Google launch the App Inventor, a framework to develop apps for Android. You can create any app is in your mind.
You can build just about any app you can imagine with App Inventor. Often people begin by building games like WhackAMole or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend's faces. You can even make use of the phone's sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone.
But app building is not limited to simple games. You can also build apps that inform and educate. You can create a quiz app to help you and your classmates study for a test. With Android's text-to-speech capabilities, you can even have the phone ask the questions aloud.
The App Inventor interface is very simple but powerful. The Google developers make "almost everything" to help you with the development (touch controls, buttons, etc).
If you like it, or you always dream to make your own android app, so you can. Just fill this form and you are on your way to start making Android Apps with the Google App Inventor.
Source: Google Labs
Red Hat has launch the version 6 Beta 2 of his enterprise distribution with all the features included in the final release, this new release is available to download right now for the next architectures i386, AMD64/Intel64, System z and IBM Power (64 bits).
If you want to know a little more about this check the release notes or if you want to download follow this link.
Source: Red Hat
The new services of Red Hat the Cloud Foundation is aimed to help you to plan, build, and manage a private cloud today. This product is the number one enemy of the Microsoft Azure.
Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Edition One is the first in a family of Cloud Foundations that include everything needed to build and manage a private cloud: a comprehensive set of products including virtualization, cloud management, operating system, middleware, application management, and scheduling, cookbooks and reference architectures giving step-by-step instructions, consulting services, and training, backed by Red Hat's exceptional customer support. We make deploying in the cloud easy and safe and it's all conveniently packaged so that it's easy to implement and easy to use.
Source: Red Hat
OpenSuse is a great Distribution (In my opinion is in the Top Five) and it's making a party, a Launch Party for his newest version, OpenSuse 11.3. If you like OpenSuse and you don't have plan for this July 15, so come to the party. More info after the jump->
Urs Beyerle release the new version of the Scientific Linux Live, a very cool Distribution aimed to the academic people.
Scientific Linux is based on red hat and is powered with gnome, the main difference is the software package witch is entirely scientific. Some of the packages are luster Suite and Global File System (GFS), FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs and Unionfs.
You can install it on the hard drive or run it has a live cd or USB. You can download it from this link. Enjoy!!
With out dragging this out and keeping it simple. My main box has 10 different distro's on it at any given time. Being as silly as I am, a lot of the time when I go to get rid of an install and replace it with something "New and Exciting" I cant remember whats where and the dame GRUB.cfg and Menu.lst have been written over so many time each entry is pretty generic. So I was wondering if anyone could direct me in the right direction to be able look into the file system of a non-booted (at the moment) installation and tell what distro it is ???
After some financial problems, Mandriva is now safe after some investments come to the company. Arnaud Laprévote talk to the French Newspaper LeMagIT and say:
"Today Mandriva is reinventing itself. We detected new opportunities on the desktop as well as on servers, as well as opportunities to strengthen existing markets such as education."
Mandriva's current offerings include a Linux distribution for the desktop, an Enterprise Server edition, and professional systems administration tools. Arnaud Laprévote became Director General of Mandriva on April 9.
Source: O'Reilly Community Blog
Do you think you have the right name for the new release of Fedora or maybe you are a designer with a great imagination and want to make the default Wallpaper, icons or art work for the new Fedora release, so this is your chance:
Fedora is looking for the code name of the new release and the art work (wallpaper, icons, etc), some art work has been submitted and you can take a look at the Fedora Wiki.
You can send your feedback to the design mailing list.This is your chance to get involved and see your work on a great distribution.
Source: Voices in My Head and the Fedora Design Project
You can read about Linux everywhere and you'll find people who defend Linux and many other defending Windows, some one say "Linux work great" and other say "Linux doesn't work at all"... Then there is the counter claim that Linux didn't do this or that had no drivers. So what is the story here? Is Linux for me or not? Does Linux just work or not? Well, it does and it doesn't.
In order to play some commercial DVDs in Ubuntu, you have to install libdvdcss.
just run these commands in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
That's it, enjoy your movies!!!
It works in Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10.
ubuntu-restricted-extras package installs various audio codecs (including MP3 playback/encoding support), Microsoft fonts, Java runtime, Flash plugin and Lame.
If DVD playback is the only feature you need, you can just install libdvdread with this command:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
Some weeks ago rumors started about a possible sale of Mandriva but the CEO say that wasn't true... until Frederic Cuif write a post in its personal Blog.
Frederic Cuif has many years working on Mandriva and in his post titled "Mandriva in the Storm" Frederic show us a different version of what the Mandriva CEO say, and about what the troubles was.
At this time 2 companies make an offer for Mandriva Lightapp y Linagora. The first one is an unknown company but the second one, regardless Linagora make a best offer, has more presence in the marketing area. I hope this process don't affect the Mandriva users.
Source: Frederic Cuif Blog
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