the file system for HP’s Tru64 UNIX, has been contributed to the open source community. To ensure compatibility with the Linux kernel, the source code (to AdvFS) is being made available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Distro Update: Zenwalk Live 5.2

Distro Update: Zenwalk Live 5.2

The Zenwalk development team has announced the release of Zenwalk Live 5.2, the live CD distro that is based on Zenwalk Current. Zenwalk is a Linux distro, based on Slackware Linux, and that used Xfce as its default desktop environment.

Distro Update: eBox 0.11.101

Distro Update: eBox 0.11.101

The eBox development team has announced the release of version 0.11.101. This is a mostly a bug-fix release, but it also comes with the porting of ebox-webserver to Ubuntu, a module to manage an Apache server.

Distro Update: Linux Mint 5

Distro Update: Linux Mint 5

Linux Mint 5, codenamed Elyssa, is now available for download. Elyssa is a major upgrade, and comes with lots of new and enhanced features. Improvements to mintMenu, mintUpdate, and mintInstall makes the distro much more easier to manage.

Distro Update: eAR OS 1.09b

Distro Update: eAR OS 1.09b

Since we first reviewed eAR OS on May 21, 2008, a number of changes have been made to the new distro. The latest release addresses the issues we raised in our snapshot review, which you may read here.

Distro Update: eAR OS 1.09a

Distro Update: eAR OS 1.09a

Peter Thomsen, the lead developer of eAR OS, a Ubuntu-based multimedia distro, has made available for download an updated version of the distro. This update comes with a major modification to the functionality of eAR Media Center, the addition of a security package, and a few other tweaks to the OS.

Distro Update: Linux Mint 5 Release Candidate 2

Distro Update: Linux Mint 5 Release Candidate 2

The Linux Mint team has released the second Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux Mint 5. This release Candidate offers the usual set of software updates, additions and bug fixes. This is the final release candidate before the final version, which will be out in about two weeks.

Distro Update: Zenwalk 5.2 Beta

Distro Update: Zenwalk 5.2 Beta

The Zenwalk team has announced the release of Zenwalk 5.2 beta. Zenwalk is a GNU/Linux distribution optimized for the i686 instruction set. This beta release heralds a few new features, the usual package updates, and bug fixes.

Distro Update: Sabayon 3.5 Loop 3

Distro Update: Sabayon 3.5 Loop 3

The Sabayon Linux team has announced the release of the third beta of Sabayon. Codenamed Sunshine, this release has a long list of feature enhancements and, of course, a few bugs that will need squashing before a final release.

Open Source Driver Development Portal

Open Source Driver Development Portal

VIA Technologies, Inc, a manufacturer of x86 processor platforms, has launched a new Web portal dedicated to Open Source driver development. At this initial launch, only drivers for “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1 for the VIA CN896 chipset with two south bridge options” have been posted on the site.

Anaconda and Fedora 9

Anaconda and Fedora 9

Anaconda is the installer used in Fedora, Redhat, and other Fedora- or Redhat-derived Linux distribution. It is a fairly sophisticated installer, but still lacks some advanced features. It is expected that some, if not all, of the advanced features will be included in the Anaconda that will ship with the soon to be released Fedora 9.

New Logo for KOffice

New Logo for KOffice

The KOffice suite is one of several Open Source Office application suites available for users of Linux and BSD operating systems. Although not as well known or as popular as OpenOffice.org, KOffice boasts practically the same features as OpenOffice.org. It is the de facto Office suite for the KDE desktop environment. The latest news form the KOffice team pertains to […]

Interview with Matthias Ettrich: The Founder of KDE

Interview with Matthias Ettrich: The Founder of KDE

KDE is the one of the leading desktop environments. It is available on Linux as well as other operating systems. In this article, we feature excerpts of an interview with Matthias Ettrich, the founder of KDE. Matthias is currently employed by Trolltech ASA, working as a Qt coder. This interview was originally featured on EFYtimes.