September 2009

Kubuntu 9.04 Out in the Wild Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:20 AM by mayhem
The Kubuntu Team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope!

With this release, the development team brings you the best KDE distro out there. With its world-renowned Ubuntu core and the KDE 4.2 desktop, Kubuntu 9.04 gives users a well-rounded, feature-filled and elegant desktop.

On the top, KDE 4.2 brings beauty, innovation and updated software with new & improved features. Underneath, updated kernel and core systems bring stability and speed.

Kubuntu 9.04 includes an upgraded desktop containing many bug fixes, new configuration options, as well as many new and updated applications. Below are some highlights:
* KDE 4.2
* System Settings
* Quassel for IRC
* Amarok 2.0.2
* KDE 4 Network-Manager Plasma Widget
* KTorrent 3.2
* Digikam 0.10.0
* Qt 4.5
* GTK application integration

Upgrading from 8.10: Instructions
Upgrading from 8.04: Instructions
Additional Release Information is available here.
TomTom Anounces an Open Source GPS Technology Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:12 AM by mayhem
"According to OStatic, European company TomTom (which recently settled a patent agreement with Microsoft) has announced a new open source format OpenLR for sharing routing data (relevant points, traffic information...) in digital maps of different vendors, to be used in GPS devices. The LR stands for Location Referencing. They aim is to push it as an open standard to build a cooperative information base, presumably in a similar way than its current TomTom Map Share technology in which end users provide map corrections on the fly. The technology to support the format will be released as GPLv2. Does it make OpenLR a GPL GPS?" (Source: Slashdot)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Now Available Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:02 AM by mayhem
The newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 update is the first product to deliver commercial quality open source virtualization featuring Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor technology. Experience the power of virtualized computing on your server and client systems.

With the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, Red Hat delivers the foundation for the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio of products. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization builds upon and extends the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, trusted by millions of organizations around the world for their most mission-critical workloads, to provide cutting-edge features and performance for enterprise virtualization.

For more information on the beta highlights visit this link, you can also sign up for a 30-day trial here.
Linux Kernel 2.6.31 Released Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 10:58 AM by mayhem
The latest stable 2.6 Kernel for Linux has been released, Kernel 2.6.31 has been released. Changes are listed in the changelog.

As usual you can download the kernel in various formats from