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Linux News for Mar 31, 2011

  • W3C Investigates Convergence of Web and TV (Mar 31, 2011, 23:01)
    internetnews.com: "In an effort to try and help guide best practices and standards for a converged world, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has setup a Web and TV Interest Group. The charter for the group is for it to help identify requirements and potential solutions to ensure that the Web will work well with TV."

  • White House releases IT Dashboard as open source code (Mar 31, 2011, 20:07)
    O'Reilly Radar: "A live demonstration of the opensourced code for IT Dashboard is now online. The IT Dashboard code is available at SourceForge.net and is released under a GNU Public License (GPL). A bug tracker and other resources are also online."

  • First Look: Ubuntu 11.04 Beta (Mar 31, 2011, 18:02)
    Softpedia: "Canonical will unleash to the world the first Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system, due for release on April 28th, 2011. Of course, before the final version, there will be a second Beta, due for release on April 14th."

  • Paravirtualization With Xen 4.0 On Debian Squeeze (AMD64) (Mar 31, 2011, 16:12)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen 4.0 on a Debian Squeeze (6.0) system (AMD64) and create paravirtualized guests (don't mix this up with fully virtualized guests, i.e. hardware virtualization (HVM))."

  • Permabit extends data dedupe to Linux-based NAS (Mar 31, 2011, 14:03)
    ComputerWorld: "Permabit is targeting Linux-based NAS systems with its new VDO product because, after top-tier vendors, it's the fastest-growing market. According to Gartner, the Linux-based NAS appliance market has grown from a 6.5% market share in 2006 to 17.9% in 2009."

  • New KDE Polishes Linux but Leaves a Few Little Streaks (Mar 31, 2011, 12:07)
    Tech News World: "There's plenty to like about the K Desktop Environment version 4.6.1, and it's not all about eye candy. Power users will find the new desktop full of improvements that are actually practical, not just aesthetic."

  • Open source vendors turned down by Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Mar 31, 2011, 10:02)
    The H Open: "The Swiss Federal Supreme CourtSwitzerland has rejected a complaint by several open source vendors against the awarding of contracts to Microsoft without prior invitation to tender."

  • 8 Ways Companies Can Contribute to Open Source Communities (Mar 31, 2011, 08:11)
    Mashable: "With each community potentially delivering enterprise-grade technology, large companies have many reasons to keep open source alive and well. How can enterprises evaluate which communities to work with and how to get involved? Here are some suggestions."

  • Debian 6 Squeeze review � nearly, but not quite... (Mar 31, 2011, 05:03)
    Linux User & Developer: "You don't choose Debian if you fancy the newest software, but if you long for stability and you don't want to upgrade each 6 months, Debian is definitely for you."

  • UK Government Backs Open Source In Budget Cuts (Mar 31, 2011, 02:18)
    eWeek Europe: "Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude outlined the plans today, promising to create a level playing field for open source software and impose compulsory open standards, starting with interoperability and security."