Basically, CodePlex is being restructured to make it look better and get some more credibility into it. CodePlex was formed to make proprietary software developers get more involved in Open-Source software development and to reflect Microsoft’s support for Open Source.

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The Linux Kernel version 2.6.34 RC1 has been released. This new kernel has got a new filesystem named Logfs. Logfs is a scalable filesystem for flash drives.

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MontaVista aims to boot the Linux Kernel on embedded devices in less than one second. It already has another project underway to use Linux in RTOS.

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GRUB2 has recently released its version 1.98 with many added functionalities. The last version of GRUB, GRUB 1.97 was later renamed to GRUB2 before the release.

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The last time Google made an attempt to get its Android code into the Linux kernel, it failed. But, this time in a recent reply to ZDNet, Google’s Chris DiBona has accepted the possible of an inclusion this time.

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The Open Source projects hosted under the banner of Sun have all come under direct handling of Oracle and include some of the most popular technologies of today like Java, MySQL, OpenOffice.org, Glassfish, Virtualbox etc.

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Ubuntu has released the final changelog for its feature list. The features have been decided after months of development and inclusion of varied themes and artwork.

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Filesystem Fatal Fourway: Ext4 versus Brtfs versus ReiserFS versus Reiser4. Guess who wins ?

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Novell the company behind Suse Linux has recently received an unsolicited buyout offer from a hedge fund. The offer states the value of Novell at $1.8 billion.

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Red Star OS has been developed by North Korean IT specialists to meet the needs and requirements of the North Korean people and the government, respectively.

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Barely a month after the release of KDE SC 4.4.0, the KDE team has announced the immediate release of point version, KDE SC 4.4.1. The point release contains updated translations and numerous bug fixes, most prominent of which include Performance improvements in KMail when sending mails Various fixes in Plasma widgets and other addons, such [...]

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One of the best audio players gets ported over to Qt4 and gets a new name.

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Bored with the stock look ? This article shows you how you can the look, add new wallpapers and themes to your KDE 4.4 system.

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The World Bank has managed to pull off an excellent humanitarian relief effort, thanks to open source maps by Tom Buckley and Schuyler Erle.

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CodePlex foundation, a Microsoft backed Open-Source foundation dealing in hosting and supporting Open-Source projects, is quite notorious. Some accuse it of supplying code to be put as proprietary windows codes while others regard it as an attempt by Microsoft to pacify FOSS fans. Either way, Microsoft is working with Open-Source and it is a good sign.

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