Linux News for Apr 25, 2011
Why Is Ubuntu's Unity Squeezing out GNOME 3? (Apr 25, 2011, 22:34)
Datamation: "Not too long ago, I wrote about
Ubuntu's embrace of the Unity desktop and what that would mean for
Ubuntu users who might prefer a traditional GNOME shell. While
users can certainly select the older GNOME shell, the move to the
Unity desktop has clearly not been greeted with unanimous
Walgreens Improves Server Uptime and Saves Millions in IT Costs with SUSE Linux (Apr 25, 2011, 21:08)
Novell: "Nation's largest drugstore chain
migrates from UNIX to Linux to increase reliability, reduce cost
and accelerate new store setup."
Addictive Game 'Family Farm' for Linux Coming Soon to Ubuntu Software Center (Apr 25, 2011, 20:02)
Ubuntu Vibes: "Addictive simulation and farming
game Family Farm is now available for Linux. The game which focuses
on building and maintaining your own farm has RPG elements to it as
you can control your character with many RPG attributes like skills
etc. Linux version is not available for purchase as of now but it
will be released in Ubuntu Software Center soon where users can
easily pay for the game and install it in one click."
Tesseract-ocr: convert scanned images into editable documents on Linux (Apr 25, 2011, 19:07)
Linuxaria: "The argument I'm talking about is
the OCR technology (Optical Character Recognition), that is a
technology that can recognize text characters from an image of
paper documents previously digitized through the scanner and then
transform this into an editable text."
Panda3D Game Development: Scene Effects and Shaders (Apr 25, 2011, 18:12)
PACKT Publishing: "Lights, shadows, and
particles are some of this article's topics. Apply shader effects
to models. Take control of the advanced shader generator system of
Panda3D and learn how to implement your own custom shader
31 great Tutorials for Inkscape! (Apr 25, 2011, 17:09)
Unixmen: "In this section of tutorial I have
compile basic tutorials for inkscape. All these tutorials are
thoroughly elaborated and will help beginners start their journey
Open Invention Network Grows, Can it Stop Patent Feuds? (Apr 25, 2011, 16:05)
InternetNews: "OIN gained 70 members in the
last quarter in a bid to help mitigate open source patent risk, but
it's not a silver bullet, or is it?"
LibreOffice development on track after Oracle move (Apr 25, 2011, 15:07)
ITWorld: Development of the open-source office
suite is on track after Oracle's move to dump a commercial version
Ubuntu's Unity in 11.04 - Not All That Bad (Apr 25, 2011, 14:04)
All Things Linux: An opinion piece and review
of the Unity desktop as it is shaping up for Natty.
How to dual-boot Linux Mint Debian Edition and Windows 7 (Apr 25, 2011, 13:06)
LinuxBSDos: Step-by-step directions on how to dual-boot Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) with Windows 7 on a computer with a single hard drive
Running Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) unity 3D on virtualbox 4.x (Apr 25, 2011, 12:01)
UbuntuGeek: Forget about bare metal, you want
to run Natty virtualized don't you?
10 Easter Eggs in Linux (Apr 25, 2011, 11:03)
Linuxaria: No, the Easter Eggs in Linux aren't
Open source gaming - or things I do when I should be working (Apr 25, 2011, 10:08)
The H: "For some users computer games are
little more than "the things I do when I should be working..."
Upgrade openSuse 11.4 To Gnome 3 (Apr 25, 2011, 08:09)
Muktware: "openSuse fans, including me, were a
bit disappointed to see that the latest version (11.4) of openSuse
did not come with Gnome 3."
Where is There an End to Him? (Apr 25, 2011, 06:09)
ConsortiumInfo.org: "In the past, Linux today
linked to many blog entries by Andy Updegrove relating to ODF and
OOXML. This blog entry is a "bring down" about one of the major
figures in that saga, and the current move by the UK to mandate
open source and open standards-friendly standards."
New Nvidia Linux Driver Supports Ubuntu 11.04 (Apr 25, 2011, 03:07)
Softpedia: "Nvidia launched version 270.41.06
of its graphics driver, which brought initial support for Xorg
Server 1.10 and support for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty
Narwhal) operating system."