free software continues to march forward in turkey as the national linux project pardus starts seeing its first draft deployments. pardus uses kde for the desktop, as do many regional distributions around the world. congrats to the pardus team, looks like your hard work is about to start paying off!
there was also some news about oracle and their linux support play where they are taking red hat enterprise and turning it into their own little thing. not much different from whitebox or centos, really, except that this time there's a 500lb gorilla behind it. it is an interesting example of what is possible with free software. how it sorts out in the end is anyone's best guess in my opinion. will oracle benefit? will red hat suffer? *shrug* it's yet another open source experiment and nature (of the digital variety) will select the winners.
played around with the dolphin file manager a bit today ... some interesting ideas and code in there. nothing revolutionary (yet?), just some really nice beginnings to things. but then i don't think that a file manager needs to be revolutionary any more than a hammer does.
oh, and congrats to both the fedora and [k]ubuntu boys 'n girls for getting out rocking new releases =) i'm upgrading as i type.