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Developer Linux News for Apr 21, 2009

  • Intel wants laptops to boot in two seconds (Apr 21, 2009, 22:02)
    apc Magazine: "Intel's Moblin 2.0 platform could be well-named, with the chipmaker hoping its open source Linux OS will deliver a two second boot time."

  • The new kits on the block - Linux webkit based browsers review. (Apr 21, 2009, 20:32)
    Padoca Virtual: "Since the original fork from KHTML, a lot of water as passed under the bridge of webkit development, to the point that as of today, webkit based browsers thrive all over linux land."

  • Math & Number Handling in PHP - The ABCs of PHP Part 6 (Apr 21, 2009, 18:02)
    PHPBuilder: " this episode we're going to continue with our exploration of PHP variables and delve deeper into math and number handling in PHP. Using numbers is not much different to using text and strings, you allocate variables and fill them in, using exactly the same techniques as you do using strings & text."

  • Aussies, Kiwis enter Google Summer of Code (Apr 21, 2009, 16:02)
    Computerworld: "More than 1000 students were accepted into the fifth year of the program from 70 countries and will work on about 150 open source projects with mentor organisations."

  • Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed (Apr 21, 2009, 15:32)
    Blorge: "Lenovo's Worldwide Competitive Analyst, Matt Kohut, has predicted that Linux will only ever be a niche player as an operating system for netbooks." (Story updated; see author's comment at the end-- ed.)

  • Aaron Seigo Talks About KDE's Past and Future (Apr 21, 2009, 15:02)
    Datamation: "He is also an articulate blogger and public speaker who combines thoughtfulness with brash outspokenness. This last weekend, I finally met him face to face at COSSFest in Calgary. Now nearing the end of his time as president, he talked about KDE's recent past and near future, and his role in both."

  • Big things come in little packages: An overview of the Maemo project (Apr 21, 2009, 13:32)
    Raiden's Realm: "For anyone who's a Linux mobile device user, especially someone who owns and uses the Nokia n770, n800, or n810, they're likely familiar with the Maemo project. It's a Linux and Open Source community development project spawned in 2005 to create software for Nokia's original internet tablet, the n770."

  • Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - Network: New Wi-Fi drivers and other network novelties (Apr 21, 2009, 13:02)
    The H Open: "The next major Linux version will include new Wi-Fi drivers for chips from Atheros, Intel, Intersil/Prism and Marvell and new drivers for Intel LAN chips."

  • Stallman Explains Why Software Patents are Wrong (Apr 21, 2009, 00:02)
    Boycott Novell: "software patents attack software developers...and restrict every computer user." (Videos from demonstrations last week at the European Patent Office.)