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Developer Linux News for Jun 17, 2009

  • Amazon Kindle powered by Linux 2.6.22, FSF not impressed (Jun 17, 2009, 23:32)
    Netstat -vat: "As my colleague Michelle Menga is reporting, Amazon is now making new source code available for its Amazon Kindle. Basically what it represents is, Amazon's responsibility to make the GPL licenced source code that is used in the Kindle available to others."

  • An interview with Clem from Linux Mint (Jun 17, 2009, 18:32)
    Tech-no-media: "A few days ago I reviewed what is in my opinion the easiest Linux distribution for Windows switchers: Linux Mint 7.0 The small group of talented people that manage this distribution is led by Clem, the "founder" of Linux Mint. Today he was kind enough to grant me an email interview as a follow up to my review."

  • Parted Magic 4.2 Has Clonezilla and Linux Kernel 2.6.30 (Jun 17, 2009, 17:32)
    Softpedia: "Yesterday evening, on June 16th, Patrick Verner proudly announced the immediate release of Parted Magic 4.2, a Slackware-based Linux distribution that was created to help users easily partition their hard drivers or perform recovery tasks."

  • an update on open video codecs and quality (Jun 17, 2009, 14:02)
    Mozilla Hacks: "The result in that test was that Theora did much better at the low bit rate and more or less the same at the slightly higher bit rate."

  • Will Google Wave revolutionise free software collaboration? (Jun 17, 2009, 13:32)
    Free Software Magazine: " If you haven’t heard yet, Google have released a developer preview of their new social networking and collaboration tool - Wave. What impact might this have on free software users and developers?"

  • Gartner: Android 'snappy,' Windows 7 less so (Jun 17, 2009, 12:32)
    Nanotech, the Circuits Blog: "Android running on devices at Computex was "snappy," while Windows 7 less so, according to a Gartner report published Monday. The report concluded that there is momentum behind the ARM chip platform."

  • Future of Open Source: Hack This Gadget (Jun 17, 2009, 12:02)
    Wired: "The open source movement gave rise to Linux and spawned a generation of collaborative coders. Now it's extending its reach to the hardware industry."

  • GroundWork Announces GroundWork Monitor 6.0 Beta and Preview Webcast (Jun 17, 2009, 10:32)
    Groundwork press release: "Move to JBoss Portal provides cutting edge customization and easier enterprise integrations"

  • Google Considerations: OGG Theora or H.264? (Jun 17, 2009, 06:02)
    Linux Magazine: "An employee of Google has expressed himself regarding the disadvantages of OGG Theora in comparison with H.264 in a discussion on the mailing list of the web hypertext application technology working group."

  • Linux Foundation Takes Training Online (Jun 17, 2009, 04:32)
    Linux Journal: "In March, the ever-innovating Linux Foundation announced a new program aimed at bringing the brains behind Linux together with developers-to-be in order to supply the increasing need for Linux talent. Now the program is going online, with the first two courses set to call roll by mid-month."