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Linux News for Jun 27, 2009

  • Opinion: Death Knell Heard for Microsoft and Really all Proprietary Efforts (2009-06-27 20:18:05)
    geek.com: "Open source (and in many cases open platforms) is headed our way in force. That's the message coming out of every major manufacturing company today."

  • Ubuntu Tech Board Plays Down Mono IP Concerns (2009-06-27 16:38:11)
    iTWire: "The Ubuntu technical board appears to have decided that there is no significant cause for IP concern over Mono, the contentious clone of Microsoft's .NET development environment."

  • A Jamendo Plugin Available on Moovida (2009-06-27 12:08:04)
    Jamendo: "Moovida, the free and open source media center for Windows and Linux, has integrated Jamendo in its new interface."

  • A Beginner's Guide to Free Software Programming Languages (2009-06-27 10:36:04)
    LinuxPlanet: "Curious about programming, but having trouble getting started because you're confused about all those languages? This article will give you an overview of the most common desktop languages you'll see in free software today."

  • First Look at Jolicloud (2009-06-27 09:05:36)
    Linux Magazine: "While Jolicloud's main goal is not to awe Linux geeks, the new distribution does offers a radically different take on a system for your netbook that might appeal to the non-technical user."

  • Is Ubuntu Linux Ready for the Enterprise? (2009-06-27 07:35:04)
    eWeek: "Ubuntu is the leader in the Linux environment and it's slowly making its way into the mainstream. But is it ready to tackle the enterprise?"

  • Ten Reasons Open source Smartphones Will Win Out (2009-06-27 06:02:19)
    ZDNet UK: "The mobile industry is becoming interesting. We have finally reached a point where the smartphone is actually smart and the average user can gain serious benefits from using one. How did this come about? In a word: competition."

  • The World Wins South Korea for Firefox (2009-06-27 01:38:05)
    Open...: "I've written before about the curious case of South Korea, where the use of Internet Explorer and ActiveX is almost mandatory. I rather despaired of anything changing this situation, since there didn't seem to be any way to get around it from outside. And yet, remarkably, change is coming"

  • Virtualization Software Goes Multi-processor (2009-06-27 00:03:11)
    DesktopLinux: "The Sun-sponsored VirtualBox project has released a beta 3.0 version of its free, x86-oriented virtualization software. The Linux-compatible xVM VirtualBox 3.0 adds support for guest Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) with up to 32 virtual CPUs, as well as support for version 2.0 of the OpenGL graphics acceleration standard, among other features."