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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 25, 2010

  • Spotlight on Linux: Parsix 3.6 (RC) (Aug 25, 2010, 21:37)
    Linux Journal: "Parsix GNU/Linux is a great little distro hailing from the exotic lands of Persia. It features a lovely customized GNOME desktop and lots of handy applications. It reminds folks of Ubuntu in many ways and is often described as a nice alternative to Ubuntu."

  • Alpine Linux 2 review (Aug 25, 2010, 19:37)
    LinuxBSDos: "Alpine Linux is a distribution designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. The latest stable version, Alpine Linux 2.0, was released last week (August 17, 2010). This review is the first for this distribution on this site, and also marks its first listing in the Firewall & Router category."

  • Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year (Aug 25, 2010, 18:37)
    InfoWorld: "InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source platforms, middleware, applications, and application development tools"

  • Critics' Choice: Smartphone Review Roundup of Droid 2 (Aug 25, 2010, 18:07)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Stop the presses: There's a new Android smartphone out! This is big news, because there hasn't been a new Android phone to debut since, oh, last Thursday."

  • Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux (Aug 25, 2010, 16:07)
    Phoronix: "In this article we are looking at the OpenGL performance of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4, and 10.6.4 with this graphics update installed."

  • Linux distro focuses on audio recording (Aug 25, 2010, 15:37)
    LinuxDevices: "Trinity Audio Group announced an upgrade to its Linux-based "audio operating system," with an improved user interface, the real-time kernel 2.6.31, and a player that lets users change the speed of a song without altering pitch"

  • Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha: Slouching Toward Ubuntu GNOME (Aug 25, 2010, 15:07)
    Datamation: "Ubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, is still two months from its final release. However, if the first alpha and the forecasts about it are an accurate indication, the release is already taking on a character all its own."

  • Fedora 14 Alpha Has Linux Kernel 2.6.35 and KDE SC 4.5 (Aug 25, 2010, 14:37)
    Softpedia: "Dennis Gilmore proudly announced last evening the release of Fedora 14 Alpha. Dubbed Laughlin, this first pre-release version comes with bleeding-edge components, such as Linux kernel 2.6.35 and KDE Software Compilation 4.5."

  • AMD unveils new x86 microarchitectures (Aug 25, 2010, 14:07)
    LinuxDevices: "Advanced Micro Devices is unveiling the technical details of two new microprocessors, "Bobcat" and "Bulldozer," during the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University."

  • The ZenMini of netbook Linuxes (Aug 25, 2010, 13:07)
    Open Attitude: "OpenSUSE isn't the only new distro at the Oa compound; I've also replaced Easy Peasy on my netbook with PCLinuxOS, running the GNOME ZenMini Desktop."

  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 6 � Slitaz Cooking (Aug 25, 2010, 12:37)
    Tech: "Today we hit up our lightest of lightweight distros. It fits in 20MB less than Damn Small Linux, when installed uses 65MB of RAM, and boots in less than ten seconds"

  • Top 20 Apps for GNOME Fans (Aug 25, 2010, 09:07)
    Datamation: "With so much focus on how one desktop environment compares with another, it's easy to lose focus on what really matters here – the applications we use each and every day."

  • Big Win for Copyright Collectives (Aug 25, 2010, 06:07)
    The Tyee: "...the other major issue in the bill is the extension of fair dealing -- Canada's version of fair use -- to cover education, parody, and satire."

  • Dell's First Smartphone Aero with Android 1.5 Doomed? (Aug 25, 2010, 04:37)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "A close look at the spec sheet for Dell's first smartphone to hit the market, the Android-powered Aero, does include some impressive features for an entry-level handset priced at $99 with an AT&T contract, but it's missing one thing: the version of the mobile Linux OS it is running."

  • Microsoft LOVES open source!? (Aug 25, 2010, 03:07)
    Cyber Cynic: "Microsoft claiming that it loves open source?! What next? Cats and dogs living together?! "

  • 5 Short Yet Beautiful Ubuntu Ads For Your Inspiration (Aug 25, 2010, 01:37)
    Tech Drive-in: "Now, what Ubuntu needs is a lot of promotional activism from the community. Here is a few Ubuntu adverts from YouTube that I hope will inspire designers among you to get up and start working."

  • Jury Invalidates One of EFF's 'Most Wanted' Patents (Aug 25, 2010, 00:07)
    EFF: "This patent was on EFF's "Most Wanted" list, targeted because it claimed nothing more than a system using natural language processing to respond to customers' online inquires by email."