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Interview with KMail Developer Thomas McGuire

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Interviews

kdenews.org: Welcome back again to the KDE Interview series. Today we feature Thomas McGuire, the KMail maintainer.

Akademy 2010: Aaron Seigo Interview

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kdenews.org: In about 6 weeks the biggest yearly gathering of the KDE community starts in Tampere. To give you all a little taste of Akademy 2010, Guillermo Amaral interviewed Aaron Seigo and asked him about his keynote.

Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC

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linuxjournal.com: I recently had the honor of spending time with Cory Fields, the Public / Business Relations Manger for XBMC.

Firefox and the open web

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Firefox is the most popular and widely used free software application and boasts more than a billion downloads and more than 350 million users. The H discusses its history, present and future with Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

Opera 10.53 Beta for Linux and FreeBSD released

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opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Today we released the first beta version of Evenes for Linux and FreeBSD. If you've been waiting Opera 10.5 to stabilize before trying it on your Linux or FreeBSD system, now is your chance.

Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert, on the open source way

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Drupal

opensource.com: While attending DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 last week, I got a chance to catch up with Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal to get some insight beyond the bits and bytes. We talked about the open source way and some of the things he's learned over the past 10 years.

Keeping 1000 devs focused: new Debian leader speaks

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Linux
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itwire.com: Ten days back, the new leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Stefano Zacchiroli, began his term as the only elected leader of a free software project. But that's not the only thing that makes Debian unique in the FOSS space.

Wubi Installer and the Ubiquitous Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

robertogaloppini.net: Wubi, the famous Windows Ubuntu installer, is probably one of the reasons why Ubuntu is the most popular Linux desktop distro, at least among Windows users.

Open Source Communities: Canonical, Ubuntu and Jono Bacon

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Ubuntu

robertogaloppini.net: Recently MuleSource partnered with Canonical to improve Tomcat packaging for Ubuntu and Debian. To learn more about Ubuntu I managed to pose few questions to Jono, Ubuntu’s community manager and author of “The Art of Community”.

Interview with Thiago Macieira

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  • Interview with Thiago Macieira
  • People of openSUSE: Andrew Wafaa
  • Canonical CTO, Matt Zimmerman
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