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Developer Linux News for Mar 17, 2010

  • Prototype $200 Tablet Runs Android, Chromium OS, Linux (Mar 17, 2010, 20:32)
    IT World: "Many have tried to build and sell a $200 tablet; none have succeeded. Freescale's tablet prototype could change that."

  • Cool: Linux heats your meal, washes your clothes, makes for household fun (Mar 17, 2010, 20:02)
    Handle With Linux: "Look at this: a microwave running Linux (yes we can!) and a washing machine also."

  • Internet Explorer 9 vs Firefox 3.7 : Open beats Closed (Mar 17, 2010, 19:02)
    Netstat -vat: "Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is now out for developers to try out and test -- well kinda/sorta. You see the IE9 Test Drive Platform Preview isn't really a browser is it?"

  • QA, a �popular� task? Really? (Mar 17, 2010, 17:32)
    Flameeyes's Weblog: "In the recent past, after my rant about lack of QA from some developers but not sure if entirely related, I've been accused by some people of being more interested in creating "followers" than in the wellness of Gentoo. This really did make me unhappy; not only it's definitely not the case, but as an atheist, being compared to a cultist is something that hits my very nerves."

  • Microsoft Announces Hardware-Accelerated HTML5, Pushes Boundaries on Web and Cloud Development (Mar 17, 2010, 17:02)
    Microsoft News Center press release: "Industry standards and innovation took center stage at MIX10, as Microsoft Corp. made a series of announcements that underscore the company’s commitment to interoperability and performance on the Web."

  • What Is the Top Mobile Platform for Open Source Developers? (Mar 17, 2010, 09:04) "...the trend is only increasing, though new research has found that over the course of the last year, there has been a shift in which mobile platform has the most open source development activity."

  • Hackable Linux clamshell goes on sale for $99 (Mar 17, 2010, 07:04)
    LinuxDevices: "A startup that includes former members of Openmoko has begun shipping a hackable Linux-based "copyleft" clamshell for $99."

  • Second Krita Sprint Ends With Tea (Mar 17, 2010, 00:04) "The first Krita hackers started arriving on Thursday 25th, with the rest filtering in during the Friday. Thanks to KDE e.V. sponsorship, six Krita developers (every single one from a different country) were able to come as well as interaction designer -- Peter Sikking, of Gimp fame. The seventh Krita hacker was already in place!"