Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems to monetize Java but failed to understand the community process and has sued Google over use of Java in Android scaring other businesses based on Java.

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In a leaked internal email sent to OpenSolaris development team, Oracle has said that they have discontinued the OpenSolaris Project.

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Puppy Linux is a very light weight Linux distribution. With the latest release, that is Puppy Linux 5.1 codenamed Lucid Puppy, it has become binary compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

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id Software has made their latest release which includes two of the most popular Wolfenstein titles Enemy Territory and Return to the Castle. The announcement was made at the recent QuakeCon event.

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Shutter for Linux, version 0.86.3 has added a new feature of publishing at Ubuntu One cloud that works only for Ubuntu 10.04 or later. It also has new icons and some bug-fixes.

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Fedora 14 was actually scheduled to be released on 26th October, but now it has been pushed back by a week. If things go well from now onwards, Fedora 14 will now be released on 2nd November.

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Today a new package has been added to the repository of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. This package, called canonical-census, is meant to for Canonical to track the OEM Ubuntu installations around the world.

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The Ubuntu Release Team has just announced the release of third alpha of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. This is an alpha release and is meant only for those who want to test it.

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Jorge Castro has confirmed that Chromium will not be used as the default web-browser in UNE 10.10. They have decided to stick with Firefox for Maverick.

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The new technologies borrowed from Google are RFS and RPS. These help in modifying the behavior of packets in a network. RPS spreads a process into all cores.

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The new Ubuntu fonts were actually supposed to be available for public beta on August 8th. However, they are available to anyone in the ~kubuntu-users in Launchpad.

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Tribalism here, does not necessarily relate to tribes from jungles. It can be ultra-modern urban tribes of fanatics who are hampering growth of free software.

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Yesterday it was announced that GNOME 3.0 is delayed till next year. The extra time has given the Shell Developers some more time to play around with new concepts and they have come up a new mockup.

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At GUADEC 2010, the GNOME Release Team have decided to delay the release of GNOME 3.0. The new release date has been set to March 2011.

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With the release of OpenGL 4.1, Khronos claims that it has surpassed the features of Microsoft’s Direct 3D. OpenGL 4.1 has better error handling and debugging.

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