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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.