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Developer Linux News for Mar 05, 2009

  • The Newest Threat to the Penguin: the Hamster (Mar 05, 2009, 23:33)
    Robotics engineering has taken a giant leap forward with this bionic-powered prototype wireless vacuum cleaner invented by iRobot, threatening the growing trend toward embedded Linux in robotics.

  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne shell, or sh (Mar 05, 2009, 20:33)
    Computerworld: "On this occasion we speak to Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell, or sh. In the early 1970s Bourne was at the Computer Laboratory in Cambridge, England working on a compiler for ALGOL68 as part of his PhD work in dynamical astronomy. This work paved the way for him to travel to IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in New York in 1973, in part to undertake research into compilers."

  • Qt Gets the Nokia Treatment (Get Ready for Wicked Fast KDE!) (Mar 05, 2009, 00:03)
    InternetNews: "In its first update as a Nokia company, the open source GUI framework gets faster and adds better cross-platform support."