Open Source Insider:

March, 2011

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March 31, 2011  8:50 AM

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 now available for Android tablets and mobile devices

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Android, Developer, Flash, Open source

You won't find this news spread gloriously across the newswires, or even on Adobe's official newsroom. But tucked away lovingly inside Adobe's developer blog you can read comment posted Antonio Flores detailing the fact that Flash Player 10.2 is now available for download on Android Market. This...

March 30, 2011  8:34 AM

Who really commits code to open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

This week I've been challenged with the task of producing the annual software industry salary survey for a large US publisher known for its weekly title themed around the word Information.

Although this data is US based, the 4,581 staffers and managers who responded to the questionnaire...


March 27, 2011  12:50 PM

Camino web browser, for Mac open source purists only?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Open source, Tabs

Camino is an open source web browser for Mac OS X users that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. If you've never heard of it, then you should at least know that it has been around since 2002 and it has a special 'Safari migration' area on its website to encourage users to make the switch. So what,...


March 24, 2011  12:20 PM

April is ‘Linux & Android month’ in San Francisco

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developer, Event, Linux, symposium

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear your Android and Linux conference badge this April. It's going to be a busy month over on the US West coast with four developer symposia scheduled. Given that this four-in-a-row developer-fest all falls within the same month, I think it's worth a...


March 22, 2011  8:16 PM

The fox is out of the box, a Firefox 4 screenshot selection

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Internet, Open source, Tabs

As readers of Computer Weekly's Open Source Insider blog stream may well already know, the new version of Mozilla's free and open source browser Firebox 4 has...


March 21, 2011  7:52 AM

Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Drivers, Linux, Netbook, Ubuntu

If you, like me, bought an Acer Aspire One and have been suffering with the ultra stripped down Linpus Linux Lite for your sins; then you've probably (also like me) only dreamed lazily of the heavenly possibility of having a "proper" operating system on your machine.

After all,


March 18, 2011  11:18 AM

Superzapping desktop Linux for a 10x speed boost

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Desktop, kernel, Linux KERNEL, patch

Right at the end of last year, Linux developer Mike Galbraith created a patch just 233 lines long that was designed to improve the scheduler inside the Linux kernel. The result of this patch is intended to produce a reduction in latency for desktop versions of Linux. The superzapping effect of...


March 17, 2011  12:35 PM

Puppy Linux sit! roll over, there now – good dog

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Games, Linux

Linux is evolving. Linux is developing tiers, so that so-called "top tier" Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, Mandriva and others have been grabbing more of the headlines than some of the lesser known beasts in this Unix-like operating system ecosphere. Of course this is...


March 16, 2011  7:45 AM

Google arms “remote kill” to blast malicious Android apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google, malware, Mobile

News has been circulating this month of steps being taken by Google to remove malicious applications from the Android Market webstore. Reports have suggested that "dozens" of malicious rootkit-bearing apps were circulating until Google removed them "within minutes" of becoming aware of the...


March 10, 2011  10:03 AM

Android, iPhone and iPad apps get naughty code license report

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ipad, iPhone, License, License management, Open source

There's nothing worse than yet another contrived technology survey is there? But how about a "scan and license compliance assessment", is that fresh enough for you? OpenLogic has used its position as a scanning and governance provider to release the results of a scan and license compliance...


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