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GIMP 2.8: A preview of the new features

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: A specific release date for GIMP 2.8 is still unknown, however, following deveolpers work and discussion, it seems that GIMP 2.8 will be released somewhen in 2011, maybe in Q2 or Q3.

First Look: GNOME 2.30

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Software

softpedia.com: April Fools turned out to be a great day for Linux enthusiasts, as GNOME developers decided to offer them something to look forward to except getting pucked and do a proper launch, and a pretty big one at that.

Oracle buys Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
Humor
  • Oracle buys Ubuntu!
  • Ubuntu Manual Audio Book
  • Ubuntu to be licensed under friendiler version of the GPL

SCO Group: Die Hard 17

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SUSE
  • SCO Group: Die Hard 17
  • What's next for Novell now that it owns Unix?
  • Novell vs. Microsoft Antitrust Suit Dismissed

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1

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Ubuntu
  • Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1
  • Ubuntu 10.04: Five Changes You May Not Have Noticed
  • Will Ubuntu’s new look bring in the masses?
  • A few Ubuntu “power user” tips
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Edition On My Dell Mini 10 v

Linux: Removing The Big Kernel Lock

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Linux
Humor

kerneltrap.org: Arnd Bergmann noted that he's working on removing the BKL from the Linux kernel, "I've spent some time continuing the work of the people on Cc and many others to remove the big kernel lock from Linux and I now have [a] bkl-removal branch in my git tree".

Announcing the Fedora 12 Newbie Remix

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Linux
Humor

hackersramblings.wordpress: The Fedora Unity community is proud to announce a new release of the Fedora Newbie Remix. The Fedora Newbie Remix, codenamed "Longhorn", caters to new users of our operating system, giving them the tools they need to do their every day business.

Join Opera Space Browsing Testing

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Software
Humor

opera.com: I believe that this company should commit itself to achieving the goal of putting a Web browser in space. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to other browser makers or more important for the long-range exploration of the Web, and none will be so difficult to accomplish.

Ubuntu goes Democratic

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Ubuntu
Humor

ubuntu.com: Canonical has announced that Ubuntu is moving to a democratic process. Mark is quoted as saying, "We'd be nothing without our loyal and vocal users scrutinizing and criticizing our every move. I may have been too quick in cutting them off from our development process."

Google is going to acquire Novell and the Unix copyright

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Google
SUSE
Humor

shermann.name: Some secret source inside Google Inc. reported to us, that Google is going to acquire Novell, the Company who brought you Novell Netware.

Also: A different kind of company name

Pink Floyd remastered for Nintendo Entertainment System

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Sci/Tech

theregister.co.uk: A video games programmer has rather boldly taken Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and remastered it as a Nintendo Entertainment System extravanganza, with surprisingly plausible results.

Microsoft To Distribute Their Own Version of BSD/Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Humor

From the oldie but almost still goodie department: Maddog: Today, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft would be releasing their own version of the Linux operating system in twelve months.

Calling All Robots

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OSS
Humor

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Linus Torvalds Buys SCO. Monetizes Linux.

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: Today marks the end of an era for SCO, the embattled company whose officers thought that they owned the full rights to the UNIX code, is no more. Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, purchased the company for just over $4 million.

Linux Mint partnership with Mattel and Microsoft

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Linux
Humor

linuxmint.com: We are happy to announce that Linux Mint entered in a joined partnership with Mattel and Microsoft. This partnership will result in Linux Mint being pre-installed on a new range of computers sold throughout the World and in a number of toys and games distributors.

April 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine Released

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. Highlights include Community: The Heart & Soul of PCLinuxOS, KDE 4: KDE Control Center’s New Look, and Setting Up A Fake RAID on PCLinuxOS.

Linus Torvalds: The New Linux Is Gnu Linux

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Linux
Humor

katonda.com: One of the long and painful debates over the name has ended with Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux kernel, accepting the name Gnu/Linux for the Linux based machines.

Announce: openSUSE Beego

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SUSE
Humor

lizards.opensuse.org: Today, I am happy to announce the start of the openSUSE Beego project and ask you to join in and help to bring it to a success, because we rely on your support and enthusiasm.

Introducing: The Ubuntu Mars LoCo!

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Ubuntu
Humor

anthonyrhook.com: Ubuntu Mars was created specifically for the purpose of welcoming the first inhabitants on Mars to the Ubuntu Community.

New Customized KDE Software Compilations

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KDE
Humor

kdenews.org: KDE has enjoyed great success over the years and today marks another important step in the evolution of our growing community.

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