The first sum-up news,the number one 🙂 This is planned to be a weekly post to sum up what’s been up during the week, major and less major facts (infact :D). So let’s start :

This week the Gnome 2.24 has been released. Updates and improvements has been made all over to make the end user experience even much more pleasent here are some of the major improvements :

  • Inclusion of Telepathy a new instant messaging software
  • A tracking time panel application
  • Ekiga 3.0
  • Improvement in file managing which sees the appearance of the compact view and tabbed mode
  • More dekbar plugins ! :Google Search, yahoo! and  wikipedia suggestion , a calculator, twitter and identi.ca
  • Better didgital T.V.
  • New screen resolution control , new sound theme and new Wallpapers added

For a more details you can head over the official release announcement .

On the same subject a vague road map has appeared to a Gnome 3.0 release date.

This week and last week  seemed to be the week of Betas and Alphas, as major distribtions just made the release of them:

Also there is the fact that the gentoo team changed their release sheudle due to lack of manpower so if you think you can help them just head over there 🙂

And last but not least the release of gOS3 gadgets. It’s an Ubuntu based distros aimed for the Netbooks and the web 2.0 .

Another fact is the the announcement of an upcoming blender gamekit 2nd edition from the YoFrankie Game blog

From the Hardware side it seems that Android is getting nearer to a release and there is a nice Buzz around it.

A good news for the Linux WiFi users is the release of Atheros HAL under Free Software License You can check out the news here. or here.


That’s it for this week. I know that this doesn’t sum up all the news and surely I did missed some important ones, you can state them in the comments, that would be nice. I’m open for suggestion to make this better, nd in the next week I’ll put a more complete one, I do hope so .

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