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Qt 4.0 released by Trolltech Qt 4.0 released by Trolltech
Trolltech has now chosen to release Qt 4.0 under both commercial and GPL licenses no MS Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/X11. This is the first time they have made a GPL version of QT available for Windows.
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GIMP 2.2.8 ReleasedGIMP 2.2.8 Released
Version 2.2.8 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is now available for download. This is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series that fixes memory leaks, plug-in bugs and many win32-specific bugs.
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KOffice 1.4 availableKOffice 1.4 available
The new verson of the light KDE office suite KOffice has two new applications: Krita, a GIMP-like image manipulation program, and Kexi, a data management program. The rest of the office suite. The release is a huge step towards full integration of the open OASIS OpenDocument file format. This is the new approved file format for office documents which will be used by all Open office programs like OpenOffice 2.0.
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External hard-drive sold bundled with pornographyExternal hard-drive sold bundled with pornography
Miss Tårnesvik, an art photographer, bought an external harddrive in a computer store. She found that it was filled with adult entertainment when she connoected the harddrive to her laptop.
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Gaim 1.3.1 fixes holes who allow evil people to remotely crash Gaim using the MSN and Yahoo networksGaim 1.3.1 fixes holes who allow evil people to remotely crash Gaim using the MSN and Yahoo networks
There is no reason to panic if you are using the Linux instant messaging program Gaim, but upgrading is worth the time and new packages are available for Windows and all major Linux distributions.
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Get ready for LinuxTag in Germany 21-25 June, 2005Get ready for LinuxTag in Germany 21-25 June, 2005
LinuxTag is the worlds biggest Linux, Open Source and Free Software conference will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 21-25 June. The conference has an extensive program and features a exhibition with all the major Linux corporations and organizations.
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Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 releasedDebian GNU/Linux 3.1 released
The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 3.1 codenamed "sarge" after nearly three years of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures, includes KDE, GNOME and GNUstep desktop environments, features cryptographic software, is compatible with the FHS v2.3, and supports software developed for the LSB.
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Linux Kernel test matrix made available within 15 minutes of a new version being releasedLinux Kernel test matrix made available within 15 minutes of a new version being released
The test system runs on top of IBM's internal test automation system and automatically tests any new kernel version across a broad range of hardware.
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Worlds biggest BitTorrent TV channel has 1,5 million viewersWorlds biggest BitTorrent TV channel has 1,5 million viewers
More than 1.490.000 are now downloading home entertainment from The Pirate Bay, the biggest modern Linux-available Internet TV channel distributed by BitTorrent technology.
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Last chance to prevent US-style Software Patents in EULast chance to prevent US-style Software Patents in EU
The European Council of Ministers want to introduce US-style Software Patents in EU. The European Parliament will get a last change to stop this on 6 July. They need to get 367 of the 732 members to appear and vote NO!! to stop it.
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Get ready to grab .xxx domainsGet ready to grab .xxx domains
Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, has announced that a new .xxx top level domain (tld) will be available soon.
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Google awards students to completes open source projects this summer with $4500Google awards students to completes open source projects this summer with $4500
Google has created a program called Summer of Code to introduce students to Open Source software development. Organizations participating in the program include Asterisk, Blender, Gaim, Gallery, Horde, Jabber, KDE, Mambo, Nmap and OpenOffice.
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The Pirate Bay fools the pressThe Pirate Bay fools the press
The popular BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay put a funny message stating they were permanently shut down by the Swedish anti-pirate agency when they took their servers down for upgrades today.
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KDE 3.4.1 releasedKDE 3.4.1 released
KDE 3.4 still had some bugs and issues to fix when it was released. 3.4.1 is a polished version with a few bugs ironed out.
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