kernelpanicked writes "After more than two years of development, the world's greatest desktop, Xfce 4.4.0 has just been released. Xfce 4.4 features new tools such as the much awaited Thunar file manager as well as several improvements in its core components. Benedikt Meurer had also prepared a tour for the newcomers." top
kernelpanicked writes "Sun Microsystems announced Tuesday that its latest upgrade to the Solaris 10 operating system includes discounted support pricing. The move is intended to undercut support plans offered by Linux vendor Red Hat. The Solaris upgrade features improved disaster recovery and support for the Xen virtual machine technology." top
kernelpanicked writes "There is currently a story running on OSnews, where the Freespire project has been caught attempting to cheat the distro ranking on distrowatch.com. Apparently the default home page in Freespire's firefox browser was set to the distributions page on distrowatch to drive up page hits. Several links have also been found on both linspire.com and nvu.com that link directly to the distrowatch page as well, instead of their apparent target.
The worst part of this whole fiasco was that Kevin Carmony, the president of Linspire initially lied and denied the whole thing, then with the evidence tossed in his face he seems to have taken the attitude of "Well distrowatch rankings don't really matter anyway, do they?""