Linux News for Jun 27, 2009
Opinion: Death Knell Heard for Microsoft and Really all Proprietary Efforts
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
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
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?
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:
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."