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Following on from Microsoft's accusations of TomTom infringing on patents, and TomTom's retaliation of the same, TomTom and Microsoft have reached an agreement.

Earlier this month, the latest version of Internet Explorer, version eight, was released, claiming to be more standards compliant than ever before. A result of this is a tag that can control how Microsoft's browser should render the page.

Finally, Richard Stallman has written about the Javascript Trap, years after written about the Java Trap, claiming that you could be using non-free software when you don't realise it.

Debian Lenny Released Recent news: Debian Lenny Released 2009-02-16T12:00:00Z,2009-02-16:/news/2009/02/16/debian_lenny_release/ Mike

Despite delays, the latest release of Debian is here: Debian Lenny, otherwise known as Debian 5.0.

Introduction to using git locally: This guide aims to show just some of the commands that git lets you use - there are certainly far more than are listed here. It also assumes that you're only going to working locally. Much of git's usefulness becomes apparent when you start working with other people, but even for one-man jobs using git can be tremendously helpful. 2009-01-14T16:07:27Z,2009-01-14:/articles/using_git_locally/ Mike openSUSE 11.1 Released Recent news: openSUSE 11.1 Released 2008-12-20T12:00:00Z,2008-12-20:/news/2008/12/20/opensuse11.1/ Mike

Just a couple of days ago, the latest release of openSUSE, namely openSUSE 11.1, has been released.

New Ubuntu and Fedora releases Recent news: New Ubuntu and Fedora releases 2008-11-28T12:00:00Z,2008-11-28:/news/2008/11/28/ubuntu_fedora_releases/ Mike

Both Ubuntu and Fedora have released the latest versions of their distribution, Intrepid Ibex and Fedora 10 respectively.

KDE 3 vs KDE 4 Recent news: KDE 3 vs KDE 4 2008-10-29T13:00:00Z,2008-10-29:/news/2008/10/29/kde3_vs_kde4/ Mike

There was an interesting post on Distrowatch this week, about whether KDE4 is better than KDE3. Personally, I'm still not convinced that KDE 4 should have been released in its state.

GNOME 2.24 Released Recent news: GNOME 2.24 Released 2008-09-28T12:00:00Z,2008-09-28:/news/2008/09/28/gnome224/ Mike

The GNOME desktop, used by default in Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and plenty more, has just been updated in the form of GNOME 2.24.

Package Management Sudoku Recent news: Package Management Sudoku 2008-08-25T12:00:00Z,2008-08-25:/news/2008/08/25/package_management_sudoku/ Mike

No real news today - instead, just something funky from the blogosphere, namely Package Management Sudoku. In the blog post, aptitude is used to solve sudoku puzzles in a matter of seconds.

KDE; Debian; Mojave Recent news: KDE; Debian; Mojave 2008-07-31T12:00:00Z,2008-07-31:/news/2008/07/31/kde_debian_mojave/ Mike

First up is the release of KDE 4.1, which, judging by some of the reactions, appears to iron out some of the issues people have had, but not all.

Elsewhere, Debian are preparing for their next stable release by freezing Lenny, the code name for Debian 5.0.

Finally, Microsoft claims that people really do like Vista after all.

Taxes; Windmills, Ponds Recent news: Taxes; Windmills, Ponds 2008-06-30T12:00:00Z,2008-06-30:/news/2008/06/30/taxes_windmills_ponds/ Mike

Plenty of stories that have been sitting around for the past couple of months: