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Simplicity Linux 13.10 Beta Is Available for Downloadview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Simplicity Linux, a Linux distribution based on Puppy and which uses the LXDE desktop, is now at version 13.10 Beta. This second development version of Simplicity Linux, 13.10 Beta, is provided in three different formats, for Netbook, Desktop, and Media. “The biggest change we have made is getting rid of the horrible LXDE menu. We knew it had problems, so we fixed it using XFCEAppFinder. (IT news)

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Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Final Will Ship with Linux Kernel 3.11view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical developers are preparing for the release of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) and the final touches are made to the distribution. Ubuntu 13.10 will fulfill its original target of implementing the latest stable Linux kernel by the time of the launch, 3.11. (IT news)

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Chakra Linux 2013.09 Is Based on KDE 4.11.1view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Chakra Linux, a distribution especially built to take advantage of KDE Software Compilation and the Plasma desktop, is now at version 2013.09. Chakra Linux 2013.09, dubbed “Fritz,” follows the development of the KDE SC 4.11.1 series and a trend started by developers a while ago. (IT news)

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Apple Swipe Keyboard Patent Shows Cupertino Knows Typing On iOS Is “Tedious”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Apple’s iPhone needs a much smarter keyboard. I’ve said it before, but here’s evidence Cupertino itself realises that hen-pecking individual letters is a “tedious task”. (IT news)

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GTK+ 3.10.0 Released Ahead of GNOME 3.10view story

http://news.softpedia.com – GTK+, a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces that provide a complete set of widgets, suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites, is now at version 3.10.0. According to the developers, GTK+ 3.10.0 incorporates new features and quite a few updates. (IT news)

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GNOME Shell 3.10 Arrives with Numerous Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – GNOME Shell, a user interface that provides functions for the GNOME desktop environment, has just received a new update and it's now at version 3.10. The GNOME development is running smoothly and more features are added with each new version. Highlights of GNOME Shell 3.10: • The fade effect has been fixed in ScrollViews; • When the screen locks, the run dialogue is now closed; • (IT news)

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4MLinux 7.1 Beta Distro Is So Small You Can Barely See Itview story

http://news.softpedia.com – 4MLinux, a mini Linux distribution that is focused on the 4Ms of computing, Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g., playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games), is now at version 7.1 Beta. 4MLinux is one of the smallest distributions in the world that still retain the ability to work as a normal desktop environment, integrating some of the ne (IT news)

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phpMyAdmin 4.0.7 Officially Releasedview story

http://news.softpedia.com – phpMyAdmin, the popular tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases, has just reached version 4.0.7. The developers of phpMyAdmin didn't go through a lot of Release Candidates before getting the final version out the door. (IT news)

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Etsy Buys French Startup A Little Market In Its Largest Acquisition So Farview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Etsy announced today that it has acquired a French company called A Little Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items. Though terms of the deal were undisclosed, Etsy says that this is its “sixth and largest acquisition to date.” A Little Market will continue to operate independently. Read More (IT news)

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Net Neutrality Shouldn’t Be Up To The FCC, Republicans Sayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  House Republicans on Friday challenged the existing framework for how net neutrality rules are set and enforced. At a hearing held by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust law, the Republican members said the Federal Trade Commission, not the Federal Communications Commission, should have authority when it comes to net neutrality. Read More (IT news)

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Inside Jobs: The Facilities Manager Who’s Been Google, Facebook And Now Flipboard’s Secret Weaponview story

http://techcrunch.com –  On a perfect day for Scott Oligher, most of his coworkers will hardly notice the work he’s done at all. That’s because as the head of facilities at Flipboard, Oligher is in charge of making sure everything that happens behind the scenes at the company’s Palo Alto headquarters runs smoothly. (IT news)

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Missouri May Amend Its Constitution To Require Warrant For Digital Searchesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A proposed state constitutional amendment could grant residents of Missouri stronger digital privacy protections. The amendment passed the state’s legislature, and will be voted on by the general electorate in August. Read More (IT news)