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Developer Linux News for Oct 28, 2008

  • A Closer Look At Red Hat's Plymouth (Oct 28, 2008, 23:32)
    Phoronix: "Solar is one of the splash plug-ins available with Plymouth, which fits well with Fedora 10 considering the desktop theme. Solar is also a visually advanced plug-in. Below is the video that shows a number of planets and other graphics rotating around what would be the Sun."

  • OpenMoko's OM2008.9 for the Neo FreeRunner (Oct 28, 2008, 21:02)
    Linux Journal: "The OpenMoko project recently released a much-needed update to the official software stack of the Neo FreeRunner. I've had a FreeRunner for a few months and during that time I have used it to run everything from Debian to Qtopia (now known as QT Extended), so when OpenMoko announced the OM2008.9 update I eagerly upgraded to see what it had to offer."

  • Embedded Linux - Linux Operating System for Microcontrollers (Oct 28, 2008, 15:32)
    Your Electronics Open Source: "Embedded Linux refers mostly to Linux Kernel which is the basic of every operating system. For embedded applications it is customized for every microprocessor. ARM is one of the processor that is very used with Linux as an application processor system. Some big pluses for it are the support for multiprocessor systems and concurrently execute applications."

  • Fedora 10's Better Startup (Oct 28, 2008, 14:32)
    Fedora Magazine: "For the longest time now, GNU/Linux distributions have been criticised by desktop and laptop users for starting up too slowly. More recently, within the Fedora community particularly there have been increasing numbers of complaints about the amount of "flicker" that happens as the system switched from Grub to RHGB to GDM etc. Fedora 10 is going to change all of that, however..."

  • Torvalds: Real Quality Means Taking it Personally (Oct 28, 2008, 14:02)
    LinuxDevices: "The Linux Foundation (LF) has posted a ten-minute video interview with kernel coordinator Linus Torvalds. Held during the Linux Foundation's recent Linux Kernel Summit, the interview reveals the Linux founder speaking out on issues ranging from kernel/userland interactions to why Linux has so many interfaces."

  • Get Your Local TV Listings From The Bash Command Line (Oct 28, 2008, 10:02)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "For this week's Monday Linux/Unix bash shell script, we're finally starting to go after online TV listings. If you've checked out all of our other bash CLI scripts aimed at helping you to not have to open your web browser, please skip the following paragraph. It's redundant, to say the least"

  • Lazy Linux: 11 Secrets for Lazy Cluster Admins (Oct 28, 2008, 04:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "Administrators will tell you that with scale-out clusters any change, no matter how small, must be repeated up to hundreds of thousands of times; the laziest of admins have mastered techniques of scale-out management so that regardless of the number of nodes, the effort is the same. In this article, the authors peer into the minds of the laziest Linux admins on Earth and divulge their secrets."