Linux News for Jun 13, 2011
Why Does the Linux Desktop So Lack Proprietary Apps? (Jun 13, 2011, 23:04)
Datamation: "What's interesting about this
situation is that Linux on the desktop is ripe with opportunity for
proprietary vendors looking to sell their wares. So what exactly is
the problem then? What's the hold up?"
PeaZip 3.8 Released - Add Support for WIM and XZ Archives (Ubuntu Installation) (Jun 13, 2011, 22:01)
TuxArena: "PeaZip is an open-source file
archiver with GTK and Qt interfaces, with support for all the major
archives out there, including gzip, 7z, bzip2, zip, and arc."
Ubuntu to offer infotainment in your vehicle (Jun 13, 2011, 21:11)
Unixmen: "The Ubuntu IVI Remix will be
developed to provide In-Vehicle Infotainment manufacturers, the
capability to develop client-specific products that are
interactive, multimedia-based and easy to connect to network."
11 of the Best Free Linux Chemistry Tools (Jun 13, 2011, 20:02)
Linux Links: "This article focuses in selecting
the best open source software for chemistry. Hopefully there will
be something for interest here for all budding chemists."
Video: Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman on 20 years of Linux @ LinuxCon Japan 2011 (Jun 13, 2011, 19:03)
Editors' Note: This is a really insightful
conversation between Greg Kroah-Hartman and Linus Torvalds on the
first 20 years of Linux and what the future holds
Eclipse Foundation Survey: Android, the Cloud and Mobile Rule the Roost (Jun 13, 2011, 18:03)
OStatic: "In this year's survey, as has been
seen in similar surveys recently, mobile applications and cloud
computing are clearly on users' and developers' minds. "
Canonical builds a 42-core ARM cluster server box for Ubuntu (Jun 13, 2011, 17:02)
Geek.com: "Just like Microsoft with Windows 8,
Canonical is pushing forward with ensuring ARM-compatibility for
future versions of Ubuntu."
17 things we'd change about names in Linux
(Jun 13, 2011, 16:04)
TechRadar: "Open source names are dominated by
acronyms and in-jokes"
Linux: Not for (Married) Lovers? (Jun 13, 2011, 15:01)
LinuxInsider: "You just never know on any given
day what's waiting for you in the Linux blogosphere."
Do we still need the FSF, GNU and GPL? (Jun 13, 2011, 14:01)
Glyn Moody: "...on the one hand we have the
fact that the GNU in GNU/Linux represents quite a small total of
the code in a leading distro "
NetRexx is now open source (Jun 13, 2011, 13:11)
The H Open: "NetRexx, a variant of the Rexx
script language, developed by IBM, has been made open source
software under the aegis of the Rexx Language Association
Joomla Quietly Crosses 23 Million Downloads, Now Powering Over 2,600 Government Sites (Jun 13, 2011, 12:03)
The Washington Post: "According to BuiltWith,
of the top million websites using content management systems (or
CMSes), three systems own more than 75 percent of the total market
share: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal."
The politics of Java (Jun 13, 2011, 11:01)
IT World: "If Executive Committee members of
the Java Community Process don't like how Oracle is handling Java
and the JCP, then why don't they just vote no when big Java issues
The Decline and Fall of OpenOffice.org (Jun 13, 2011, 10:13)
Off the Beat: Bruce Byfield's Blog: "The tone
on the mailing lists and public statements suggest to me that
Apache members are generally non-plussed about the donation, as
though it is something they are dutifully accepting rather than
anything they're excited about."
Jahia 6.5 Enterprise CMS Arrives (Jun 13, 2011, 08:03)
Dr.Dobb's: "Web, social, search, mobile, and
CMS in a single composite platform."
Jenkins Continuous Integration Server: An Essential Software Development Tool (Jun 13, 2011, 06:01)
Wazi: "Continuous integration helps development
teams face these challenges. The name of the method describes the
process it facilitates: code, integrate, compile, and run all
possible tests in small steps, but from day one and as frequently
as possible, in order to detect and eliminate all bugs as soon as
Monit - your best employee (Jun 13, 2011, 04:07)
Linuxaria: "Monit is a free open source utility
for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and
filesystems on a UNIX system."
Linux Mint 11 review (Jun 13, 2011, 01:03)
LinuxBSDos.com: "The Linux Mint project makes
different installation images for the major desktop environments,
and this article presents a detailed review of the GNOME version,
the main version."