Newsstand and DVD subscriber copies of this issue come with this month's openSUSE 11.0 DVD. OpenSUSE is the community arm of the venerable SUSE Linux – one of the oldest and most popular Linux distributions in the world.
Inside openSUSE 11.0, you'll find KDE 4.0, Gnome 2.22, and Linux kernel 2.6.25. The latest openSUSE also comes with a new installer, a major upgrade to the software management system, and what Novell calls a "plethora of improvements."
You'll find new Compiz 3D desktop effects, as well as the landmark 1.0 releases of a pair of open source favorites: the Banshee media player and the famous Wine API, which lets you run Windows applications on Linux systems. Other improvements include KDE's new Plasma desktop shell and the Kepas file-sharing tool.
Linux kernel 2.6.25
glibc 2.8 branch
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Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.