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Developer Linux News for Nov 16, 2009

  • Communities Vs. Teams: Open Source Needs Both (Nov 16, 2009, 22:34)
    Information Week: "A curious insight has come from all the recent talk about MySQL / Sun / Oracle. People talk about a community around a given open source product, but there's at least as much talk about a team within it. Let's not neglect the importance of either of those things."

  • XtreemOS 2.0 release: a Linux-based Grid Operating System (Nov 16, 2009, 21:04)
    XtreemOS: "The XtreemOS project has released the second public release of its Linux-based Grid operating system under the motto "Making Grid Computing Easier"."

  • The old vs. the new Linux desktop (Nov 16, 2009, 18:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "You want to know the funniest thing is about compared Corel Linux 1.0, released in 1999, with a typical modern desktop Linux -- say, Ubuntu 9.10? How much hasn't changed."

  • Google Latitude Lets Users Follow Their Own Footprints (Nov 16, 2009, 17:34)
    LinuxInsider: "For now, the information is accessible only to the individual user, but the functionality suggests a variety of possibilities if sharing were allowed -- such as parents tracking kids, or delivery companies tracking employees."

  • 10 open source projects worth checking out (Nov 16, 2009, 14:04)
    10 Things: "The open source field is pretty crowded, but certain projects stand above the rest. Jack Wallen introduces 10 open source tools and solutions you don’t want to overlook."

  • Great Documentation Is Key to Open Source Success (Nov 16, 2009, 13:04)
    Monkey Bites: "Listen up open source developers, if you want your project to succeed you’re going to have to do more than write great code; you’re going to have to document it, teach new users how it works and provide real-world examples of what you can do with it."

  • Microsoft does the right open-source thing (Nov 16, 2009, 12:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "Microsoft has admitted that it violated the GPL2 with its Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. That's not too surprising, since the violation was about as clear-cut as you could get. What's surprising, even shocking, is that Microsoft is going to re-release the tool under the GPL2!"

  • A Virtual Gallium3D Driver Coming For VMware (Nov 16, 2009, 08:04)
    Phoronix: "For months Sun's VirtualBox virtualization software picked up OpenGL and Direct3D acceleration support for virtualized guest operating systems, but now 2D/3D hardware-acceleration support for those running operating systems under VMware's virtualization products are imminent."