Developer Linux News for Jul 20, 2009
Exciting Technologies Coming to Linux (Jul 20, 2009, 23:34)
Internetling: "Once again open source proved
that developers collaborating all over the world deliver constant
platform improvement. Let’s see what they have in store for
us this time."
How They Built it: The Software of Apollo 11 (Jul 20, 2009, 23:04)
Linux.com: "When Apollo 11’s Lunar Module
landed on the Moon 40 years ago today, the software that helped
take humans to another celestial body was essentially built using
paper-tape rolls and thick cardstock that was punched with special
Congratulations Microsoft (The real reason why...?) (Jul 20, 2009, 22:20)
Network Plumber's Journal: "Like most GPL
related actions, a lot of work was done behind the scenes to get
the offending company into compliance."
Microsoft Shares Virtualization Code With Linux (Jul 20, 2009, 22:04)
InternetNews: "Is this a thawing in the
tensions between the two camps? New GPLv2 licensed code will enable
Linux to run better on Microsoft's Hyper-V."
How NPR is Embracing Open Source and Open APIs (Jul 20, 2009, 20:34)
O'Reilly Radar: "But unlike many news
organizations, whose primary concern may be monetizing their
content, National Public Radio is interested in turning it into a
resource for people to use in new and novel ways as well."
Symbian signed malware - does signing matter? (Jul 20, 2009, 20:04)
Netstat -vat: "The Symbian mobile OS is used by
millions of phones globally and thanks to a (now corrected)
oversight they could have potentially installed malware - with
Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code (Jul 20, 2009, 18:04)
All About Microsoft: "Microsoft is releasing
three Microsoft-developed Linux drivers to the Linux community for
possible inclusion in the Linux source tree."
India to Create New Chip: Guess Which OS it's Using? (Jul 20, 2009, 14:34)
Open Enterprise: "The Indian government will
reportedly bring together top engineers to design what is
tentatively being called the "India microprocessor.""
Mesa 7.5 Finally Released w/ New Features (Jul 20, 2009, 11:04)
Phoronix: "After being in development for a
number of months and being challenged by a few delays, Mesa 7.5 was
officially released last night. What's most significant about this
milestone is that it's the first release to include the Gallium3D
Who Needs GIMP and Inkscape When You Can Use CSS? (Jul 20, 2009, 03:04)
Cherrysave: "You might make a rounded corner or
shadowed text in Photoshop, but that is wasted time if the client
doesn't like it or the website doesn't turn out as expected.
Therefore, here's a list of some of the different CSS hacks you can
use to get around using images."