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Developer Linux News for Feb 12, 2010

  • Open Office 3.2: Faster, More Office Compatibility (Feb 12, 2010, 21:03)
    Datamation: "The concept of an office suite, with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, is one that is well understood by users, which is also why it's often difficult to improve them."

  • GNOME Shell Usability Test Plan (Feb 12, 2010, 18:33)
    Máirín Duffy: "For the past couple of weeks I've been working with Jon McCann, Jeremy Perry, and Owen Taylor on developing a usability testing plan for GNOME Shell. It's a work-in-progress, and I wanted to make a quick posting about the effort and where it's going."

  • Mobile World Congress Preview: All About Android (Feb 12, 2010, 16:33)
    Enterprise Mobile: "Though new smartphones, mobile devices and mobile applications of all kinds are sure to surface at the conference, industry watchers say Google's open source platform Android will grab the lion's share of headlines."

  • AMD's Ambitious 'Fusion' Processor on Track (Feb 12, 2010, 14:03)
    Hardware Central: "Advanced Micro Devices opened the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) with a disclosure of its first chip under the "Fusion" banner, a project that introduces a new core design along with the graphics processing it acquired with ATI Technologies in 2006."

  • Paldo 1.21 released (Feb 12, 2010, 10:33)
    Paldo: "paldo is a Upkg driven GNU/Linux distribution. It's kind of a mix of a source and a binary distribution. Even though it builds packages like a source distribution it provides binary packages."

  • DRBD and MySQL - Heartbeat Setup (Feb 12, 2010, 06:03)
    Database Journal: "Heartbeat automates all the moving parts and can work as well with the MySQL master-master active/passive solution as well as it can with the MySQL & DRBD solution."