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MPEG-LA Codecs and Microsoft Racketeering Challenge the Redistributability of Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The zero-cost advantage of Android is harmed by the advancement of software patents courtesy of patent aggressors like Microsoft and the patent troll-led MPEG-LA THE OIN grows rapidly, but its expansion as of late included more controversial companies whose policies are in conflict with Free software but not with OIN’s perspective. (General)

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Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent Taiwanese OEMs from using Android in netbooksview story

http://www.zdnet.com – Microsoft is turning to royalty fees in an attempt to prevent Taiwanese OEMs Acer and Asustek Computer from using Android and Chrome OS on netbooks. (General)

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Links 25/10/2010: Mac OS X Lion Allegedly Copies GNU/Linux, Clang Builds Linux 2.6.36view story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Mac OS X Lion Features Are Ubuntu Rip-Off Let’s look at Mac OS X Lion’s first “innovation” they introduced: multitouch gestures. (General)

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Links 22/10/2010: Linux 2.6.37 Preview, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Betaview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux LPI recognized by UK education authorities The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization, announced that the LPIC-1 certification program for Linux professionals has been accepted as a nationally recognized IT accreditation fo (General)

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Links 15/10/2010: Wine 1.3.5 Out, Ubuntu 11.04 is Developedview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Lenovo ThinkPad W510 Notebook Since July we have been testing a Lenovo ThinkPad W510 notebook under Linux and have already published a variety of Linux benchmarks. (General)

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Intel Reports Record Earnings, Promises to Challenge iPadview story

http://www.dailytech.com – Intel says tablets are a critical third business sector to netbooks and PCs (General)

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Links 11/10/2010: Debian Links and OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta Previewview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Kernel Space Graphics Stack ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10 In what has become an unfortunate tradition for the past few releases, prior to the release of Ubuntu 10.10, AMD provided Canonical with a pre-release of their latest proprietary Catalyst driver at th (General)

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Netbooks finally get their own app store - no more Apple and Android envyview story

http://apcmag.com – If you’ve always wished the PC world had something like Apple’s App Store or Android's Market, Intel has created the AppUp Center, with apps tailored for netbooks. (IT news)

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Links 23/9/2010: Qt News, OpenShot Video Editor 1.2.2, Mandriva Not Deadview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux The Beginning [of LPI] As I said at the beginning of this blog entry, the members of Linux International were fully behind the creation of LPI in 1998. It was even suggested that LPI become a branch of Linux International, but I felt that this would be a bad idea. (General)

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Links 22/9/2010: Dell Announces Another Linux-powered Tablet, Facebook Adds to MySQLview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Desktop Are Your Desktop Effects Slowing You Down? Whenever I perform a 3D benchmark in Linux one of the first questions I get asked about the results is: Where your desktop effects turned off? For those who are not aware, desktop effects are the “flash” that is en (General)