Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 30, 2010
Editor's Note: Ubuntu, the Bad Selfish Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 22:04)
In my grumpier moments their relentlessly positive, cult-like
Kumbaya-or-else approach makes me want to turn the hose on them.
But I don't remember them attacking anyone else the way they've
GNOME Census report now available as free download (Jul 30, 2010, 21:04)
Neary Consulting: "I was delighted to see that
the GNOME Census presentation I gave yesterday at GUADEC has gotten
a lot of attention. And I'm pleased to announce a change of plan
from what I presented yesterday: The report is now available under
a Creative Commons license."
EVO 4G's Froyo features detailed in pictures, car dock coming in September? (Jul 30, 2010, 19:34)
Engadget: "We're not far from seeing this big
update in the flesh, but in the meanwhile, EVO 4G owners (and fans)
might be interested to take a closer look at the features they'll
be getting once it arrives."
OpenGL 4.1 Released (Jul 30, 2010, 19:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "The Khronos Group
announced that finalizing the OpenGL 4.1 specifications had been
completed and that its release would be immediate. "
Where do you find Linux? (Jul 30, 2010, 18:34)
Linux Journal: "Looking through my home for
Linux systems I just realized that it is everywhere. First of all,
I find it on my computers - from servers to laptop. That is the
obvious place though. I wonder, where else can I find Linux
Open games with closed content (Jul 30, 2010, 17:34)
Examiner: "Some of the games mentioned in this
column, in the past as well as in the future, are licensed such
that the game itself is under the GPL or a similarly free license,
but the content is not."
Ten outstanding cross-platform apps (Jul 30, 2010, 16:34)
ZDNet: "Organisations and individuals have to
operate across many platforms these days. So we all need apps that
can function reliably regardless of operating system, says Jack
Tech Comics: "Intellectual Property Infringement" (Jul 30, 2010, 16:04)
Tech Comics: "People in all walks of life run
into problems with IP infringement"
Device support in Windows vs. Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 14:04)
ZDNet: "One of the highly debated subjects with
Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different
methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the
How to make a see-through to image text effect in GIMP (Jul 30, 2010, 13:34)
Scott Photographics: " really simple little trick to adding normal text to an image and making it look interesting! This technique can be used for nearly any photograph, however it is a lot easier to see the text with less detailed and contrasty photographs."
Get a Blazing Fast Computer for Free (Jul 30, 2010, 13:04)
Slate: "How to give your creaky old Windows
computer an Ubuntu makeover."
New controller chip sets stage for color e-readers (Jul 30, 2010, 12:04)
Linux Devices: "While Amazon announced a
smaller, lighter version of its Kindle e-reader today, the device
still has a monochrome-only screen. Color E Ink displays are on the
way, however, as today's announcement of a relevant controller chip
-- the Epson S1D13524 -- made clear."
Emulating an Amiga in Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 06:04)
Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "The Amiga was
one of the most powerful PC's of it's time, easily trumping the
emerging IBM PC's in the 80's. You can relive this classic PC on
your Linux desktop thanks to a number of emulators that are
In Search Of... Android Tablets (Jul 30, 2010, 02:04)
Tech Broiler: "Along with Bigfoot, the lost
city of Atlantis, and the Bermuda Triangle, the lack of Android
tablets continues to be an unsolved mystery."