Archive for July, 2008

Mandriva 2009 beta 1 adds KDE 4.1

July 31st, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Mandriva rolls KDE 4.1 into latest beta along with its own widget theme.

KDE 4.1 hits the desktop

July 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

The long-awaited KDE 4.1 release resurrects a number of old favourites, including KDEPim.

KDE dedicates 4.1 release to Uwe Thiem

July 30th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

KDE team dedicates 4.1 release to Uwe Thiem, one of Africa’s best known free software developers and advocates.

Microsoft sponsors Apache

July 28th, 2008 | 6 Comments » Tags: ,

Software giant’s donation to open source foundation doesn’t mean the end of IIS, says Sam Ramji.

State IT agency will use OSS to cut costs

July 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Open source software is one of the strategies that will be used by Sita to reduce the cost of IT in government, says CEO.

Open standards key for SA govt – minister

July 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Open standards and open source are still on the government’s agenda while most industry players favour open standards over open source.

OpenSuse 11.1 alpha 1 is out

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

The first alpha release of OpenSuse 11.1 has been released, but it is only for the brave. In an announcement this week, Christoph Thiel said that the release still had “very rough edges”. “While testing this on a Thinkpad R51, the system didn’t boot after first stage installation. We are still looking into this issue. [...]

Second Amarok 2 alpha released

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

The Amarok team has announced the release of the second alpha version of Amarok 2, the popular open source music player. Codenamed Aulanerk, the second alpha has a number of new features including: – A new interface for extracting tags from filenames; – Context view applet to view albums; – Automatic detection of non-UTF-8 charsets [...]

Debian issues fourth Etch update

July 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Fourth Etch update breaks with tradition and adds support for newer hardware mid-release.

Ubuntu Full Circle #15 out now

July 26th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Ubuntu community magazine, Full Circle, yesterday released issue #15 of the magazine. As usual the mag is packed with cool tips and user success stories.

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