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date:Oct. 7, 2009

The Debian Release Team is pleased to announce that it sees the port of
the Debian system to the FreeBSD kernel fit to be handeld equal with the
other release ports.  The upcoming release codenamed ‘Squeeze’ is
planned to be the first Debian distribution to be released with Linux
and FreeBSD kernels.

The kFreeBSD architectures for the AMD64/Intel EM64T and i386 processor
architectures are now release architectures.  Severe bugs on these
architectures will be considered release critical the same way as bugs
on other architectures like armel or i386 are.  If a particular package
does not build or work properly on such an architecture this problem is
considered release-critical.

KDE 4.3.2 Stabilizes Free Desktop

KDE Community Ships Second Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates

October 6th, 2009. Another month has passed since the release of KDE 4.3.0, so today the KDE Community announces the immediate availability of KDE 4.3.2, a bugfix, translation and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. KDE 4.3.2 is a monthly update to KDE 4.3. It ships with a desktop workspace and many cross-platform applications such as administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, multimedia software, games, artwork, development tools and more. KDE’s award-winning tools and applications are available in more than 50 languages.

I’ll be trying 9.10 beta release this week and hopefully give you an update about it.

The Ubuntu  team has announced the beta release of Ubuntu 9.10  Desktop and Server editions, and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Codenamed  “Karmic Koala”

Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition improves on the work of 9.04 to get you going  faster, with improved startup times and a streamlined boot experience.

Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition integrates Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud setup in the  installer and provides improvements to system security with AppArmor,
including an AppArmor profile for libvirtd to further isolate virtual  machines from the host system.

As posted on openSUSE website dated Oct.1 2009, their latest release of 11.2 M8 is now ready for download and you can be one to first to test for bugs or any issues.

There are some important updates and additional packages included on the release.

Changes between openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 and Milestone 8 are:
* Linux 2.6.31 final
* more 11.2 theming is in place
* -lang packages are built as noarch
* bluez 4.5.1, PulseAudio 0.9.17
* Samba 3.4.1, php 5.3.0, postresql 8.4.1
* Firefox/KDE integration

For complete article:


Latest news from opensuse.org: (sept.14,2009)

The openSUSE Project is happy to announce that the openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7
(M7) is available for download[1]. This release includes GNOME 2.28 beta 2,
KDE 4.3.1, RPM 4.7.1, and much more.

This is a Milestone Release, one of several that lead up to the 11.2 final
release in November. It may not be suitable for production systems, but is
ready for contributors who want to help with testing and development for 11.2.
This release is of “beta” quality, and would have been labeled a beta in past
openSUSE development cycles.

The new release provides high level coverage of the improvements and additions that have been implemented in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4.

Changes include:

a. Package Updates
b. New Packages
c. Technology Previews
d. Fix Known Issues
e. Package Manifest

Some important Updates are:

1. Virtualization Updates
2. Clustering Updates
3. Networking Updates
4. Filesystems and Storage updates
5. Desktop Updates
6. Tools Updates
7. Architecture Specific Support
8. Kernel Updates

Official Release Notes:


Technical Notes can be read thru:


Copyright belongs to Red Hat, Inc..

One of my favorite linux distribution, Slackware, had released their version 13.0.

One of the significant change is the release of the official 64-bit.  Their is also a completely reworked on the  collection of X packages, major upgrades to the desktop environments for KDE and Xfce.

Full Official announcement in:



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