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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 11, 2011

  • Report Cites Lack of Open Source Skills As a Barrier in Enterprises (Aug 11, 2011, 22:03)
    OSTATIC: "A new post on InfoWorld, though, suggests that skilled workers and training resources for open source projects are lacking. Could the answer be an industry body dedicated to filling that gap?"

  • Cisco and Twitter join Linux patent protection pool (Aug 11, 2011, 21:02)
    Linux and Open Source: "Cisco, the networking giant and Twitter, the social networking company, has joined the Linux patent protection organization, Open Invention Network, along with a host of other companies."

  • Microsoft to Release Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server, Parallel Data Warehouse (Aug 11, 2011, 20:01)
    EnterpriseAppsToday: "In the age of big data, Microsoft says it is moving forward with plans to help customers better store, manage, and analyze both structured and unstructured data – in particular, data stored and managed in Hadoop environments."

  • Top 5 Ubuntu Alternatives (Aug 11, 2011, 17:01)
    Softpedia: "If I would decide to give up on Ubuntu and install/use a different operating system (no matter if it is based on Ubuntu or developed by Canonical), below are five of my favorite alternatives to the original Ubuntu OS."

  • Atom Zombie Smasher is Now Available in Ubuntu Software Center (Aug 11, 2011, 16:00)
    Ubuntu Vibes: Indie strategy game Atom Zombie Smasher developed by Blendo Games is now available in Ubuntu Software Center.

  • Google Could Make App Inventor Open Source (Aug 11, 2011, 15:02)
    Gizmodo: "Google hinted its educational tool, App Inventor for Android, may become an open source project for classroom teachers."

  • 8 Best CAD Apps for Linux (Aug 11, 2011, 12:03)
    Tech Drive-in: "Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the process of design and design-documentation. But are there any good free CAD apps for Linux?"

  • DesktopNova - Automatically Change Wallpapers On Ubuntu 11.04 (With Classic Gnome) (Aug 11, 2011, 11:02)
    HowtoForge: "DesktopNova is an application that automatically changes your desktop wallpaper after a preset period of time. It works with Gnome amd Xfce desktops. This tutorial shows how to use DesktopNova on an Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with the Classic Gnome interface."

  • A foundation for the desktop � one apple, two ideas (Aug 11, 2011, 09:03)
    The H Open: "The often predicted tipping point for Linux on the desktop just never seems to materialise, despite a variety of attempts from numerous companies."