Archive for June, 2008

Firefox 3 shows strong uptake

June 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Just ten days after its release and Firefox 3 is starting to dominate the browser charts.

Wine 1.1.0 dev release now out

June 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Following last week’s announcement of Wine 1.0, the development team has announced a new development release, version 1.1.0.

Ubuntu Intrepid Alpha-1 released

June 28th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

First alpha release of Ubuntu 8.10 released to testers.

Open source phone runs free

June 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Open source phone maker Openmoko ships the Linux-powered Neo FreeRunner to distributors.

Ubuntu Full Circle #14 is out

June 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Its that time again. The latest issue of Full Circle, the Ubuntu community magazine, is out and ready for download.

KDE 4.1 beta 2 released

June 25th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The KDE development team has released KDE 4.1 beta 2, the latest release of the upcoming 4.1 KDE desktop. By the final release of 4.1 in July this year, most users should be able to move away permanently from KDE 3. Some of the improvements in KDE 4.1 include usability improvements in Dolphin, KDE4′s filemanager, [...]

Ubuntu issues first mobile device release

June 25th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Ubuntu team releases first version of mobile OS to developers

Nokia to buy rest of Symbian, open source it

June 24th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Nokia will buy up the remaining bits of Symbian and will release the operating system as open source software, the company said today. The newly-formed Symbian Foundation will also house the S60 user interface (UI) layer as well as Sony Ericsson’s UIQ and DoCoMo’s MOAP(S) UI layers. The Symbian operating system is widely used for [...]

HP open sources Tru64 file system

June 24th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Hewlett-Packard has released the source code to its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) to the open source community. The company said yesterday that it was releasing the code under the GPL version 2 and would provide design documentation, test suites and engineering resources for the OS.

Nvidia says no to open source drivers

June 24th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags:

Following yesterday’s petition by Linux kernel developers to hardware companies to release open source drivers and modules, Nvidia has again said it will not. In an email to ZDNet writer, Paula Rooney, the company said that its own kernel development team supported Linux users and “Nvidia doesn’t expect Linux kernel developers to debug issues in [...]

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