Developer Linux News for Jan 22, 2010
Will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform? (Jan 22, 2010, 21:04)
Bob Sutor: "I had an interesting email exchange
over the weekend with a reader of this blog who was wondering if
video game producers targeted desktop Linux as platform then would
this significantly increase adoption of Linux over Windows?"
Element media.OS v1.0 Beta Now Available
(Jan 22, 2010, 20:34)
LinuxPR: The first beta of what will become
Element MediaOS version 1.0, an HTPC centric distribution based on
Ubuntu 9.10, is available for testers and developers.
Tech Comics: "Geeks and Debugging" (Jan 22, 2010, 20:04)
Tech Comics: "That's easy..."
Ten essential Python tips for beginners (Jan 22, 2010, 19:04)
Linux User and Developer: "We’ve compiled
ten essential Python tips especially for the new user, so without
further ado, let’s get started..."
GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women (Jan 22, 2010, 18:04)
OStatic: "While the greater free software
community, media outlets, conferences and projects are finding
diverse ways to draw women to open source, the GNOME Foundation's
Outreach is built on a familiar framework."
ReactOS Hits a Fork In The Road (Jan 22, 2010, 16:04)
Netstat -vat: "I've been writing about the
ReactOS for at least five years (the project itself is more than 10
years old). It's an effort to try and replicate a Windows operating
system in open source."
Introducing Ubuntu Electronics Remix 9.10 (Jan 22, 2010, 15:34)
Softpedia: "We are proud to present today a new
Ubuntu-based (or Remix) Linux distribution, this time for
electronics. Called Ubuntu Electronics Remix, or UER for short, it
is based on the popular Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system
and comes as a Live DVD ISO image with lots of free electronics
LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono (Jan 22, 2010, 14:17)
IT Wire: "Patents are the only threat that
Microsoft can brandish against free and open source software and
that is exactly why people should be wary of the Mono project, free
software advocate and Samba hacker Jeremy Allison told a packed
auditorium at the 11th LCA today."
'Microsoft-free' virtual desktop startup gets $4m funding (Jan 22, 2010, 10:34)
TechWorld: "A start-up teaming up with IBM to
build "Microsoft-free" virtual desktops and deliver them through a
cloud computing model has secured $4 million in first-round venture
The Open-PC: one step closer to open-hardware (Jan 22, 2010, 07:34)
Free Software Magazine: "At the Gran Canaria
Open Desktop Summit in July 2009, the Open-PC project was
announced. The statement said the project aimed to
“cooperatively design a Free Software based computer by and
for the community”. Further this PC would use only hardware
for which there are free software drivers available."
Illuminating the elephant in the open source room
(Jan 22, 2010, 06:04)
Computerworld: "Microsoft is an elephant that
needs to be turned to stop it trampling the open source community,
according to a vocal critic of the software giant's approach to
Amazon Kindle Development Kit promises ereader Active Content (Jan 22, 2010, 03:04)
Slashgear: "Amazon have announced a software
development platform for their Kindle ebook reader, which will
allow developers to create “active content” for the E
BAE Systems uses MontaVista Linux in gun systems (Jan 22, 2010, 00:04)
EE Times: "BAE Systems Bofors (Karlskoga,
Sweden) has selected MontaVista Linux to power its latest naval and
artillery gun systems."