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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 24, 2010

  • Intel Introduces Dual-Core Atom Processor for Netbooks (Aug 24, 2010, 23:35)
    Datamation: "Seeking to keep its dominant position in the netbook market, Intel announced Monday that its new mobile dual-core Atom processors have hit the streets in a dozen new netbook models from various manufacturers."

  • Top 10 Android Business Apps (Aug 24, 2010, 23:05)
    CIO Update: "As Android grows, so does the importance of the Android Marketplace. Apps are what smartphones are all about, and while Android still trails there too, it's catching up even quicker than with the platform."

  • Dreamwidth Studios: Bringing the Corner Store to Open Source Publishing (Aug 24, 2010, 21:05)
    Linux.com: "At a time when lack of privacy on social networking sites is making mainstream headlines, Dreamwidth Studios stands out as an exception. In contrast to the shifting policies on Facebook, Dreamwidth promises its artistically-inclined users control of their data and transparency, all build upon free and open source software (FOSS) and transparent business models."

  • Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware (Aug 24, 2010, 20:35)
    EFF: "It looks like Apple, Inc., is exploring a new business opportunity: spyware and what we're calling "traitorware.""

  • Borders taking orders for two Android tablets (Aug 24, 2010, 20:05)
    LinuxDevices: "Borders is now taking pre-orders for two seven-inch Android tablets, the $200 Cruz Reader and the $300 Cruz Tablet, and says the first of the devices will ship by the end of this month"

  • AMD Announces 8-Core Bulldozer CPU (Aug 24, 2010, 19:35)
    Gizmodo: "You can't say that AMD is ever boring. The company says its next-generation Bulldozer CPU core will take a unique approach to computing that goes beyond Hyper-Threading, which some believe could offer phenomenal performance."

  • North Korea Linux (Red Star OS) Review (Aug 24, 2010, 18:05)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "Before I get into the review, here are a few of things to bear in mind. North Korea Linux comes only in Korean, there is no English version of it."

  • 11 Biggest Open Source Success Stories That is Changing The World As We Know It (Aug 24, 2010, 17:05)
    Tech Drive-in: "According to Fortune, Open Source is slowly gaining acceptance in the corporate world. More and more corporates are beginning to see the merits of Open Source and have started embracing it. But all these changes didn't happened overnight."

  • Weekly Ten: Installing OpenVZ, Bloggers Get Sued, Intel Rocks, AMD Balks (Aug 24, 2010, 16:35)
    Tech Source: "AMD just can't seem to catch a break. After two profitable quarters (amid a multiyear string of losers), a product transition causes it to miss out on the big first-quarter server market rebound..."

  • Red Hat: SAP Acquiring Linux Leader? (Aug 24, 2010, 15:05)
    The VAR Guy: "Rumors are swirling that SAP may acquire Red Hat. But does it make sense for SAP — the German software giant — to open its wallet and buy Red Hat..."

  • Entertainment and Hypocrisy (Aug 24, 2010, 14:35)
    I Am, Therefore I Think: "It's the KDE logo! Disney animators are using Free Software on their desktops! Disney affirms our rights under the General Public License! After all, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for the rest of us, right?"

  • Some lessons from Bruce Steinberg (Aug 24, 2010, 14:05)
    Linux Journal: "Au contraire, I would routinely reply: the computer business (and corporate culture in general) is actually far crazier than the music business."

  • Speaking of Mouse Trap Economics, What About that Yarn that Patents Stimulate Invention (Aug 24, 2010, 13:05)
    Law Pundit: "Based on my 40 years of experience in the computer system development, much of it before software patents were introduced, I believe that the alleged connection between such patents and the stimulation of innovation is tenuous at best and probably negative."

  • Proof SCO Knew IBM Was Involved in Linux From 1998 Onward (Aug 24, 2010, 12:35)
    Groklaw: "Look what I just found, SCO's Partners page from 2002, on Internet Archive, and lo and behold, it provides proof positive that SCO, then calling itself Caldera, knew that IBM was involved with Linux as far back as 1998."

  • Which do you think is the most evil tech company these days? (Aug 24, 2010, 10:35)
    Tech Source: "Microsoft is no longer as dominant as it was and in effect not anymore considered by majority of people as the most evil tech company."

  • Android 2.2 Update Goes Awry (Aug 24, 2010, 04:35)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Android's momentum is sputtering a bit as the messy rollout of Android 2.2, or Froyo, continues -- there's been delays, missing features, handsets left out of the update altogether and rumors of Motorola lawyering up to stop users from doing their own upgrades."

  • Top Free Linux for Netbooks (Aug 24, 2010, 03:05)
    Techtree: "In one of my previous articles I talked about the use of Linux as a free alternative to Windows. Now most people choose to use Windows on computers mainly because of compliance, as some software/games run only on Windows."

  • Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux, update (Aug 24, 2010, 01:35)
    ZDNet: "A couple weeks ago, I posted an article where I've finally reached my limit of supporting Windows and decided to install Linux on a couple of relatives' PCs."

  • Transmission, a specialized audio operating system for mobile music making (Aug 24, 2010, 01:05)
    LinuxPR: Linux-based $99.00 audio operating system and professional music recording software, designed for Producers, Remixers and DJ's releases version 4.0.

  • Gnash 0.8.8 Released, claims 100% of all YouTube videos now work (Aug 24, 2010, 00:05)
    OMG Ubuntu: "The latest version of open-source flash player 'Gnash' boasts that '100% of all YouTube videos' should now work using it."