BlackBerry Bold slider with BlackBerry 6 OS set for mid-year launchview story

http://apcmag.com – RIM’s anticipated Bold 9800 slider, which combines a QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen and packs the new BlackBerry 6 OS, counts down to a mid-year debut. (IT news)

Canberra contracts for contractorsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Where have all the contractors gone? Gone to Sydney every one – or at least that’s how it might seem for agencies looking to hire short term IT personnel. (IT news)

Gtk2-Perl: Gnome2::Rsvg 0.11 availableview story

http://sourceforge.net – Overview of changes in Gnome2::Rsvg 0.1; Wrap new API: rsvg_set_default_dpi_x_y, rsvg_handle_new_from_data, rsvg_handle_new_from_file, rsvg_handle_get_pixbuf_sub, rsvg_handle_get_dimensions, rsvg_handle_get_dimensions_sub, rsvg_handle_get_position_sub, rsvg_handle_has_sub, rsvg_handle_set_dpi_x_y; Allow undef for the id passed to Gnome2::Rsvg::Handle->render_cairo_sub; Add a boolean return val (Software)

HTC spins budget Android 2.1 phone with app-sharing featureview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – HTC announced a budget-minded Android 2.1 phone for European and Asian markets. Available in the third quarter, the HTC Wildfire will offer a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, a five-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card slot, and a new app-sharing feature, says the company.... (Embedded)

Debian-Ubuntu relationship: poll summaryview story

http://linuxo.com – LWN.net: "So, I'm now back and with some feedback to share. I'll first post (in this mail) a summary of the replies I got to this "poll" and later on a more general summary of what I did at UDS." (General)

Alexandria Project, Chap. 18: More than One Can Play that Gameview story

http://linuxo.com – Standards Blog: "Crouching like a pack of hyenas on the floor between the subcommittee and witness tables were dozens of photographers, polishing their lenses in anticipation of the kill" (General)

Primus Telecom's performance picks upview story

http://www.itwire.com – After allowing for currency fluctuations Primus Telecom has reported that net revenue for its Australian subsidiary in Q1 of 2010 increased $US1.3m or 1.9 percent, from fourth quarter 2009 and decreased $US0.7m or 1.4 percent, from first quarter 2009. (IT news)

White list start-up targets net nastiesview story

http://www.itwire.com – A Brisbane start-up, which will soon relocate to Singapore, has launched a software tool which it claims will help keep kids away from net nasties for $99 a year. (IT news)

Linux gains flash filesystemview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 2.6.34, which is notable for adding two filesystems: Ceph for distributed and cloud-based applications, and LogFS, which is optimized for flash-memory based devices. Other new features include a faster KVM virtualization driver based on Vhost.net technology, says LinuxPlanet.com.... (Embedded)

Zippy, cloud-based Linux distro off to fast startview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – A new fast-booting, cloud-oriented, & Peppermint OS& Ubuntu variant has been downloaded 25,000 times in its first week. Meanwhile, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone CentOS has been released in version 5.5, adding features such as improved KVM virtualization and expanded WiFi support, and pioneering Linux distro-maker Mandriva is up for sale.... (Embedded)

Distribution Release: Element 1.2view story

http://linuxo.com – Distrowatch: "Katie McCarley has announced the release of Element 1.2, an Ubuntu-based distribution for home theatre or media-centre personal computers" (General)

The Secret Identities of Linux Distributionsview story

http://linuxo.com – IT World: "In the embedded space, there's been a lot of talk about whether Android is fragmented, and if that fragmentation will ultimately hurt Android, because developers won't know what version to code for and users won't know which one to use." (General)