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  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38 arrives with desktop 'wonder patch'

    Version 2.6.38 of the Linux kernel was released by Linus Torvalds overnight, including the much-hyped performance improvement patch amid many feature enhancements and bug fixes.

    Written by Rodney Gedda16 March 11 13:10
  • OpenSUSE 11.4 now available with GNOME 3 preview

    The OpenSUSE Linux distribution has reached another milestone with the release of 11.4 including a preview of the upcoming GNOME 3 desktop environment.

    Written by Rodney Gedda11 March 11 11:36
  • KDE 4.5 release ups stability, adds Webkit browser

    The KDE project has released the sixth generation of version 4 of its open source software compilation (SC) and desktop environment with KDE SC 4.5 now available for download – including a Webkit option for the native Web browser.

    Written by Rodney Gedda11 Aug. 10 05:50
  • Need desktop access over the Web? Try some Guacamole

    A new open source project dubbed Guacamole allows users to access a desktop remotely through a Web browser, potentially streamlining the requirements for client support and administration.

    Written by Rodney Gedda04 May 10 10:15
  • Fedora Linux 12 arrives, ups multimedia support

    Fedora, the Linux-based operating system backed by Red Hat, has released version 12 with a view to improving the multimedia and graphics experience on the desktop.

    Written by Rodney Gedda18 Nov. 09 10:16
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  • Sneak Peek: KDE 4.4 screenshots

    The final release of KDE 4.4 is due in early 2010, and not since the arrival of KDE 4.0 two years ago has an open source desktop environment been so highly anticipated by the free desktop community. Unlike the anti-climax that was the first KDE 4 release,, however, KDE 4.4's developers say this new version will actually deliver on many of the original promises of this next-generation desktop environment -- and then some.

    Written by Rodney Gedda17 Nov. 09 15:18
  • KDE 4.4 aims to take free desktop skyward

    The final release of KDE 4.4 is due in early 2010, and not since the arrival of KDE 4.0 two years ago has an open source desktop environment been so highly anticipated by the free desktop community. Unlike the anti-climax that was the first KDE 4 release, however, KDE 4.4's developers say this new version will actually deliver on many of the original promises of this next-generation desktop environment -- and then some.

    Written by Rodney Gedda17 Nov. 09 15:12
  • Ubuntu 9.10 'Karmic Koala' is here: 5 things CIOs must know

    In case you’ve been too busy dealing with rogue iPhones, October 2009 was a big month for operating systems. Do CIOs care about operating systems? Probably not as much as they used to, but with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" (from here on abbreviated to simply "Karmic" for sanity purposes) being released within days of each other, CIOs at least have a reason to be excited about the future of the desktop. Here are five things about Karmic that senior IT executives should consider before disregarding Linux as an option for their desktop and server fleets.

    Written by Rodney Gedda02 Nov. 09 12:59
  • ING Life India adopts open source to expand business

    In the insurance business, everyone's headed into the hinterland. But the cost of every new branch can bite deeply. Here's how going Open Source helped ING Life save US$1.7 million and funded its expansion plans.

    Written by Sneha Jha19 Oct. 09 10:41