Daily Links for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Politics / Government

Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government

With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded by Federal science and technology agencies. This RFI will be active from December 10, 2009 to January 7, 2010.

Open Source

Chromium Blog: Google Chrome for Linux goes beta!

But bringing Google Chrome to Linux wasn’t just a straight port — it was a labor of love. Google Chrome works well with both Gnome and KDE, and is updated via the normal system package manager.

Mozilla’s Thunderbird E-mail Client Comes With Tabs
PC World / Mikael Ricknas

Mozilla Messaging on Tuesday released version 3 of its Thunderbird e-mail client. It comes with a tabbed user interface and improved search features.

IBM Unveils Mainframe Bundles
InformationWeek / Antone Gonsalves

The two new System z configurations for application consolidation can run hundreds of Linux virtual servers on IBM’s z/VM virtualization platform. The systems come with a “save-as-you-grow” pricing model in which incremental capacity is priced significantly lower as the configuration size increases, IBM said.

One Comment

  1. Chrome is a nice piece of work. I’m sure it will get better over time. However, compared to Firefox and Opera, the font rendering is terrible in openSUSE and it sucks a lot of memory on sidux. I also hope more options will be built in for future versions. Since most of my browser time is spent reading text, the browser with the best readability features wins my desktop.

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