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Archive for November, 2009

Samsung and Open Source

From Phoronix.com

Announced via a small news post just minutes ago on the Enlightenment web-site that the project is working with “working with a top-5 electronics producer (one of the largest in the world, who produces millions of mobile phones, televisions, sound systems and more per year) to bring Enlightenment and especially it’s deep technology to their products.” In fact, this unnamed company is actively sponsoring the development of Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL).

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While their news post barely sheds any details, we have found out that this major manufacturer that is backing the Enlightenment project is Samsung Electronics. Some public confirmation of this can be found via this Trac change-log commit that introduces Editje, which is an edje file editor.

For those who don’t know what Enlightenment is, or E, well, it’s an open source desktop environment, like Gnome or KDE. The E file manager can be used in conjunction with Gnome or KDE, or it can be used as a whole desktop environment.

Read the whole article on Phoronix.com

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Paul Allen diagnosed with cancer

According to a memo sent to Vulcan employees on Monday, Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Fellow Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he and his wife, Melinda, were keeping Allen in their thoughts.

“Melinda and I have Paul and his family in our thoughts and prayers,” Gates said in a statement. “Paul is among my closest friends, and I know to him be a strong and resilient individual.”

You can read the rest of the post on ZDnet.com

Fedora 12 Released

This is the last release of a major Linux distro for this year, Fedora 12, codenamed Constantine, has been released today.
In the menu we have improved performances, smaller (so faster) updates, the open Broadcom firmware (so some of the Broadcom wifi cards may work out of the box) and many other new features.
You can read the release announcement on the Fedora wiki, then don’t forget to grab your copy at FedoraProject.org !