Noticias y opinión en Software libre
The Motorola Backflip arrived on the AT&T network over the weekend, making it the carriers first smartphone to feature the Google Android operating system. Backflip is priced at $100 after rebate and can take advantage of AT&Ts HSPA 7.2 technology.
Search engine maker Google is again providing scholarships in 2010 for student open source works. Information is now first hand this week in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.
In the Open Source Forum at CeBIT, Florian Schiessl of the Munich city council shared his experiences about their migration to OpenOffice.
The openSUSE project has released milestone 3 of its version 11.3 right on schedule. The update to GCC 4.5 has unfortunately caused a few problems.
The next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) takes place May 10-14 in Brussels, according to Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager.
Graphics beyond Java
Offers monitoring capabilities for Xen Hypervisor
New platform offers smartphone support and full integration with Blackberry Enterprise Server
Promises users up to 9% performance improvement in some applications
Despite its desktop-oriented reputation, Ubuntu is making serious inroads as a business server that can compete with Red Hat
Google is open-sourcing the code for its recently acquired ReMail application, citing strong interest in the mobile search product. Google, which released the code under the Apache 2.0 license, faced some complaints after removing ReMail's iPhone application from Apple's App Store with plans to discontinue it. The open-sourcing of ReMail signals a trend for Google acquisitions when it plans to kill off a product.
The NAS 5220 and its brothers NAS 6210 and 6220 provide Linux-based network-attached storage into the home for under $275.
Individuals, projects, and organizations honored for their accomplishments in Linux and open source software.
The Silicon Valley Startup Tracker Top 100 list is compiled monthly using data to measure overall traffic and engagement. Updated trackers are released 45 days after the close of a given month (subject to source data).
The North Korean government appears to have developed its own graphical Linux-based operating system, though its people still prefer that symbol of Yankee high-tech imperialism, Microsoft Windows.
At the Open Source Forum of CeBIT 2010, the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin named three reasons for Linux's success. He also identified three possible challenges for the free platform.