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Developer Linux News for Nov 07, 2011

  • GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support (Nov 07, 2011, 22:00)
    Phoronix: GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requires OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers. It's possible to run this GNOME3 desktop with a software back-end via Gallium3D's LLVMpipe.

  • Eclipse Xtends Java (Nov 07, 2011, 21:00)
    The Register: A plugin layer to simplify development

  • Two decades of productivity: Vim's 20th anniversary (Nov 07, 2011, 19:00)
    Ars: Although it was originally designed as a vi clone for the Amiga, it was soon ported to other platforms and eventually grew to become the most popular vi-compatible text editor.

  • Tough tests flunk good programmer job candidates (Nov 07, 2011, 11:02)
    JavaWorld: "The company best known for this is Google. Past applicants tell tales of a head-spinning battery of coding problems, riddles, and brain teasers, many of which seem only tangential to the task of software development."