Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 25, 2011
First LibreOffice Release arrives (2011-01-25 23:03:48)
ZDNet: "No sooner than Ubuntu lets the world
know that LibreOffice is its office suite of choice, than the next
day the first full, shipping version of the program, LibreOffice
3.3, is released."
MAKE Magazine Leads the "Arduino Revolution" in New Issue (2011-01-25 22:03:48)
O'Reilly: "Give your gadget a brain! MAKE
Magazine Volume 25 ("Arduino Revolution"), hitting newsstands Jan.
26, shows readers how to get started using such popular
microcontrollers as Arduino, now changing the face of
50 Open Source Applications for Sci-Tech Education (2011-01-25 21:33:48)
Datamation: "The open source community is also
doing its part to improve STEM education. They've created dozens of
quality open source apps that aid both teachers and researchers,
raising the bar for STEM education"
Quick Look: Dreamlinux 3.5 GNOME (2011-01-25 20:33:48)
Eye on Linux: " Dreamlinux is based on Debian
and it comes with Xfce or GNOME as the default desktop. I picked
the GNOME version for this quick look."
Texas Linux Fest Seeks Koha Guru (2011-01-25 20:03:48)
Blog of Helios: "The first Texas Linux Fest
was, by most measures, a success."
Phoenix RC Simulator in Oracle Virtual Box 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.10 (2011-01-25 18:33:48)
Model Airplanes & R/C Flight: "It is now
possible to run Phoenix from Linux host by using Virtual Box 4.0.
During the last year, I've tried several times to run this sim in
an Xp virtual box on my Ubuntu system"
Eight Completely Free Linux Distros (And One More) (2011-01-25 18:03:48)
Datamation: "All Linux distributions are
supposed to be free, but some distributions are freer than
Italy sues Microsoft for box-bundling bungling (2011-01-25 17:03:48)
Channel Register: "The Italian consumer
watchdog is suing Microsoft over the "Windows Tax" – the near
impossibility of an ordinary user getting a refund if they decide
to delete Microsoft's software from a new computer or laptop."
The Patent System -- USPTO in Particular -- Comes Under More Fire (2011-01-25 16:33:48)
Tech Rights: "HOW MUCH does the USPTO want to
LCA 2011: Lessons from 13 years of web publishing (2011-01-25 16:03:48)
IT Wire: "Linux Weekly News is, probably, the
best known website for geeks from the Linux community when they
look for their quota of news about the community."
Don't Take Digital Innovation for Granted (2011-01-25 15:03:48)
The Tyee: "In my Jan. 2009 column I encouraged
readers to make opening the media in Canada their 2010 resolution.
I asserted that 2010 would be a pivotal year for communities
working to open communication in Canada and beyond."
Chinese Environmental Groups Say Apple Ignores Health, Pollution Issues (2011-01-25 12:03:48)
e360 digest: "Thirty-six Chinese environmental
groups have accused Apple of repeatedly failing to address concerns
about pollution and the health of workers in factories that make
components for the company's computers and digital devices."
Webopedia Term of the Day: auto correct fail (2011-01-25 10:33:48)
Webopedia: "Auto correct fail is a slang phrase
used to describe the inaccuracies of the spell checker and
subsequent AutoCorrect feature on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
(iOS devices) and on Android phones and other smartphones."
Pardus 2011, Independent Distro Releases Latest and Greatest (2011-01-25 09:03:48)
OStatic: "Pardus Linux, the independent Linux
distribution hailing from Turkey has seen its next major update
with version 2011."
Red Hat builds gutsy, green virtualization machine (2011-01-25 07:33:48)
Network World: "Three years in the making, Red
Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 is a gutsy, green upgrade that
features native support for KVM, the Linux kernel-based virtual
Turn Your Linux Desktop,Tablet or Touch Device into Digital Sketchpad (2011-01-25 04:33:48)
Ubuntu Vibes: "Ardesia is a free open source
application that turns your Linux device into a digital sketchpad.
You can make hand drawn annotations, figures, a quick sketch, do
some artwork or just use it for fun. Drawings can be made using
many pointing devices like a mouse or a pen/finger on your touch
Multiculturalism a major plus for Red Hat (2011-01-25 00:03:48)
Red Hat: "Multiculturalism may be something
that is frowned upon in some parts of Australia but for Red Hat,
the premier open source company, it has proved to be a blessing and