First Ubuntu 7.10 (‘Gutsy Gibbon’) beta arrives

Ubuntu fans rejoice! The first beta of the next Ubuntu 7.10, aka “Gutsy Gibbon,” arrived on Sept. 27, complete with corresponding releases of its variants: Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu desktop editions, as well as a server edition. Gutsy Gibbon continues Ubuntu‘s tradition of combining its own code with Debian, by integrating the latest and greatest…

GNOME 2.20 Released

The GNOME community announced a new release today after six months of development. GNOME is a desktop environment primarily used on Linux and other open-source platforms. GNOME 2.20 includes numerous improvements and new features that benefit users, administrators, and developers. GNOME’s image viewer features a significantly improved image collection interface and a new Open With…

openSuSE 10.3: Sneak Peaks Part I, 1-Click Install

Today we are taking a look at the new One-Click Install technology which aims to simplify package management for users. We will see how this is integrated into the openSUSE Build Service and we’ll have a talk with Benjamin Weber, the original author and maintainer of One-Click Install. One-Click Install: Hassle-Free Installation of Software openSUSE…

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS “Hardy Heron” to be out in April 2008

The next Ubuntu Linux distribution with long-term support, “Hardy Heron,” Ubuntu 8.04, will be released in April 2008.Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, like Red Hat with Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell with openSUSE and SUSE Linux, releases both a community version and a version for businesses or individuals who want to rely…

openSuSE 10.3 Roadmap

As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of openSuSE and am eagerly waiting for the next release, openSuSE 10.3, scheduled for October 2007. Heres what Andreas Jaegar had to say about openSuSE 10.3 roadmap: We are happy to announce the final roadmap for openSUSE 10.3. openSUSE 10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the community and Novell internal development.  The distribution will be build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms. Major *planned* enhancements are: * 1 CD install (network at install) * Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image * UMTS support * Enhance zypper * Migration assistant instlux * Integration of external repositories * Dynamic update mirrors * Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community) * GNOME 2.20 * KDE4 preview * Reduction of boot time * Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system Most important dates of the schedule are:…