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Free Open Source Software News 1
FossNews Weekly
Issue : 19Team : T.Shrinivasan ( tshrinivasan@gmail.com ) , K.Balavignesh ( kbalavignesh@gmail.com )Date : 23-02-2009Join Mailing List athttp://groups.google.com/group/fossnews/ 
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1. Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released2. Available Now: KNOPPIX 6.0.03. How to Create a Fedora 10 Linux Distribution4. 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners5. Linux 101 Hacks - Download Free eBook 6. Red Hat & Microsoft partner up!7. Open Source in India, Today8. Sweet home 3D interior home designer – design your home without architects9. FOSSConf0910. A Talk in Tamil about Open Source
1. Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 releasedr
The Debian development community hasofficially released version 5.0 of the venerableopen source Linux distribution. The newversion, which is codenamed
Lenny
, includesupdated software, security enhancements, andimproved hardware support.iThe Debian project maintains three separatestreams of packages. The official releasesconsist of the "
stable
" package set, but userswho want the latest software often use the"
testing
" or "
unstable
" streams which aremaintained through a rolling release model. Official releases, which occur roughly every two orthree years, are created by freezing the packages in the testing stream and ironing out the bugs sothat they meet the requisite level of robustness.tRead more athttp://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/02/looking-at-lenny-debian-50-officially-released.arshhhttp://debian.org/releases/lenny/releasenotes
 
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2. Available Now: KNOPPIX 6.0.0
Klaus Knopper proudly announced yesterday, January 27th, the sixth release of his popularKNOPPIX Live CD Linux distribution. KNOPPIX 6.0 was completely rebuilt from scratch, it isnow based on Debian Lenny, and it's powered by the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.Among various applications included in KNOPPIX 6.0 we can notice the newly-releasedOpenOffice.org 3.0.1 open source office suite and the powerful Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 web browser.Also included in the brand new version of KNOPPIX is the A.D.R.I.A.N.E. (Audio DesktopReference Implementation And Networking Environment) talking menu, especially designed for thevisually impaired.http://news.softpedia.com/news/Available-Now-KNOPPIX-6-0-0-103097.shtmlhttp://knopper.net/knoppix/knoppix60-en.html
3. How to Create a Fedora 10 Linux Distribution
Now that you've learnedhow to install Fedora 10on your personal computer, why not learn how tocreate your own Fedora distribution and give it to your friends or use it for your machines? Fedora10, also known as Cambridge, was released on November 25th, 2008, and it brings GNOME 2.24and KDE 4.1, faster boot experience with Plymouth, better printing, better webcam support,improved wireless network connection sharing, better software maintenance and update (powered byPackageKit and RPM 4.6), and virtualization storage.PPThe following tutorial will teach you how to create a customized version of the Fedora 10 Linuxdistribution. We will use a tool called
Revisor
, which features a nice GUI for inexperienced usersand a CLI (command-line interface) with extended configuration for advanced users. Revisor cancreate both Fedora 10 CD/DVD installable media and Live CDs.c
 
4. 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners
www.linuxquestions.orgconducted a poll on famous open sourceapplications.aHere are the results.HDistribution of the Year -
Ubuntu
35.36%Server Distribution of the Year -
Debian
25.55%Live Distribution of the Year -
Ubuntu Live
23.43%Database of the Year -
MySQL
58.10%Office Suite of the Year -
OpenOffice.org
93.03%Browser of the Year -
Firefox
75.89%Desktop Environment of the Year -
KDE
43.57%Window Manager of the Year -
Compiz
31.56%Messaging App of the Year -
Pidgin
53.40%Mail Client of the Year -
Thunderbird
51.43%Virtualization Product of the Year -
VirtualBox
61.10%Audio Media Player Application of the Year -
Amarok
48.80%Audio Authoring Application of the Year -
Audacity
70.45%Video Media Player Application of the Year -
mplayer
38.31%Video Authoring Application of the Year -
Avidemux
19.59%

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