The annual Linux conference,, is on at Hobart this week and we kept you informed about the activities with our Twitter feed. A speaker predicting cloud computing will replace system administrator tasks and Wikipedia’s plan to release a new mobile platform later in the year were some of the event’s highlights.

Elsewhere in the world of open source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 has been released with added support for Intel’s Core i7 processors, open source implementation of Java SE 6 and virtualisation enhancements. The new version of KDE (4.2 RC1) has also been released.

In other news, is introducing Service Cloud, a service that will allow businesses to communicate with customers via social media such as Facebook and Google.

In blogs this week, Ina Fried revealed screenshots of Microsoft Office 14, still in the early testing phase, posted on a Russian website, and Josh Lowensohn covered the new version of Mozilla’s Ubiquity.

— Posted by Lana Kovacevic