Linspire to become Ubuntu-based

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Newbie-oriented Linux distribution Linspire has announced that they will be basing future versions on Ubuntu, rather than their current Debian base.

Ubuntu is still, obviously, based on Debian, but it already is modified enough to make it easier to build desktop-oriented distributions, as presumably a lot of the work to get it 'less geeky' is already done.

In fact, this is a growing trend amongst some Debian-based distributions. We've ...

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KDE 3.5.6

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE 3.5.6.

It's only a minor release, as indicated by the version number, and it mainly includes bug fixes and a few small new features to some of KDE's flagship applications.

Interestingly, though, it also includes better support for Compiz (think wobbly windows!) with KDE, which has been an issue for some time for KDE users wanting those ...

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Ubuntu Studio

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Slashdot are reporting that Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular Linux distribution Ubuntu are planning to release a new Ubuntu derivative.

Called Ubuntu Studio, this new release will be focused at multimedia creation - so things like video and audio editing and graphics. This is an area (particularly audio and video) where Linux lacks specific distributions tailored to multimedia. While free software has got some high-profile applications like ...

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