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Twenty Years of Linux according to Linus Torvalds

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zdnet.com: In an interview, Linus Torvalds talks about Linux’s multiple 20th birthdays and life with Linux.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals
  • Ubuntu Expels One Of Its Developers
  • The Spiel About The Default Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop

Interview: Charles H. Schulz on LibreOffice

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tech-faq.com: Anyone who has ever looked for alternatives to Microsoft Office probably knows about OpenOffice.org, a full featured competitor that is completely free. Last year a group of developers left the project to form The Document Foundation and a LibreOffice project.

Libo Developer Interview: Christina Rossmanith

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blog.documentfoundation.org: In this developer interview we talk someone who started with helping out other developers by translating comments in the code from German to English.

KDE Software Powers New Consumer-Oriented Computer

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dot.kde.org: Xompu (website in German - some basic information in English) is a new German company whose goal is to provide an easy-to-use complete computer, backed up by service support. Xompu released their computer a few weeks ago. And guess what? It runs Plasma Desktop and other KDE software.

Bodhi Linux: Interview with Jeff Hoogland

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techrepublic.com: Smitten with Bodhi Linux, Jack Wallen poses some questions to Jeff Hoogland, one of the Bodhi developers. Is it time for you to give a new distribution a try? Jack thinks so.

fsfe interview with Dan Leinir

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OSS

blogs.fsfe.org: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, when not solving interoperability problems between Open Document Format (ODF) editors at KO GmbH, spends his time developing GamingFreedom.org: a gaming orientated social network which promotes Free culture, and Gluon: a full featured modern game engine, based on the Qt framework.

Tim Burke: ext4 Is Not Going Anywhere Any Time Soon

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muktware.com: Depending on the maturity of the feature, the timing for release in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release will differ. That means that ext4 is not going anywhere any time soon.

Vincent Untz: I Wonder Why We Have All Our Distributions Around

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SUSE

muktware.com: The GNU/Linux landscape is changing dramatically. 2011 is a very important year for Gnome and GNU/Linux. Gnome is the default desktop environment used by major distros and it is going through a major transition with version 3. At the same time openSuse community is driving many ambitious initiatives such as the AppStream project. We talked to Vincent Untz, an openSUSE Booster, and the GNOME release manager to understand what's going on with these projects.

Mozilla Moves On

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Mozilla has recently acquired a new CEO, one of whose key tasks is presumably pondering precisely this issue. I met Gary Kovacs last week. My main question to Kovacs was easy to ask, but somewhat harder to answer: What is your strategy for Mozilla?

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