Infrastructure Linux News for May 11, 2012
Tech Comics: Before 3G Wireless (May 11, 2012, 23:00)
Datamation: Tech Comics "Before 3G Wireless"
Canonical Will Make an Ubuntu Filesystem for Embedded Devices (May 11, 2012, 22:00)
Softpedia: Canonical announced at UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit) that they plan to create a truly embedded rootfs builder, in order to make an absolute minimal filesystem to make Ubuntu run on hardware with extremely limited disk space.
Will app stores help or hinder FLOSS distribution? (May 11, 2012, 20:00)
IT World: Facebook's particular take on allowable apps seems very liberal--until you see the commonalities. Not only will canvas- and HTML5-based Facebook.com apps be in the App Center, but mobile apps for iOS and Android and even outside web pages can be listed as well. The catch?
Do robots need a Linux or a Mac OS to thrive? (May 11, 2012, 15:00)
Cnet: It would appear the robotics industry is having its Linux moment, which backers hope will unleash a torrent of creativity around robots. But not everyone's convinced that's a good thing.
Open source Java moving to Linux, AIX on PowerPC (May 11, 2012, 14:00)
IT World: Open source Java will be brought to the PowerPC architecture for Linux and IBM's AIX OS under a proposal floated last week that could eventually benefit the different Linux distributors.
Is Microsoft blocking Chrome and Firefox from native Windows RT a big deal? (May 11, 2012, 13:00)
Networking Blog: Mozilla and Google are both crying foul because Microsoft is restricting Firefox and Chrome from running natively on Windows RT - the only version of Windows 8 that will run on ARM devices. Big deal or is Microsoft just cutting its own throat?
Learn SED with examples (May 11, 2012, 12:00)
The Linux Juggernaut: SED is mainly used for search for a term and replace with desired term in a file/stream.
The Abe Lincoln Facebook-Patent Hoax and the Future of Innovation (May 11, 2012, 10:00)
Slate: At a meeting on Capitol Hill last month hosted by Public Knowledge, open-source hardware enthusiasts discussed why they choose to invent without patents, and why patents don’t provide the "fuel of interest" they once did.
Open source for an open government (May 11, 2012, 06:00)
IT World Canada: A roundup of some of your recent comments on our coverage of the debate over open-source software in the Canadian government.