Microsoft Puts Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool under GPL

Dec 11, 2009

Microsoft had released a tool in mid-November that generated bootable USB media or a DVD from the download version of Windows 7 and that conflicted with the GNU Public License. They now followed up by putting the tool under GPLv2.

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Enters Alpha

Dec 11, 2009

After saying farewell to the functionally replete Ubuntu 9.10, developers are working on the next version, 10.04, which should be particularly stable. The first alpha of its LTS version has now arrived.

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Linux Beta from Google's Chrome Browser

Dec 09, 2009

Google has released the first beta version of its Chrome browser for Linux and Mac OS for download. Until now, only an open source variation, Chromium, has been Linux compatible.

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SUSE Studio Now Supports Version 11.2

Dec 08, 2009

With SUSE Studio, individual versions of openSUSE can be created with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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Kernel Plans for Ubuntu 10.04

Dec 07, 2009

On Thursday, the first alpha version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is to be made available. The official release will be out in April 2010. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS should feature significantly more stability, being based on the just released Kernel 2.6.32 as a precedent to the Long Term version.

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Enterprise Benefit: openSUSE Brings KDE Update for 11.2

Dec 07, 2009

The openSUSE team is breaking with a long tradition of providing updates as backport patches instead of version updates. KDE 4.3.4 will soon be brought in as a version update.

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Pentoo 2009.0 with Updated Tools

Dec 07, 2009

Pentoo, a LiveCD used for penetration testing, is available in version 2009.0.

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Q4 Novell: Revenue Down, Loss Up

Dec 07, 2009

In its fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, Novell achieved a net revenue of $216 million, a figure down on the $245 million for the same period last year.

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