Chrome OS: Google's Chromium Arrives (Gallery)

Nov 20, 2009

The source code for Chrome OS, alias Chromium, the Linux-based operating system developed by Google, is now ready for download.

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Dallas Ubuntu Developer Summit: 10.04 to Drop Gimp

Nov 20, 2009

The Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS-L) in Dallas TX is setting the switches for the upcoming Ubuntu LTS version, Lucid Lynx. One loser is Gimp: the image manipulator should disappear from the CD.

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Fedora Backpedals on Password Free Installation

Nov 20, 2009

A new feature in Fedora 12 was that users could install RPM packages from signed repositories without a root password. "Not good," said many users, so the project decided to reverse the policy.

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Android 2.0 Source Code Available

Nov 18, 2009

Google has pushed the source code for its new Android 2.0, code-named Eclair, into its open source repository. A few parts are missing, though.

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Knoppix 6.2 Based on LXDE

Nov 18, 2009

Klaus Knopper has updated his Live Linux Knoppix to 6.2 and chose LXDE as the desktop environment. Also included is ADRIANE, the talking menu system for the sight-impaired, in version 1.2

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Fedora 12 "Constantine" Arrives

Nov 17, 2009

The Fedora project promoted by Red Hat has released its version 12 of the Linux distro.

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DEFT 5: Forensic Distro from Italy

Nov 12, 2009

DEFT Linux, a forensic distribution from Italy, is now available in version 5. Besides ISO images, developers are offering colorful pen drives.

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OpenSUSE 11.2 Arrives

Nov 12, 2009

The openSUSE project took an exceptionally long time to get its current version 11.2 to market. It's been almost a year since openSUSE 11.1.

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