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Developer Linux News for Jan 27, 2011

  • LCA 2011: How to catch FOSS infringers out (Jan 27, 2011, 23:03)
    IT Wire: "The phenomenal growth in the use of Linux in the embedded market means that many people use and sell the kernel without knowing they are doing so. Others are aware, but choose to stay quiet, knowing that they are, in one way or another, not keeping to the terms of the licence under which Linux is published."

  • Review: The Linux Programming Interface (Jan 27, 2011, 19:33) "Michael Kerrisk's (relatively) new book, The Linux Programming Interface (TLPI), is targeted at Linux system programmers, but it is not just those folks who will find it useful. While it is a hefty tome ("thick enough to stun an ox" as Laurie Anderson might say), it is eminently readable"

  • Popular Free *BSDs in Full Development (Jan 27, 2011, 17:03)
    Linux Journal: "Three well-known BSD clones are in their latest developmental cycles and have recently released test versions. FreeBSD is closing in on version 7.4 with a RC2, GhostBSD just released their 2.0 Beta 2, and PC-BSD 8.2 has seen its second release candidate as well."

  • Google has forked Android (Jan 27, 2011, 16:33)
    ZDNet: "The last thing I wanted to see was Android to split into two "official" versions. Well, guess what, for all intents and purposes that's what's happened. Ack!"

  • KDE Puts You In Control with New Workspaces, Applications and Platform (Jan 27, 2011, 15:33) "KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE's three product lines."

  • Google Cloud Print comes to Android, iPhone (Jan 27, 2011, 14:03)
    LinuxDevices: "Developed initially for Google's Linux-based Chrome OS as way to print remotely or locally without using drivers, the current mobile version requires the printer to be connected to -- a Windows PC."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.38 (Part 1) � Graphics (Jan 27, 2011, 13:03)
    The H Open: "Kernel version 2.6.38 supports AMD's new Fusion CPUs and offers 2D and 3D acceleration with many current GeForce and Radeon graphics cards."

  • Is Nokia planning to enter the tablet market with MeeGo? (Jan 27, 2011, 12:03)
    IT World: "Over the past few months, there have a lot of potential iPad competitors entering (or preparing to enter) the market. The most common are Android-based tablets running either the current/recent Android releases or models that will ship with Google's tablet-optimized Honeycomb release"