OpenOffice 3.2 Available

Feb 11, 2010

Just in time for the tenth year anniversary of the free office suite is the complete release of OpenOffice 3.2.

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Oracle Lays Off Accessibility Leader

Feb 11, 2010

The leader of the Gnome accessibility team, Will Walker, has until now worked for the Accessibility Program Office from Sun, which after the Oracle take-over melted into the relevant APO at Oracle.

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Absolute Linux 13.0.9 Reinstates K3b

Feb 10, 2010

The new Absolute Linux, based on Slackware, provides the IceWM stacking window manager with improved multimedia support. Version 13.0.9 this time fixes more than just a couple of small bugs.

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Survey: openSUSE Wants to Know

Feb 10, 2010

The openSUSE project has started its 2010 survey.

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Linux Foundation Kicks Off "The Linux Super Bowl Ad" Contest

Feb 09, 2010

Linus Torvalds's foundation is doing a sequel this year of its creative community ad campaign for Linux with a second video contest. The winner will receive a laptop loaded with Linux and a trip to LinuxCon in Boston in August.

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Beginning of March: Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week

Feb 09, 2010

Ubuntu's Community Manager, Jono Bacon, has announced the Opportunistic Developer Week, to take place from March 1 to 6, 2010. The distance learning course will deal with the speedy creation of applications on the Linux desktop.

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FOSDEM 2010: Marketplace for Distros

Feb 09, 2010

At FOSDEM 2010 in Brussels, software that was declared dead was resurrected (Hurd), known combatants sat down at the same table (openSUSE, Fedora and Debian) and almost forgotten entities raised their hands again (openSUSE for PowerPC).

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Matt Asay Joins Canonical as COO

Feb 08, 2010

Following the withdrawal of Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth from the day to day running of the company, and his replacement by Jane Silber, Matt Asay has now moved into the free post of chief operating officer.

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