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Developer Linux News for Feb 10, 2010

  • Mozilla Dropping Firefox Support for Mac OS X 10.4 (Feb 10, 2010, 23:47)
    Datamation: "Mozilla's open source Firefox Web browser is used today by over 6 million Apple Mac users. To date, Mozilla has supported Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 for both Firefox 3.5 and for the recently released Firefox 3.6, though not all three Mac OS versions are likely to be supported under Firefox's next major release."

  • Open Source Hardware Hacking With the PogoPlug (Feb 10, 2010, 20:17)
    SCaLE: "Q: The PogoPlug is easy to use for end-users, as well as advanced enough to where software developers can modify the code it runs, why did you go with an open platform versus a closed platform?"

  • Wind River Extends Virtualization Support With New Release of Wind River Hypervisor (Feb 10, 2010, 19:32)
    Wind River press release: Wind River today released an updated version of Wind River Hypervisor, its embedded virtualization solution for single and multicore processors. The new Wind River Hypervisor 1.1 release supports the latest Intel(r) processors...

  • KDE Software Compilation 4.4.0 (Codename: "Caikaku") Released (Feb 10, 2010, 17:02)
    KDE: "Today KDE announces the immediate availability of the KDE Software Compilation 4.4, "Caikaku", bringing an innovative collection of applications to Free Software users. Major new technologies have been introduced, including social networking and online collaboration features, a new netbook-oriented interface and infrastructural innovations such as the KAuth authentication framework."

  • Intel taps student's robot for processor demo (Feb 10, 2010, 15:32)
    CNet: "While I've always been a little scared of spiders, watching student Matt Bunting's hexapod robot dancing has all but cured me. Maybe it's the combination of the folk guitar and little leg sways in the below video, but all of a sudden, spiders (at least the robotic kind) look so damn cute."

  • Learning with the computer using open source (Feb 10, 2010, 15:02)
    IT Wire: "An American developer studying in New Zealand is using the open source Python programming language to build an educational voice and vision dialogue system as part of his doctorate thesis."

  • Virtio: An I/O virtualization framework for Linux (Feb 10, 2010, 12:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "But with all these virtualization schemes running on top of Linux, how do they exploit the underlying kernel for I/O virtualization? The answer is virtio..."

  • LCA: Static analysis with GCC plugins (Feb 10, 2010, 03:02)
    LWN.net: "Taras Glek works for Mozilla, but he is not a browser hacker; instead, he works on GCC and other tools aimed at making the browser development process better. It is, he says, a good job."