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Developer Linux News for Mar 09, 2011

  • Forthcoming AMD processors revealed (2011-03-09 23:32:47)
    LinuxDevices: "AMD plans to add two chips and "Turbo Core" acceleration technology to its successful line of E-Series APUs (accelerated processing units) in the third quarter, says the Xbitlabs website."

  • Google Expands Security in Chrome 10 (2011-03-09 21:32:47)
    eSecurity Planet: "That was fast. Google is out with its second major browser release of 2011. The Chrome 10 stable release follows the Chrome 9 release by a little over a month."

  • HTML5 in the Web browser: HTML5 forms (2011-03-09 18:32:47)
    Infoworld: "The newest specs for HTML forms give programmers more control over data input and validation, while offloading much of the work to the browsers"

  • Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release (2011-03-09 18:02:47)
    Canonical Blog: "One of the benefits of the direction that's been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition."

  • Has GNOME rejected Canonical help? (2011-03-09 16:32:47)
    Safe as Milk: "Through the fall-out from the Unity decision, and now the fall-out from the packaging of Banshee on Natty, I have repeatedly read Canonical & Ubuntu people say "We offered our help to GNOME, and they didn't want it"."

  • Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill (2011-03-09 16:02:47)
    Datamation: "The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved landmark legislation to overhaul the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a reform effort more than half a decade in the making that aims to improve the quality of patents and curb frivolous litigation."

  • Android vs. iOS: A Developer's Perspective (2011-03-09 15:02:47)
    Tech Source: "The Android platform, unlike iOS, is an open source platform and this fact has made developers take a liking to the Android platform, as compared to the iOS platform."

  • Interview with Ryan C. Gordon (2011-03-09 14:32:47)
    ABCLinuxu: "Ryan C. Gordon is one of the most significat Linux developers, at least as far as porting goes. He has worked on a host of game ports including Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament 2004, Postal 2, Braid, or Serious Sam, but has also brought Google Earth to Linux, and works on the SDL or PhysicsFS libraries."

  • Tcl/Tk: Handling String Expressions (2011-03-09 14:02:47)
    Packt: "Tcl has grown far beyond its original design with numerous expansions and additions (such as the graphical Took Kit or Tk) to become a full-featured scripted programming language capable of creating elegant, cross-platform solutions."

  • Saab IQon and Linux: when Open Source isn�t Open, and your car isn�t really yours (2011-03-09 05:02:47)
    Stop: "Car maker Saab recently announced that it will use Android, a version for mobile devices of the "Free as in Freedom" Linux operating system, for its in-car entertainment and information system, the IQon. "

  • Exercise #7: Multiple Field Separators (2011-03-09 01:32:47)
    Bashshell: "Once you start creating awk scripts you will probably want to use them on multiple files and as a result you will require multiple field separators. Field separators are how awk determines where the fields are."

  • Fedora 15 Linux hits first alpha, debuts BoxGrinder for cloud (2011-03-09 00:32:47)
    Netstat -vat: "Fedora 15, codenamed 'Lovelock' now has its first alpha milestone available. This is a BIG release for Fedora in that it's the first Fedora of the post Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 era, and oh yeah first with GNOME 3, SystemD and BoxGrinder."

  • Gameduino is a DIY, Open Source Game Platform Built on Arduino That's Ridiculously Awesome (2011-03-09 00:02:47)
    Create Digital Motion: "Gameduino is a DIY game platform built on a shield for the Arduino. It's open source hardware (BSD and, for the code, GPL). Okay, that's fairly cool. But what makes this project special is that this inexpensive board (a $50 donation buys you one) has hardware that's capable enough to be interesting, as seen in the video."