KDE 4.0 Beta 4

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| KDE 4.0 Beta 4 was released earlier today and it features a number of bug
| fixes along with cleaning up the KDE code-base and at the same time adding a
| few new enhancements to the KDE 4.0 feature set.


Project Indiana Desktop Looks Like...

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| While Project Indiana is still a few hours away from the development preview
| release, the first screenshot of it has emerged on the OpenSolaris Project
| Page For Indiana.


Project Indiana Coming Tomorrow

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| Ian Murdock and his posse of Sun developers have been aggressively working on
| this new OpenSolaris desktop distribution with hopes of improving the Solaris
| end-user experience and turning new eyes to this Sun operating system. Will
| they succeed?


Indiana actually looks better than the 'Ubuntu brown/orange' (a subjective
thing nonetheless). Ubuntu's default theme will be changed in Hardy Heron
(8.0x, probably 8.04 LTS), according to the current plans. Buh-bye Human
theme. The mainstream press still thinks that Linux=Ubuntu and therefore


Morton: no merging of OpenSolaris with Linux

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| Don’t expect to see key features of OpenSolaris showing up in the Linux
| kernel, said a top *Linux maintainer.


Sun's 'Project Copy Linux' not a Linux copy

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| Murdock also refused to talk about Sun's FISHworks project – billed as a
| NetApp killer.
| Sun has put some of its top Solaris engineers in charge of a
| software/hardware effort meant to create a solid network attached storage
| (NAS) appliance. The company demoed this project to analysts early this year,
| although it refuses to give reporters the same honor. *
| We did track down Adam Levanthal, one of the FISHworks leads and co-authors
| of DTrace, at OSCON. He revealed that the product should ship early next year
| and that it includes some special sauce above Solaris for handling storage. *
| "I'm not going to talk to you about it more than that," he said, rather
| bluntly.
| Why not just slap us in the face?