January 23, 2014

Pear Departure, Bodhi Fundraiser, and Mageia 4 RC

bodhi_logo.pngThe headlines to capture my attention today include the end of the Pear OS project. Bodhi Linux is raffling off a Chromebook with Bodhi Linux installed. The Mageia 4 Release Candidate was released. Let's look at these and a few other developments around The Penguin today.

David Tavares, founder of Pear OS, apparently messaged the other day on Google+ that the Ubuntu-based distribution would no longer be available for download. According to Softpedia.com, "Mr. Tavares sold the Pear OS distribution to an undisclosed company that will develop the Linux-based operating system for its own products." All download links have been removed and cloud users have been told to copy and remove their files before the end of the month when the server will disabled. Tavares' original post is no longer available, but the goodbye post on pearlinux.fr is still online.

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