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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 do-it-yourself technology."

  • 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 others."

  • 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 be hated?"

  • 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 machine."

  • 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 screen device."

  • 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 nothing else"