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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 snail’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 it?"