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Developer Linux News for Feb 01, 2007

  • ZDNet: Is Windows Vista the Open Source Frontier? (Feb 01, 2007, 20:00)
    "Todd Osagawara of O'Reilly's Port 25 offers an intriguing possibility this morning. Is Windows Vista the frontier for open source...?"

  • LXer: The Open Source Hook: Porting KDE to Mac and Windows (Feb 01, 2007, 17:30)
    "With KDE porting their applications to Mac and Windows the potential number of people using free software is unlimited. Imagine millions of people using Open Source Software for the first time... and getting hooked on it..."

  • LKML: Linux 2.6.20-rc7 (Feb 01, 2007, 13:30)
    "Yes, I know I said I would only do -rc6 and then the final 2.6.20, but the thing is, the known regressions list didn't get whittled down as quickly as I hoped, and as a result we now have a -rc7..."

  • Skip the CRUD: Building a Simple Database Backed Web Application Using Ruby on Rails (Feb 01, 2007, 05:30)
    "Ruby is the programming language on the tip of everyone's tongue these days. The power and ease of software development with Ruby has helped make an upstart web framework called Ruby on Rails the hottest web framework around..."

  • The Inquirer: Getting to the Root of Open Source (Feb 01, 2007, 04:00)
    "Part of the early received wisdom about open-source was that it couldn't last: why would people donate their time and expertise to creating something for no return...?"

  • Free Software Magazine: Why Johnny Can Code (Feb 01, 2007, 01:00)
    "I recently re-read David Brin's essay, 'Why Johnny Can't Code.' He posits an interesting idea, one I've had for a while--we are raising a generation of techno-illiterates..."