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Developer Linux News for Sep 27, 2010

  • Happy 27th Birthday GNU Project! (Sep 27, 2010, 21:34)
    LXer: "A hearty Happy 27th Birthday to the GNU Project!"

  • 60 Great Open Source Developer Tools (Sep 27, 2010, 21:04)
    Datamation: "If you're looking for good open source developer tools, you literally have thousands to choose from. For this list, we focused on 60 of the best and most well known. Rather than trying to rank them, we've arranged them into categories and listed them in alphabetical order. "

  • Mozilla CTO: Why Firefox wins over Chrome (Sep 27, 2010, 20:04)
    InternetNews: "There are some people that believe that Google's Chrome is winning the browser war for the fastest and possibly best browser -- Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich is not one of them."

  • The Genius of the Tinkerer (Sep 27, 2010, 18:34)
    Wall Street Journal: "In the year following the 2004 tsunami, the Indonesian city of Meulaboh received eight neonatal incubators from international relief organizations. Several years later, when an MIT fellow named Timothy Prestero visited the local hospital, all eight were out of order, the victim of power surges and tropical humidity, along with the hospital staff's inability to read the English repair manual."

  • Internationalizing Those Bash Scripts (Sep 27, 2010, 16:34)
    Linux Journal: "Thinking through that assignment and the greater application, I can say with complete certainty that none of its stakeholders were contemplating [human] language independence - that is, how to render prompts, error messages, progress diagnostics, etc. in a language other than US-English."

  • New development release name has been chosen, Cauldron! (Mageia) (Sep 27, 2010, 16:04)
    Mageia Blog: "Since we're starting with a new base, a brand new name for the development release in Mageia needed to be found."

  • Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges (Sep 27, 2010, 13:34)
    Phoronix: "Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse."

  • The Defenders of Free Software (Sep 27, 2010, 12:04)
    New York Times: "He works as a technology consultant, but spends several hours a week on his avocation: pestering some of the world's most powerful consumer electronics and technology companies."