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Developer Linux News for May 20, 2010

  • Qbo, Based On Linux, To Join Growing Field Of Open Source Robots (May 20, 2010, 22:32)
    OStatic: "Now, one of the more interesting new open source robots is Qbo (shown), a Linux-based robot from the folks at"

  • Google begins Chrome 6 development (May 20, 2010, 21:32)
    CNet: "A few days ago, Chrome turned 6. Version 6, that is, though only on the developer preview channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux."

  • Free Software Foundation statement on WebM and VP8 (May 20, 2010, 21:02)
    Free Software Foundation: "Two months ago, we published an open letter to Google, "Free VP8, and use it on YouTube" — today we're happy to congratulate Google for making this request a reality."

  • Intel Core 2, Core i7 Optimizations For GCC 4.6 (May 20, 2010, 17:32)
    Phoronix: "CodeSourcery, a company that works on GCC for various companies like with Texas Instruments for bringing the GNU Toolchain to new CPUs and also offers their own software development environment, has shared their intentions to provide a new set of GCC optimizations for Intel's Core 2 and Core i7 processors."

  • AusCert 2010: Brilliant engineers in Microsoft walled-garden (May 20, 2010, 16:32)
    Network World: "Linux communities are hostile and Microsoft is a walled garden "stuffed-full of brilliant engineers", according to a former Linux, now Microsoft engineer, Crispin Cowan."

  • The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8 (May 20, 2010, 14:32)
    Diary Of An x264 Developer: "Back in my original post about Internet video, I made some initial comments on the hope that VP8 would solve the problems of web video by providing a supposed patent-free video format with significantly better compression than the current options of Theora and Dirac."

  • Introducing WebM, an open web media project (May 20, 2010, 10:32)
    WEBM Project: "Though video is also now core to the web experience, there is unfortunately no open and free video format that is on par with the leading commercial choices. To that end, we are excited to introduce WebM, a broadly-backed community effort to develop a world-class media format for the open web."