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Linux News for Nov 29, 2009

  • Interview with Greg Kroah-Hartman � Linux Kernel Dev/Maintainer (Nov 29, 2009, 23:04)
    How Software is Built: "The same amount of work one of the top 10 developers did last year wouldn't have even made it into the top 20 this year. Our individual developers have got the work flow down, so we can actually contribute more, to an extent that's amazing."

  • Mandriva releases USB FLash drive Linux distribution (Nov 29, 2009, 19:04)
    V3: "Linux developer Mandriva has updated its operating-system-on-a-stick with the release of Mandriva Flash 2010, which includes a bootable version of the software on a USB Flash drive."

  • Kindle battery life extended; PDF support added (Nov 29, 2009, 17:04)
    IT Wire: "Improved power management in the latest firmware revision for Amazon's Kindle ebook reader extends battery life from four to seven days, even with the wireless interface turned on, according to the company."

  • KOffice 2.1 Released (Nov 29, 2009, 15:04)
    KDE.news: "The KOffice team is very happy to announce version 2.1.0 of KOffice, 6 months after the platform release 2.0.0. This release brings a number of new features as well as general improvements in the maturity of the individual applications. Importing of documents have also been given an overhaul."

  • Blender 2.5 Alpha Brings Major Changes (Nov 29, 2009, 11:04)
    Phoronix: "For those interested in 3D modeling and graphics, you will want to check out the first alpha release of Blender 2.5. Blender 2.5 is bringing major changes to this free software 3D graphics application."

  • The Incredible Guide to NEW Ubuntu (Karmic Koala) [PDF] (Nov 29, 2009, 03:04)
    MakeUseOf: "We teamed up with Guvnr.com to create the Ubuntu Karmic Koala Bible – a guide that's both great for Linux initiates, and invariably useful for Linux intermediates. With over fifty pages of copy-paste tutorials, this guide belongs in the virtual library of every Linux user!"