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Linux News for Mar 23, 2011

  • DIY wind turbine project goes open source
 (Mar 23, 2011, 23:08)
    TG Daily: "To encourage others to get involved in the development process, Applied Sciences decided to make the design of The Zoetrope 'open source' so that anyone interested and industrious enough can help to refine the design and/or customize it for use in different geographical areas with differing wind conditions."

  • Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 Will Support Multiarch (Mar 23, 2011, 20:41)
    Softpedia: "Steve Langasek proudly announced last evening that it is now possible to install library packages of different architectures on your Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system via multiarch."

  • Editor's Note: Picking Ourselves Up, Dusting Ourselves Off (Mar 23, 2011, 18:41)
    A lot of readers have noticed we've been through a rough spot in the last few days.

  • How to post content to a WordPress blog from the command line (Mar 23, 2011, 18:38)
    Zona-M: "Wordpress is a great publishing system, but managing it manually can be a very time consuming process. This is especially true when you want to upload lots of posts, or if you would like to write content in your preferred, full-blown text editor and then have it magically appear online."

  • Outlook alternatives: Free open source applications (Mar 23, 2011, 17:07)
    IT world: "The question remains, can one of the above mentioned open source applications replace Outlook? The short answer is yes - it all comes down to how Outlook is being used by an organization and how well Outlook is integrated into other business process."

  • An introduction to Embedded Linux, BeagleBoard & its Linux kernel port (Mar 23, 2011, 16:04)
    Linux User & Developer: "Enter BeagleBoard. This is the brainchild of a small group of volunteers (many of whom are Texas Instruments employees – TI's chips are used in the design) who were frustrated at the lack of affordable development boards, and with the kinds of concerns faced by those seeking to get involved with embedded development."

  • Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is bogus (Mar 23, 2011, 14:38)
    Network World: "Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has said new claims that Android violates the Linux license are 'totally bogus.'"

  • Judge rejects Google's attempt to create a universal library (Mar 23, 2011, 13:47)
    CNN Money: "Google's vision of a universal library archiving all books ever published on Earth is once again at odds with laws protecting the authors of those books."

  • Whirlwind Intro to Audacity on Linux: From Recording to CD in One Lesson (Mar 23, 2011, 13:01) "To get started, I'll show you how you can create your own CD in Audacity on Linux. From simple recording all the way to mastering the CD, you'll learn the basics of doing audio production in Audacity."

  • Why I Left Rackspace and What About Openstack (Mar 23, 2011, 12:03)
    Deprecation: "I think that Rackspace is trying to control Openstack rather than influence it. A perfect example is the recent change in governance. Basically, Rackspace made governance changes without talking to the development community or the sitting governance board."

  • Did You Know there was a Fork of MPlayer? (Mar 23, 2011, 11:15)
    OSTATIC: "The project looks small with probably only a few participants. It's been up and running for a short time, but they're already on a release candidate of version 2."

  • Python4Kids: New Tutorial - Increasingly Trivial Questions (Mar 23, 2011, 05:08)
    Python Tutorials for Kids 8+: "If you remember back a few tutorials ago, we learnt how to pickle objects so that we could get them back later."

  • LibreOffice 3.3.2 Is Now Available for Download (Mar 23, 2011, 02:47)
    Softpedia: "The Document Foundation company launched the second maintenance release of the LibreOfficeb 3.3 open source office suite for Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms."