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The Debian GNU/Linux project, a community distribution, has released version 11 of its stable branch, Bullseye, after a little more than two years of development.

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The executive director of the Free Software Foundation, John Sullivan, has quit after 18 years in the job, even as the organisation is mired in controversy over allowing its founder, Richard Stallman, back on to the board.

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A Brazilian software engineering student has won the Free Software Foundation's Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contribution, a first-time prize offered by the FSF at its annual awards presentation which was held online on 14 March as part of the annual LibrePlanet conference.

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The head of the open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud, which has been growing at a fast pace, has ambitions to overtake proprietary services like Office 365 and Google GSuite.

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The Debian GNU/Linux Project has released version 10 of its community Linux distribution, with Buster, as the release is named, having hit the download servers after 25 months of development.

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The free software desktop project GNOME has released version 3.28, codenamed Chongqing, with a total of 25.832 changes by about 838 contributors.

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:17

Free software smartphone now in design phase

A project that raised money last year to build a mobile phone based on free software has finished assembling its design team and is in the planning phase of development.

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The GNOME Desktop project has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party in Orinda, California on 29 July, a day that happens to be the birthday of project co-founder Federico Mena Quintero.

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The openSUSE community GNU/Linux project has released version 42.3 of its distribution which is known as Leap, aligning it more closely with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack 3, the distribution for businesses.

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:16

Canonical declares Ubuntu phone is dead

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the company will be stopping the development of its phones and tablets, and reverting back to the GNOME desktop for its Linux distribution.

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GNOME desktop project co-founder Miguel de Icaza has finally reaped the benefits of being in bed with Microsoft, with the Redmond-based software behemoth buying Xamarin, de Icaza's company, for a sum said to be between US$400 million and US$500 million.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:13

Keeping the peace: KDE board chair's recipe

Over the years, one thing that has been always guaranteed about the free software and open source software community is that periodically there will be some unholy row or the other, mostly over issues allegedly to do with sexism and inequality.

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The GNOME Desktop project often gets a lot of flack for its design decisions, many of which turn perfectly good, usable applications into unusable crud.

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Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:18

GNOME releases update for version 3

The GNOME Desktop Project, one of the two main desktop environments used by GNU/Linux and UNIX users, has released an update for version 3.

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Software that controls vital human functions should always be open source, else it could prove to be a danger to one's existence, the executive director of the GNOME Foundation says.

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Thursday, 08 December 2011 12:11

A tale of two distros: openSUSE and Linux Mint

For as long back as I can remember, GNU/Linux distributions have resembled Windows in one respect - that start menu at the bottom of the left side of the screen.

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Monday, 05 December 2011 10:22

In praise of LXDE

When it comes to using GNU/Linux, there are two well-known desktop environments - GNOME and KDE. Most users opt for one or the other and make do with their choice.

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Friday, 17 June 2011 10:34

GNOME 3: what's all the fuss about?

The latest incarnation of the GNOME desktop, version 3. has been out for a while. I'm one of those who is late to the party, one at which there have been very few compliments and loads and loads of complaints. At times, when you get something free, you tend not to value it.

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Friday, 20 May 2011 10:38

GNOME change proposal: much smoke, no fire

What is it about GNOME that makes people rise up in arms whenever any change is proposed in the desktop environment?

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Thursday, 07 April 2011 10:16

GNOME 3 released

The GNOME Desktop Project has announced the release of GNOME 3.0, the latest version of its desktop environment, and a "significant redesign."

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