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Linux News for Dec 30, 2010

  • Editor's Note: Where the HECK Did 2010 Go! (Dec 30, 2010, 23:03)
    A new year, new beginnings, new opportunities!

  • �Single window� GIMP release delayed � but why? (Dec 30, 2010, 22:17)
    OMG Ubuntu: "I was only recently made aware that GIMP 2.8, a.k.a. 'the one with single window mode', had strayed off course from its intended release date of December 26th this year."

  • The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview (Dec 30, 2010, 21:32)
    MakeTechEasier: "Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages."

  • Looking back, looking ahead (Dec 30, 2010, 20:47)
    Larry the Free Software Guy: "Now that I have finally disengaged myself from the what is commercially and socially — and for some, spiritually (and God bless you, every one) — known as "the holiday season," I have been giving a lot of thought to how good a year 2010 was, the Sun purchase by Oracle and the Novell deal notwithstanding, and what 2011 has to offer."

  • Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time (Dec 30, 2010, 20:04)
    Tech Source: "I hope you have enjoyed our collection of funny computer quotes, Linux quotes, and all those quotes that we have shared with you so far. For today, I've decided to gather a good number of my all-time favorite programming-related quotes."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 5) - Drivers (Dec 30, 2010, 19:34)
    The H Open: "Support for fast USB 3.0 storage devices with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), an audio loopback driver plus extensions to support Apple's Magic Trackpad are only some of the advances"

  • Oracle wins the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize (Dec 30, 2010, 19:04)
    TechRepublic: "The year 2010 has seen a number of enemies of open source software making waves. After thinking about it long and hard — about five minutes or so — I have determined the proper winner of the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize, though some other contenders deserve a Dishonorable Mention"

  • Net Neutrality 2011: What Storms May Come (Dec 30, 2010, 18:34)
    InternetNews: "When the Federal Communications Commission passed its first binding network neutrality rules earlier this month, it brought a sort of closure to a long-running, raucous debate that had left nearly all participants exasperated, if not exhausted."

  • Skype Expresses $1 Worth of Sorrow (Dec 30, 2010, 18:04)
    ZDNet: "Skype is sorry that their house of cards collapsed. Sorry, to the tune of $1."

  • Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE (Dec 30, 2010, 17:34)
    MakeTechEasier: "To many, it may seems like a normal text-editor with no special functions (just like notepad in Windows), but for those regular users, they will swear by it and marvel at how powerful and versatile it can be. With its plugins system, it can easily transform itself from a basic text-editor to complicated and powerful programming IDE."

  • Hedgewars - Awesome Open-Source Worms-Like Game for Linux (Dec 30, 2010, 17:04)
    Tuxarena: "A few days ago I reviewd WarMUX, a free and open-source Worms-like game for Linux. Today I'll take a look to Hedgewars, another free Worms clone with funny characters, good playability and support for online multiplayer."

  • Finally a Download Accelerator for Linux that Works with Chrome/Chromium (Dec 30, 2010, 16:34)
    Ubuntu Vibes: "There are not many download accelerators for Linux that integrate well with web browsers and have support for downloading links right from the browser."

  • OSI asks German Federal Cartel Office to investigate CPTN transaction (Dec 30, 2010, 16:04)
    Michael Tiemann's blog: "Earlier this month it was revealed that a consortium of companies led by Microsoft have offered over $400M to strip out all of Novell's patent assets from the Attachmate transaction and place them into a new entity called CPTN."

  • Browsers 2010: The Year in Review (Dec 30, 2010, 15:34)
    Internetnews: "The past year was one of the busiest in recent memory for browser developers, with multiple releases and innovations from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera."

  • Pidgin 2.7.9 updates for security and smileys ?! (Dec 30, 2010, 15:04)
    Netstat -vat: "The open source pidgin instant messenger client, is out with a new update fixing at least one security issue as well as an interesting emoticon/smiley issue."

  • We're Hiring: Full-Time Developer Opening in Corvallis, Oregon (Dec 30, 2010, 14:34)
    Open Source Lab: "Want to write code and support the missions of some of the world's most important open source projects?"

  • Android Market said to surpass 200K (Dec 30, 2010, 14:04)
    LinuxDevices: "Android Market is now offering 200,000 applications, only a few months after surpassing 100,000, according to estimates published by AndroLib."

  • Kick off for GNOME:Ayatana Project... (Dec 30, 2010, 13:34)
    Lizards.OpenSUSE: "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."

  • TENQ P07: a 10-inch tablet that runs Ubuntu (Dec 30, 2010, 13:04) "If you are in the market for a tablet device at the moment, the two choices you have are an Apple iOS iPad or one of the growing number of Android tablets. But next year the choice of OS could double."

  • 6 Linux Burning Applications - Overview & Screenshots (Dec 30, 2010, 11:04)
    TuxArena: "K3b is a powerful, feature-complete burning application for KDE 4 which comes with support for burning CDs, DVDs, ISO images, Blu-ray discs, audio CDs, creating ISO images."

  • Genealogy Program: Gramps 3.2.5 released (Dec 30, 2010, 09:04)
    Gramps: "The Gramps Developers are happy to announce a new bug fix release: Version 3.2.5 — the "I intend to live forever" bug fix release."

  • Putin orders Russian gov't to move to open source (Dec 30, 2010, 05:04)
    IT World: "Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin [cq] has ordered government agencies there to open-source software by 2015, according to translated documents."

  • PCLinuxOS 64-Bit Suffers Delays, but Still Coming (Dec 30, 2010, 03:04)
    OStatic: "A long anticipated 64-bit version of PCLOS was reported to be in development this past November. And as 2010 draws to a close, some wonder what its current status is."

  • Linux for the rest of us? (Dec 30, 2010, 01:04)
    Fan: "Back in the late 1990s, people were touting Linux as the "next big thing." Think back to 1998 when an internal memo released by Microsoft about the "Linux threat" was leaked to the public."

  • Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time (Dec 13, 2010, 19:05)
    TechSource: "I hope you have enjoyed our collection of funny computer quotes, Linux quotes, and all those quotes that we have shared with you so far. For today, I've decided to gather a good number of my all-time favorite programming-related quotes."