RHEL 5.3 Brings Nehalem Support and OpenJDK

Jan 21, 2009

Red Hat has released its version 5.3 of Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Among its new features are support for Intel's Microarchitecture (Nehalem) processor and for larger systems. It also includes the Java SE6-compliant OpenJDK.

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OpenSUSE Seeks Successor for ATI Driver Script Maintenance

Jan 21, 2009

Developer Stefan Dirsch is responsible for maintaining the openSUSE build scripts of the fglrx driver. In a message on the openSUSE developer mailing list, he appeals for a successor to take over the maintenance.

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License to Spy: Ubuntu Developer Week

Jan 21, 2009

The Ubuntu Developer Week, which began yesterday and runs until Friday, is a perfect opportunity to look over the shoulders of the Ubuntu developers.

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Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3: New Notifications and Ext4

Jan 20, 2009

Canonical has released its third alpha version of Ubuntu 9.04. It brings a few new features to test, including notification settings in the user interface and the much publicized ext4 filesystem support.

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Canonical's Launchpad to be Open-Sourced

Jan 19, 2009

Canonical, the company behind the Linux distro Ubuntu, will open-source the software development platform Launchpad.

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Bugfixes for ALT Linux

Jan 16, 2009

The new edition of the Russian distro comes with bugfixes for the network manager, default printer settings and an updated version of OpenOffice 3.0.

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New address for Fedora mailing lists

Jan 15, 2009

Fedora is to change the address of its mailing lists from fedora-*redhat.com to lists-*fedoraproject.org.

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Ubuntu 9.04 Supports Ext4

Jan 13, 2009

Since its addition to Kernel 2.6.28, the ext4 filesystem can be manually installed in the upcoming Ubuntu release.

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