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Developer Linux News for Jan 27, 2010

  • Zoho Opens up Zoho Discussions for Open Source (Jan 27, 2010, 22:03)
    Fierce Content Management: "Zoho recently announced that they are making Zoho Discussions available for free to open source projects"

  • KDE Software Compilation 4.3.5 Release Announcement (Jan 27, 2010, 19:33)
    KDE: "KDE Community Ships Fifth Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates"

  • Microsoft-Compatible APIs in Mono 2.4 (Jan 27, 2010, 18:33)
    DevX: "Mono is an open source project led by Novell to create a .NET-compatible set of tools that include, among others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime. Mono can be run on Linux, BSD, UNIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows operating systems."

  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition (Jan 27, 2010, 16:33)
    Michael Larabel: "...earlier this month Sun Microsystems put out their last bi-weekly build of SXCE and as of the end of this week all downloads will cease. OpenSolaris has superseded Solaris Express Community Edition, but with this article, we are taking one last look at Build 130, the final version of Solaris Express Community Edition."

  • KDE 4.4 Kreeps Kloser to Komplete (Jan 27, 2010, 16:03)
    OStatic: "The KDE team is getting very close to a final release of KDE 4.4. The second release candidate came out yesterday as a testing platform for users and developers to find and squash bugs before the final release date of February 9th."

  • The Fight to Save MySQL: Interview with Monty Widenius (Jan 27, 2010, 15:33)
    Datamation: "According to Widenius, the Oracle acquisition will mean the eventual loss of MySQL as a first-class database without any adequate open source replacement."

  • The Free Software Way, by Richard Fontana, Esq. (Jan 27, 2010, 15:03)
    Groklaw: "Red Hat has a new website, opensource.com, where they intend to explore how open source affects more than just software, and they're publishing articles on open source in education, business, law, and government. And life. It's designed to be a community forum, one way to give back to the community, as expressed by Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst in his welcoming article, and they hope you'll join in the conversation."

  • Linux performance: is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated? (Jan 27, 2010, 13:03)
    Free Software Magazine: "This is an aspect of FOSS that is regaining some measure of interest: for years, it was considered that writing production-ready FOSS meant lean and mean software. However, recent events have shown that, in the case of the Linux kernel, this is no longer exactly true: performance is dropping slowly yet steadily. How come?"

  • KDE Gears Up to a Free Cloud (Jan 27, 2010, 12:33)
    KDE.news: "Day 2 of Camp KDE kicked off with a bang when Frank Karlitschek announced the start of a significant new KDE project. The ownCloud initiative will complement the Social Desktop and Get Hot New Stuff efforts which are already dealing with social and collaborative data"

  • Linux on the move: the future of portable distros (Jan 27, 2010, 03:02)
    Techradar: "Over the last 12 months, netbook and mobile Linux has made massive advances in features and install base. This is primarily thanks to two netbook distributions – Moblin and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR)."