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Linux News for Mar 24, 2011

  • New Features in digiKam 2.0:�Geolocation (2011-03-24 23:19:43)
    Scribbles and Snaps: "Geolocation is not a new feature, but in digiKam 2.0 it has been thoroughly reworked to streamline the process of geotagging photos."

  • RMS weighs into Google GPL debate (2011-03-24 21:03:19)
    IT wire: "Free Software Foundation chairman Richard Stallman has weighed into the debate over whether Google may be guilty of a GPL violation or not by saying that what the search giant has done is not limited by copyright."

  • Red Hat: The first $1-billion-a-year open source outfit (almost) (2011-03-24 18:04:28)
    Channel Register: "The money just keeps rolling in at Red Hat, and it looks like this year will be even better as the company is poised to become the first open source software company to break through the $1bn mark."

  • Beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (2011-03-24 16:17:09)
    The H Open: "As usual in this phase of the RHEL version families' seven to ten-year life cycle, minor release 6.1 offers not only bug fixes and minor improvements, but also various new functions and hardware drivers."

  • Black Duck Suite 6 focuses on automatic discovery (2011-03-24 14:03:02)
    SD Times: "New in Black Duck Suite 6 is approval request automation, which helps speed the process under which developers can get permission to use an open-source project."

  • iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux: Microsoft now manages them all (2011-03-24 12:43:18)
    Network World: "Nearly 20% of customers who use System Center Operations Manager to oversee Windows implementations are also using it to manage non-Windows servers, predominantly Linux."

  • AriOS Review - Yet Another Ubuntu Derived Linux Distro (2011-03-24 11:16:04)
    Tech Drive-in: "Recently, the distribution AriOS made it to DistroWatch's database. I had read Dedoimedo's review of AriOS earlier, where he said that it is a user-friendly and very pleasant distribution to use, and it is much better than its predecessor mFatOS. Intrigued, I decided to try it out."

  • Google Chrome 11 hits beta with voice to text (2011-03-24 09:46:11)
    Netstat -vat: "While many of the recent Chrome releases have primarily focused on performance gains, Chrome 11 offers users a feature that none of us have ever seen built into a browser before."

  • Five things to do in your new OpenSuse 11.4 Installation (2011-03-24 08:09:34)
    Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "OpenSuse 11.4 is out, and it includes some of the latest and best software available for Linux. But there are still a few things you can do to spruce things up."

  • CrossOver Games 10.1.0 has been released (2011-03-24 06:04:11)
    Wine Review: "CodeWeavers has released CrossOver Games 10.1.0 for Linux and Mac. This release fixes many known issues with supported games and adds Rift to the list of games that now run with CrossOver Games."

  • Of Citizenship and Software (2011-03-24 04:11:06)
    Open and Shut?: "As more and more of our lives are organised and controlled by computers, and the role that software plays in society becomes increasingly central, most people still assume that the virtual world that opens up before them when they switch on the computer, and the choices they are offered onscreen, is how things are and ought to be — not a consequence of the way in which the underlying software has been coded."

  • Ranting About Parallel I/O: We Need Standards! (2011-03-24 02:07:27)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Open-source alternatives for search engines, such as Hadoop, have parallel communications, but are doing I/O to a local file system. I do not think this is a good long-term plan for I/O, which is why I'm ranting."

  • Installing Dovecot 2 on CentOS (2011-03-24 00:42:19)
    PostfixMail.com: "This tutorial will show you how to perform a basic install of Dovecot version 2 and get it working for one domain."