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Wine 1.3.15 Released

March 5th, 2011
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The Wine development release 1.3.15 is now available. The source is available now, Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

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Fuduntu 14.9 Release Candidate ready for testing

March 5th, 2011
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Fuduntu 14.9 Release Candidate is ready for testing. We need testers to help validate the updates before pushing them to the stable repository and releasing “stable” media. Lots of cool stuff in this release like kernel 2.6.37.2, new wallpaper, compiz auto-detection, AWN, and more.

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Misc from Lxer, Ubuntu

Red Hat: Yes, we undercut Oracle with hidden Linux patches;

March 5th, 2011
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Red Hat has changed the way it distributes Enterprise Linux kernel code in an effort to prevent Oracle and Novell from stealing its customers, making it more difficult for these competitors to understand which patches have been applied where. Some have speculated that the change is designed to make it harder for Oracle as well as the open source CentOS project to build their own Linux distributions. But Stevens says this is not the case. He says the change is meant to hamper Oracle and Novell's ability to offer support to customers who are already running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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Virtualize Win7 blazing fast with virtio on Ubuntu

March 5th, 2011
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I’ll demo how to “Install Windows7 over Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, using KVM with System Disk over VirtIO”. Quoting the libvirt wiki “Virtio is a Linux standard for network and disk device drivers where just the guest's device driver “knows” it is running in a virtual environment, and cooperates with the hypervisor. This enables guests to get high performance network and disk operations, and gives most of the performance benefits of paravirtualization”

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Submit Unity Feedback for Ubuntu 11.04

March 5th, 2011
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Ubuntu Project, through Jason Warner, sent an e-mail a couple of days ago, asking people to submit their feedback about the Unity interface of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system, due for release at the end of April, 2011.

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Pocket Wars and Cores

March 5th, 2011
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There is a monumental change occurring in the IT market. It is perhaps the biggest change since IBM unintentionally invited Intel and Microsoft to become two of the biggest technology gatekeepers of our time. Of course, every year there is someone proposing a major change in the industry. Trust me, it is really happening this time. The change I am talking about is happening in your pocket, purse, or belt clip. Yes, I am talking about cell phones, which by the way is becoming a really bad description of what these devices do. I probably use my “smart phone” as a talking device about 25% of the time. Then there are those pad things.

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Hardware, Misc from Lxer

Linux Leaders: Debian and Ubuntu Derivative Distros

March 5th, 2011
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By any standard, Debian is the most influential Linux distribution ever. Not everyone uses Debian, but, both alone and second hand through Ubuntu, it is the source of more derivative distributions than any other. How influential is Debian? One indication is that three of the four most frequently downloaded distributions on Distrowatch are based on Debian: Ubuntu, Mint, and Debian itself. Together, these three account for 49% of the top ten downloads. Assuming that these downloads are representative of the interest in Linux, just under half of anybody's experience with the operating system comes through Debian or a distro based on Debian.

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Novell Earnings Fall, But Linux Products Offer Hope

March 5th, 2011
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For Novell's first fiscal quarter of 2011, which ended on January 31, 2011, Novell reported revenues of $191 million. The first quarter 2011 revenue is a decline of nearly 6 percent from the $202 million in revenues Novell reported for the first quarter of 2010. On the net income side, Novell reported a net loss of $18 million or $0.05 per share which is in stark contrast with the first quarter of 2010 when Novell reported a profit of $20 million. Part of the Novell first quarter 2011 let loss stems from a $31 million tax charge related to Novell bringing non-U.S. cash back into the country. Novell's Linux business held its own during the quarter. Novell's Linux platform products earned $37.8 million in revenue during the quarter, an increase of 0.9 percent on a year-over-year basis.
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