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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 26, 2011

  • GNOME Login Screen Mockups, Videos (Apr 26, 2011, 21:09)
    Tech Drive-in: "Linux desktop is on a roll. First came the revamped KDE 4.0 which took the level of User Interface(UI) fit and finish of Linux desktops to another level. Then came the GNOME Shell and Ubuntu Unity desktop interfaces. But one thing they all lack, especially GNOME Shell and Unity, are good looking and user friendly login screens. And here are some very interesting login screen mockups for GNOME."

  • Decoding Human Genes is Goal of New Open-Source Encyclopedia (Apr 26, 2011, 20:00)
    GantDaily: "A massive database cataloging the human genome's functional elements, including genes, RNA transcripts and other products, is being made available as an open resource to the scientific community, classrooms, science writers and the public, thanks to an international team of researchers."

  • Review: Barnes & Nobles' Nook Color goes Android Tablet (Apr 26, 2011, 19:03)
    Linux and Open Source: "On April 25th, as has long been expected, the Nook Color got its 1.2 update. This transforms the Nook Color from being an e-reader to being a low-end Android tablet by replacing its operating system with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and adding an App Store."

  • Deployment Ease, Experimentation Highlights of Ubuntu 11.04 (Apr 26, 2011, 17:02)
    The VAR Guy: "When the discussion turned to the friction between the GNOME and Unity communities which has emerged over the course of the Natty development cycle, Canonical VP Steve George predicted that both desktop interfaces would continue to exist as important projects for a long while to come."

  • TI updates DSP line with new chips, Linux support (Apr 26, 2011, 16:04)
    Linux for Devices: Linux gets embedded into new TI chips.

  • Samsung, LG amd Cisco Throw Their Support Behind WebM (Apr 26, 2011, 15:01)
    GigaOM: Open Source video format gets some big name backers.

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce review (Apr 26, 2011, 06:03)
    LinuxBSDos.com: "Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is the branch of Linux Mint that is based on Debian, unlike Linux Mint editions which are based on Ubuntu Desktop. But how can you tell which Mint release is based on Debian and which one is based on Ubuntu?"

  • Google insists it will remain open source player (Apr 26, 2011, 04:06)
    Linux and Open Source: "Google insists that Android will remain an open source platform and takes great exception to reports to the contrary. That's good news."