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Fedora 9 ships, openSuse 11 due June 19

Red Hat's Fedora project yesterday quietly released version 9, an upgrade of its open source Linux operating system with support for live USB bootup, OpenJDK6 , KDE 4 and the ext4 file system.Fedora 9, code-named Sulphur, was developed by more than 2,000 volunteer developers, said Paul Frields, Fedora's recently-appointed project leader.

May 14, 2008 by

Xandros polishes its desktop Linux

In a move that could appeal to customers ready to ditch Microsoft after the summer's spate of worms and viruses, Xandros announced its latest desktop version of Linux on Wednesday. The update to the operating system is based on Debian GNU/Linux, a fully free version of the open-source software, and the KDE desktop system.

November 12, 2003 by

Linare launches desktop Linux package

Linare, one of several software makers that are hoping to popularize an easy-to-use desktop version of the Linux operating system, announced the release Monday of its main software package. Named Linare Linux, the product is based on the KDE user interface and includes the OpenOffice productivity package, the Mozilla Web browser and e-mail client, and tools for playing audio files, burning CDs and other tasks.

September 8, 2003 by

SuSE offers StarOffice 6 with Linux

On June 24, German Linux seller SuSE will begin offering Pro-Office CD, a $24.95 product that includes Sun Microsystems' StarOffice 6 as well Linux software updates and version 3.0.1 of the KDE graphical interface, the company said Monday. Sun charges Linux sellers a fee to ship version 6 of StarOffice, much less than the $76 it charges retail customers but still more than the free version 5.2. Sun's pricing practices led Red Hat, the top seller of the Linux operating system, to stop including StarOffice. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

June 10, 2002 by

Linux gets a facelift

SuSE's upcoming operating system will get a makeover with the KDE 3.0 graphical interface, adding new multimedia features, while Mandrake adds an encrypted file system

March 18, 2002 by

Start-up shows off Linux for desktop

Xandros, the software start-up that bought from Corel a version of Linux designed for mainstream computer users, said Thursday that is releasing its first beta, or test version, of the open-source operating system. Version 1.0 is expected in May, the company said at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York. Xandros will select 200 beta testers to try out the product, which is based on the Debian version of Linux and includes the KDE graphical user interface. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 1, 2002 by

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