The Document Foundation announced formation of the LibreOffice Advisory Board. Four big names -Google, FSF, Red Hat and SUSE – have already board set up to provide guidance to the LibreOffice project.

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The Ambiance and Radiance themes that comes by default in Ubuntu has been ported to GTK3 now and they have landed in the development version of Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”.

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Earlier today, the final build of Firefox 5.0 has landed in the firefox-next PPA. Read on for instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu.

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Colin Watson of Canonical has announced yesterday that all the amd64 and i386 ISO for Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” will be distributed in the hybrid format starting today.

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Today Adobe has announced that they will no longer support AIR on the Linux desktop. They will now focus their resource on developing AIR for iOS and Linux on mobile devices – particularly Android.

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The new release of Apache Traffic Server can withstand 200,000 requests per second which is a 277% improvement on the earlier v2.0. It is also an Apache Top Level Project now.

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In an interview, Mark Shuttleworth confirmed that Canonical is looking to replace Firefox with Chrome in Ubuntu. He said that one of the best thing about Chrome on Linux id the performance.

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Canonical is building a 42-core ARM cluster server for building ARM packages for Ubuntu. The machine has 42 GB of RAM and 6.3 TB of storage.

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Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman Talks About 20 Years Of Linux at LinuxCon 2011

At the LinuxCon 2011, which took place in Japan, Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman sat down to talk about Linux – how much it has achieved in the last two decades, the kernel development process, Linux on desktop etc.

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A few days back, KDE SC 4.6.4 was released. Here is what has changed in the release and how you can get the update in Kubuntu 11.04.

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According to the Free Software Foundation, freedom of the software cannot be guaranteed with OpenOffice.org which is under the Apache License now. Now, they are suggesting that users and developers look at LibreOffice instead.

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A majority of the bank accounts being used in this drug abuse are based outside of the US. The decentralized nature of Bitcoin combined with offshore bank accounts leaves very little in the hand of federal authorities to act upon.

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Last week, Mozilla released Thunderbird 5 Beta 1. Here is how you can install it in Ubuntu.

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The Document Foundation has released a new version of LibreOffice. LibreOffice 3.4 has a number of improvements which gives it better performance and integrates better with the Gtk theme. Read on for the improvements and the download link.

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This week, the main talking point in the world of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is Oracle giving OpenOffice.org to the Apache foundation. There has been interesting developments for Ubuntu as well. Let us take a look at some of the most the important FOSS news of the week.

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