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Developer Linux News for Sep 17, 2010

  • Luc Calls For A Dead Linux Desktop If Keith Gets His Way (Sep 17, 2010, 22:02)
    Phoronix: "Luc is very much in starch opposition to moving X.Org drivers back into the X Server to the point that he believes if the drivers are pulled back into the server that the Linux desktop will die."

  • The linux desktop is dead! (Sep 17, 2010, 16:32)
    Luc Verhaegen: "Or so it will be, soon, if these guys get their way."

  • Mono 2.8 public preview released (Sep 17, 2010, 09:02)
    OMG Ubuntu: "Andrew Jorgensen has announced that the 2.8 preview of Mono is available. This is the first early version of what will become Mono 3.0, the next long term supported version of Mono (2.4.x and later 2.6.7 were the last versions of Mono to be supported in this fashion)."

  • A Quick Look at OpenIndiana (Sep 17, 2010, 05:02)
    Linux Magazine: "OpenSolaris is dead, but OpenIndiana lives on. Just a few weeks after Oracle made it clear that OpenSolaris was dead as a doornail, the Illumos and OpenIndiana folks have a distribution ready for the OpenSolaris community that's been left in a lurch by Oracle."

  • A YesSQL Cloud Alternative (Sep 17, 2010, 01:32)
    Database Journal: "A lot has been written about the "NoSQL" alternative as an alternative to SQL and other large database systems for a lighter, faster, cheaper alternative for the cloud. Most of these light weight database processors ignore data processing principles and lack the ability to turn data into information. This SQL trade-off may not be necessary."

  • Canonical gets physical with Ubuntu Linux (Sep 17, 2010, 00:02)
    Netstat -vat: "All of us are used to controlling our desktops with a mouse - but what if you could control your desktop with your body?"