Looking back over the past year, I think most people would have
to agree it has been a ground breaking time for open source.
While it is true that open source companies suffered just like
the rest of the tech sector from poor economic conditions, those
same conditions have also made open source appear even more
The KDE Project made KDE 3.0 Beta 1 available to the public yesterday. The new third generation beta of KDE moves the desktop to the QT 3.0 development platform, and sports numerous improvements.
The KDE Project has announced the release of KOffice 1.1.1, an update to the official KDE office suite. The new release promises better stability, which could help make KOffice the suite of choice for light productivity needs.
Ximian, the creators of numerous enhancements to the GNOME desktop environment, announced the development of Ximian Connector today. According to the press release, Ximian Connector will add Microsoft Exchange client functionality to Evolution, Ximian's e-mail and information management package.
Opera Software ASA unveiled the all new 6.0 Linux Technology Preview version of their flagship browser today. Opera is a popular alternative browser available on many platforms - including Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows - which provides reasonably good HTML rendering in a unique interface.
While everyone was busy eating their Thanksgiving dinner, the KDE Project pushed out yet another release of the popular K Desktop Environment. KDE 2.2.2 sports numerous bug fixes and security patches, and is most likely the last release before KDE 3.0.
Dell Computer Corp. released a letter yesterday to clarify its current stance on Linux. “Dell continues to support Linux customers on a variety of client and server products both through factory installation and Linux vendor certification. Dell offers the latest release of Red Hat® Linux 7.2 on its Precision Workstation and PowerEdge Server lines to customers who range from corporate professionals to performance computing enthusiasts through multiple ordering mechanisms, including over the internet.”
As reported here last month, Borland has released Kylix 2 Open Edition for download. Kylix is an increasingly popular RAD development tool for Linux.