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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 30, 2010

  • Editor's Note: Where the HECK Did 2010 Go! (Dec 30, 2010, 23:03)
    A new year, new beginnings, new opportunities!

  • The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview (Dec 30, 2010, 21:32)
    MakeTechEasier: "Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages."

  • Looking back, looking ahead (Dec 30, 2010, 20:47)
    Larry the Free Software Guy: "Now that I have finally disengaged myself from the what is commercially and socially — and for some, spiritually (and God bless you, every one) — known as "the holiday season," I have been giving a lot of thought to how good a year 2010 was, the Sun purchase by Oracle and the Novell deal notwithstanding, and what 2011 has to offer."

  • Oracle wins the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize (Dec 30, 2010, 19:04)
    TechRepublic: "The year 2010 has seen a number of enemies of open source software making waves. After thinking about it long and hard — about five minutes or so — I have determined the proper winner of the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize, though some other contenders deserve a Dishonorable Mention"

  • Net Neutrality 2011: What Storms May Come (Dec 30, 2010, 18:34)
    InternetNews: "When the Federal Communications Commission passed its first binding network neutrality rules earlier this month, it brought a sort of closure to a long-running, raucous debate that had left nearly all participants exasperated, if not exhausted."

  • Skype Expresses $1 Worth of Sorrow (Dec 30, 2010, 18:04)
    ZDNet: "Skype is sorry that their house of cards collapsed. Sorry, to the tune of $1."

  • Hedgewars - Awesome Open-Source Worms-Like Game for Linux (Dec 30, 2010, 17:04)
    Tuxarena: "A few days ago I reviewd WarMUX, a free and open-source Worms-like game for Linux. Today I'll take a look to Hedgewars, another free Worms clone with funny characters, good playability and support for online multiplayer."

  • Finally a Download Accelerator for Linux that Works with Chrome/Chromium (Dec 30, 2010, 16:34)
    Ubuntu Vibes: "There are not many download accelerators for Linux that integrate well with web browsers and have support for downloading links right from the browser."

  • Pidgin 2.7.9 updates for security and smileys ?! (Dec 30, 2010, 15:04)
    Netstat -vat: "The open source pidgin instant messenger client, is out with a new update fixing at least one security issue as well as an interesting emoticon/smiley issue."

  • Android Market said to surpass 200K (Dec 30, 2010, 14:04)
    LinuxDevices: "Android Market is now offering 200,000 applications, only a few months after surpassing 100,000, according to estimates published by AndroLib."

  • 6 Linux Burning Applications - Overview & Screenshots (Dec 30, 2010, 11:04)
    TuxArena: "K3b is a powerful, feature-complete burning application for KDE 4 which comes with support for burning CDs, DVDs, ISO images, Blu-ray discs, audio CDs, creating ISO images."

  • Genealogy Program: Gramps 3.2.5 released (Dec 30, 2010, 09:04)
    Gramps: "The Gramps Developers are happy to announce a new bug fix release: Version 3.2.5 — the "I intend to live forever" bug fix release."

  • Putin orders Russian gov't to move to open source (Dec 30, 2010, 05:04)
    IT World: "Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin [cq] has ordered government agencies there to open-source software by 2015, according to translated documents."

  • Linux for the rest of us? (Dec 30, 2010, 01:04)
    Fan: "Back in the late 1990s, people were touting Linux as the "next big thing." Think back to 1998 when an internal memo released by Microsoft about the "Linux threat" was leaked to the public."