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Developer Linux News for Oct 25, 2010

  • Ubuntu moves away from GNOME (2010-10-25 22:32:00)
    Network World: "The big news at the Ubuntu Developer Summit? Moving to Unity as the default interface for Ubuntu Desktop with Natty Narwhal (11.04), rather than GNOME Shell."

  • Leaving the OpenOffice.org project (2010-10-25 20:02:00)
    Moved by Freedom – Powered by Standards: "Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from all my duties, roles and positions inside the OpenOffice.org project."

  • Ubuntu changes its desktop from GNOME to Unity (2010-10-25 16:32:00)
    Computerworld: "Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and the company behind it, Canonical, surprised the hundreds of Ubuntu programmers at the Ubuntu Developers Summit when he announced that in the next release of the popular Linux operating system, Ubuntu 11.04, Unity would become the default desktop interface."

  • Foundations: The Ministry of Silly Objects (2010-10-25 15:32:00)
    Python Tutorials for Kids: "This post is about "objects". Not everyday sort of objects that you can touch. Programming objects. In fact, not any old programming objects, but Python objects."

  • Mozilla pays 12-year-old $3,000 for finding critical Firefox bug (2010-10-25 14:02:00)
    Geek.com: "In the world of open source software bug hunting age is clearly not a factor. Alex Miller, a 12-year-old tech wiz from San Jose is proof of that after just receiving $3,000 from Mozilla."

  • Wiimote on GNU/Linux (2010-10-25 11:03:00)
    Linuxaria: "The Wiimote is a revolutionary game controllers created by Nintendo for its Wii console and changed the concept of making the game player at the center of the physical interactions of the video game."