Monday, October 13, 2008

Open Source: distro betas, new Mono and Python

Release season is in full swing in the desktop Linux ecosystem. The next major versions of Ubuntu and Fedora will be landing soon, but we got a head start this week by testing the latest betas. They both include version 2.6.27 of the Linux kernel, which ware leased this week, and GNOME 2.24, which was released last month.

Controversy erupted in the standards community this week when key members of Norway’s national standards body resigned in protest over procedural irregularities in the ISO approval process for Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) format. Read more...

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