Developer Linux News for Jul 22, 2009
NVIDIA 190.16 Driver Brings OpenGL 3.2 To Linux (Jul 22, 2009, 21:03)
Phoronix: "However, now that we have had a
chance to analyze this driver, there is more in store than what the
change-log shares regarding this driver. There is in fact support
for the unreleased OpenGL 3.2 specification."
Akademy 2009 Technical Papers Published: Research And Innovation In The KDE Community (Jul 22, 2009, 20:33)
KDE.news: "While many universities still feel
uneasy about working with Free Software, the open and welcoming
attitude in the KDE community has already brought several
scientific research projects to life. A prime example is of course
the Nepomuk project..."
Greasemonkey for beginners (Jul 22, 2009, 19:33)
TuxRadar: "However, it doesn't do anything in
and of itself: what it does is to enable you to run scripts, either
by other people or by yourself, which will alter the way webpages
look and function."
NEC pledges WiMAX software to Moblin Project (Jul 22, 2009, 18:03)
Moblin Zone: "NEC announced its plans to
support the Moblin project at "Wireless Japan 2009," a three-day
expo in Tokyo this week. A computer translation of the announcement
suggests that NECs contributions will include Linux drivers for
WiMAX radio chipsets."
Google Chrome OS: Desktop Linux's Last Chance (Jul 22, 2009, 17:33)
Datamation: "But even now, despite the apparent
popularity of distros such as Ubuntu, and even green shoots of
interest from big OEMs such as Dell, desktop Linux languishes with
a sub 1% market share. And what growth that is occurring happens at
a snailâ€™s pace."
Hams, hackers, hobbyists and model railways (Jul 22, 2009, 14:33)
The H Open: "Back in 2003, Scott McNealy, then
CEO of Sun Microsystems, dismissed GNU/Linux as a "great
environment for the hobbyist" but not for the enterprise."
Canonical opens Launchpad (Jul 22, 2009, 09:03)
Cyber Cynic: "An open-source irony has long
been that Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, used its own
closed-source software development platform, Launchpad, to create
Ubuntu and other open-source programs."
10 reasons open source smartphones will win (Jul 22, 2009, 06:03)
10 Things: "...the smartphone is actually smart
and the average user can gain serious benefits from using one. How
did this come about? In a word: competition."
Linux's Thickening Waist Line (Jul 22, 2009, 01:33)
ServerWatch: "How come Linux (or UNIX for that
matter) doesn't suffer from feature creep in the same way? Or does