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Canonical Releases First Beta of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelotview story

http://techie-buzz.com – Canonical has released the first beta of the next version of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”. (General)

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Google paying $US12.5b for Motorola patents, and getting a phone business for free!view story

http://www.itwire.com – According to Frost and Sullivan the price Google is paying for Motorola Mobility was simply based on the price per patent, using a previous significant patent portfolio sale as a benchmark and took no account of the value of the mobile phone business. Far-fetched? Maybe but F&S has a remarkable 'coincidence' to support this. (IT news)

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Gentoo 11.2 releasedview story

http://mac.linux.be – David Abbott has announced the release of Gentoo Linux 11.2, a live DVD (with several desktop environments) that can be used to install Gentoo Linux to a hard disk using Gentoo "stages": "Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new live DVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. (Distributions)

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Mandriva 2011 RC2 is out!view story

http://blog.mandriva.com – (Posting on behalf of Denis Koryavov from ROSA Labs, who will be responsible for Mandriva Linux desktop distribution development from now on. (General)

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Linux and BSD desktop distributions with support for disk encryptionview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Disk encryption is not something most personal computer users think of when they consider ways to boost the security profile of their computer. A firewall? Yes, that in the minds of most is what computer security is all about. However, a firewall is a network security tool, and it is useless if your computer is [...] (General)

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Wine 1.3.25view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Version 1.3.25 of Wine has been announced. Changes in this release include Rewrite of the audio support, using the Win7 architecture. Old-style sound drivers for Jack, NAS and ESD are removed. Graphics driver architecture changes for the DIB engine. Improved handling of the shell recycle bin. Better joystick support in DirectInput. Initial stub for VBScript [...] (Software)

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Songbird for Android — v1.4 Now Available!view story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – Hello fellow birders, It’s time for another Songbird for Android release! New in this release is support for Podcasts. Podcasts will now show up in their own view. Also, when listening to Podcasts, we’ll automatically bookmark the last position and restore it when you start listening to it again later. As always there’s a slew of bug fixes and improvements for you to enjoy. (Software)

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CentOS 6.0 Xen supportview story

https://www.centos.org – Quote:TrevorH wrote:...I do do xen ...I knew Xen could get you in deep dodo - that's why I've avoided it. (Distributions)

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release Scheduleview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The release schedule for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system has been published on the Ubuntu wiki. The distribution will be released at the end of April 2012.Even if the codename for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has not been chosen yet, we already have the release schedule on our hands. Ubuntu 12.04 will be an LTS (Long Term Support) release, theref... (read more) (General)

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How to install PCLinuxOS 2011.6 on an encrypted LVM file systemview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – The 2011 editions of PCLinuxOS have started rolling off the shelves, with the KDE and LXDE editions being the first set out. (See PCLinuxOS 2011.6 KDE review for a detailed review of the KDE edition.) If you have been using PCLinuxOS, you probably know that the installer, which it inherited from Mandriva, has support for [...] (General)