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Vincent Untz: I Wonder Why We Have All Our Distributions Around

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SUSE

muktware.com: The GNU/Linux landscape is changing dramatically. 2011 is a very important year for Gnome and GNU/Linux. Gnome is the default desktop environment used by major distros and it is going through a major transition with version 3. At the same time openSuse community is driving many ambitious initiatives such as the AppStream project. We talked to Vincent Untz, an openSUSE Booster, and the GNOME release manager to understand what's going on with these projects.

Mozilla Moves On

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Mozilla has recently acquired a new CEO, one of whose key tasks is presumably pondering precisely this issue. I met Gary Kovacs last week. My main question to Kovacs was easy to ask, but somewhat harder to answer: What is your strategy for Mozilla?

Pinguy OS: A Distro for All

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sourceforge.net: One thing I love about open source is that there is no lack of choice, especially in operating systems. Fed up with Windows or Mac OS X? Not sure about Ubuntu, FreeBSD or RHEL? I present to you Pinguy OS, a robust version of Ubuntu that will have you up and running in no time.

Richard Stallman interview video

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OSS

theinquirer.net: FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION president Richard Stallman spoke to The INQUIRER as part of his UK tour. Talking to us at The Institution of Engineering and Technology at its building on the bank of the river Thames at Savoy Place, Stallman talked about how coders can get involved in free software and how Android isn't all bad.

Also: FSFE Newsletter - March 2011
And: Free software is what we humans are talking more about

Facebook and open source: 'we've come a long way'

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OSS

techradar.com: With over 500 million users, Facebook is by far the world's biggest social networking site - and has also been making important contributions to the open source community.

Angela Byron on Drupal 7

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Drupal

linuxjournal.com: Angela Byron is the co-maintainer of the Drupal open source content management system and framework. She talked to us a bit about her role with the Drupal project, and Drupal 7, the recently released, latest version of Drupal.

Beyond FUDCon with Robyn Bergeron, Fedora Program Manager

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Interviews

linux-magazine.com: "I personally would love to see more folks getting involved in areas that don't necessarily require coding skills. I think that there is enormous room for growth and contribution in these areas, and there are plenty of Linux enthusiasts out there who have the skills and imagination to make great contributions in these places." ~ Robyn Bergeron

One on One with Dries Buytaert of Acquia

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Drupal

fiercecontentmanagement.com: Dries Buytaert is founder and CTO at Acquia. He's the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. He serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. We asked him about the role of open source in content management today.

People behind Debian: Maximilian Attems, of the kernel team

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raphaelhertzog.com: Maximilian, along with the other members of the Debian kernel team, has the overwhelming job of maintaining the Linux kernel in Debian.

Novell’s Michael Meeks talks LibreOffice 3.3, TDF, & Oracle

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linuxuser.co.uk: LibreOffice 3.3 has arrived to liberate open source offices. We recently caught up with Michael Meeks and discover quite how much of a difference an active community can make to the neglected OpenOffice.org codebase…

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Leftovers: Gaming

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    We wrote about the game when developer Sparweed was looking for beta testers in September. I took part in the beta, along with a Steam friend, and was able to play it then. The game was very prone to crash for no apparent reason at the time though, and it also had several other issues, including problems with input and the Steam overlay. Thankfully, the game is in a much better state now, and after playing for about half an hour yesterday, neither I nor my friend encountered any of the issues we experienced before.
  • Adventure RPGs Hero Of The Kingdom I & II Released On Steam For Linux
    I bought Hero of the Kingdom and was going to just give it a quick test before writing it up, but before I knew it an hour had flown by. The premise is that your farm has been burned down by bandits, and not having anywhere to stay, you go out on a quest to find your father. Along your way, you meet all sorts of people who will help you find your way, as long as you help them with various tasks. The story isn't deep and the writing is simple stuff, but it has its charm and is definitely serviceable.
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