Linux News for Mar 23, 2011
DIY wind turbine project goes open source
(Mar 23, 2011, 23:08)
TG Daily: "To encourage others to get involved
in the development process, Applied Sciences decided to make the
design of The Zoetrope 'open source' so that anyone interested and
industrious enough can help to refine the design and/or customize
it for use in different geographical areas with differing wind
Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 Will Support Multiarch (Mar 23, 2011, 20:41)
Softpedia: "Steve Langasek proudly announced
last evening that it is now possible to install library packages of
different architectures on your Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
operating system via multiarch."
Editor's Note: Picking Ourselves Up, Dusting Ourselves Off (Mar 23, 2011, 18:41)
A lot of readers have noticed we've been through a rough spot in
the last few days.
How to post content to a WordPress blog from the command line (Mar 23, 2011, 18:38)
Zona-M: "Wordpress is a great publishing
system, but managing it manually can be a very time consuming
process. This is especially true when you want to upload lots of
posts, or if you would like to write content in your preferred,
full-blown text editor and then have it magically appear
Outlook alternatives: Free open source applications (Mar 23, 2011, 17:07)
IT world: "The question remains, can one of the
above mentioned open source applications replace Outlook? The short
answer is yes - it all comes down to how Outlook is being used by
an organization and how well Outlook is integrated into other
An introduction to Embedded Linux, BeagleBoard & its Linux kernel port (Mar 23, 2011, 16:04)
Linux User & Developer: "Enter BeagleBoard.
This is the brainchild of a small group of volunteers (many of whom
are Texas Instruments employees – TI's chips are used in the
design) who were frustrated at the lack of affordable development
boards, and with the kinds of concerns faced by those seeking to
get involved with embedded development."
Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is bogus (Mar 23, 2011, 14:38)
Network World: "Linux kernel creator Linus
Torvalds has said new claims that Android violates the Linux
license are 'totally bogus.'"
Judge rejects Google's attempt to create a universal library (Mar 23, 2011, 13:47)
CNN Money: "Google's vision of a universal
library archiving all books ever published on Earth is once again
at odds with laws protecting the authors of those books."
Whirlwind Intro to Audacity on Linux: From Recording to CD in One Lesson (Mar 23, 2011, 13:01)
Linux.com: "To get started, I'll show you how
you can create your own CD in Audacity on Linux. From simple
recording all the way to mastering the CD, you'll learn the basics
of doing audio production in Audacity."
Why I Left Rackspace and What About Openstack (Mar 23, 2011, 12:03)
Deprecation: "I think that Rackspace is trying
to control Openstack rather than influence it. A perfect example is
the recent change in governance. Basically, Rackspace made
governance changes without talking to the development community or
the sitting governance board."
Did You Know there was a Fork of MPlayer? (Mar 23, 2011, 11:15)
OSTATIC: "The project looks small with probably
only a few participants. It's been up and running for a short time,
but they're already on a release candidate of version 2."
Python4Kids: New Tutorial - Increasingly Trivial Questions (Mar 23, 2011, 05:08)
Python Tutorials for Kids 8+: "If you remember
back a few tutorials ago, we learnt how to pickle objects so that
we could get them back later."
LibreOffice 3.3.2 Is Now Available for Download (Mar 23, 2011, 02:47)
Softpedia: "The Document Foundation company
launched the second maintenance release of the LibreOfficeb 3.3
open source office suite for Linux, Windows and Macintosh