Some of the prominent package releases this week included Opera 10.0, KDE 4.3.1, and Linux 2.6.31-rc9. Progress was also made towards GNOME 3.0 with updates to GNOME Shell and Mutter. When it comes to running Windows applications and games on Linux, there was the release of Wine 1.1.29 and the subsequent release of CrossOver Games 6.0. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 also made it out this week during the first day of the Red Hat Summit in Chicago, where we also learned details about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5 also worked its way out of the Canonical camp.
We also continued our Mac OS X 10.6 benchmarks by offering up numbers of Mac OS X 10.6 versus Ubuntu 9.10 and GCC vs. LLVM-GCC benchmarks.
That covers the major happenings in the Phoronix world this week as it pertains to Linux, computer hardware, and free software. Of course, if you wish to support our work, consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium, making a PayPal donation, or using our Amazon.com affiliate link for any purchases. You can also stop by other Phoronix Media properties like our cooking gadget review web-site and the Phoronix Test Suite.