Archive for November, 2009

Linux Mint 8 released

Montag, November 30th, 2009

The 8th release of Linux Mint, a distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10, is now available and features a number of improvements and updates
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The H Week

Samstag, November 28th, 2009

In the past week, The H posted the latest Linux news in three new Kernel Logs, took a look at Google’s Chromium OS, and reported on FreeBSD 8.0, KOffice 2.1, Thunderbird 3 and vulnerabilities in Opera and Internet Explorer
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OpenShot Linux video editor updated

Samstag, November 28th, 2009

The OpenShot developers have released version 0.9.54 of their open source video editor for Linux. The latest update features improvements to snapping, zooming and the time-line
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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 6): Infrastructure

Samstag, November 28th, 2009

Devtmpfs, aka ‚devfs 2.0‘ to its detractors, should allow the Linux kernel to start faster and run without udev. Support has been added for ACPI 4.0 and there are two new make targets which generate kernel configurations attuned to the running system. Changes to the power management subsystem increase data throughput and allow better use of runtime power saving features on modern I/O devices
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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 5) – Architecture code, memory management, virtualisation and tracing

Freitag, November 27th, 2009

The forthcoming kernel version will support Intel’s Moorestown platform, SFI – the alternative to ACPI, and the Trusted Execution Technology, (formerly "LaGrande Technology"). If required, the new KSM can now reduce memory loads by combining identical memory content in virtual machines. The new kernel also includes Timechart, a new tool for visualising what’s going on in the system and kernel
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Mozilla releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 4

Freitag, November 27th, 2009

Mozilla has released the fourth beta for what will become version 3.6 of its open source Firefox web browser. In addition to a number of performance and stability improvements, the release now features support for the HTML5 File API
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Blender 2.5 alpha 0

Freitag, November 27th, 2009

The Blender Foundation and developer community have released the first preview of the forthcoming 2.6 edition of Blender 3D, the open source, cross platform, content creation suite
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Symantec patches Altiris solutions – again

Donnerstag, November 26th, 2009

Symantec has released yet another security update for several of its Altiris resource management products to patch a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code
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Droidcamp and droidcon in London next week

Donnerstag, November 26th, 2009

Android developers will be gathering in London for two Android focussed events
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Lucid Lynx gets 100 Paper Cuts

Donnerstag, November 26th, 2009

Initially introduced during the development of Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", the Ubuntu developers have re-launched the One Hundred Paper Cuts project to focus on improving the user experience, for the next major release of Ubuntu
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