ostatic.com/blog: Just in time for the holiday break, and all those holiday photos, the digiKam team has put the finishing touches on the 1.0 release and Kipi-plugins 1.0 as well.
makeuseof.com: One of the great things about Linux is that there are a number of options for almost everything that you can hope to achieve. A very slick application menu is the GnoMenu. GnoMenu is a highly customizable application launcher. Let us see what all it can do.
cyberciti.biz: These are full-featured cross-platform softwares, free as in beer and speech. Vivek Gite picks his best open source software of 2009.
tuxradar.com: We're all set to put our feet up and wait for Santa to deliver nice presents, but before we do that we have a present for you: an all-encompassing Emacs tutorial that takes you from getting started all the way through customisation and how to use it for different purposes.
lwn.net: Version 2.29.4 of GNOME, a development release, has been announced. "And here comes 2.29.4, just in time for the holiday season."
yokozar.org/blog: Sound in Wine has been a big issue. From a user’s perspective, it didn’t work well. From a technical user’s perspective, there were 3 different drivers to choose from and none of them worked well. From a developer’s perspective, no sound driver would ever work well.
crn.com: From the launch of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, to the continued emergence of Drupal as a content management system, open source made significant strides in 2009. Check out 10 products that made an impact on the IT Industry this year.
ostatic.com/blog: A new tool released by earth studies organization Open Hazards, Inc. aims to put the power of earthquake prediction in the hands of the public.
linuxfoundation.org: Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc1 prepatch, closing the merge window for this development cycle. This kernel has a few features which will shake things up, with dynamic tracing being near the top as far as I am concerned. But, perhaps, the most interesting addition is one that almost nobody expected: a reverse-engineered driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets called “Nouveau.”
techie-buzz.com: Yesterday, Opera 10.5 pre-alpha (codenamed Evenes) was released as a special gift to the small but dedicated fan base. It definitely had everyone talking, leaving Linux users high and dry.