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Linux Journal Announces Winners of its 2009 Readers' Choice Awards

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| Belltown Media, Inc., publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux 
| Journal, has announced the winners of its annual Linux Journal Readers' 
| Choice Awards. The 2009 winners appear in the June issue, with awards 
| presented to vendors and organizations in 36 categories, ranging from 
| favorite version control system to favorite Linux laptop.    


OpenVG 1.0 State Tracker Is Here!

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| Yesterday we shared the exciting news that an OpenVG state tracker was coming 
| quite quickly to the Gallium3D architecture for providing 
| hardware-acceleration to this 2D vector graphics drawing API commonly used 
| with mobile devices. This hour the OpenVG 1.0 state tracker was committed to 
| the Mesa code-base.     



Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!

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| My current favorite horrid example is Dana Blankenhorn's famous "someone
| please send a Linux laptop" column, written in July 2008:
|     "I have written about, and been written to about, Linux laptops for some
|     time. Now is a good time to take the plunge. So I am asking for a review
|     unit. "
| How can one craft any sort of response other than WTF??! But let us not be
| hasty. The Internet is already full of hasty, kneejerk flamers and uninformed
| pontificators, and we do not want to be like them. Perhaps there is more to
| this story, so let us make use of the very secret weapon that nobody in tech
| journalism knows about: Google. I've been reading Mr. Blankenhorn's column
| for some years, and between my cluttered old memory and Google I do not find
| any indication that he had ever actually touched a Linux PC until September
| 2008:
|     "My first Linux laptop is the ASUS EeePC."
| Be still my heart.
| Preston Gralla, famous Windows author, wrote a good article about his first
| serious Linux experience Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows. But
| again, WTF??! Another technology writer who has been writing about Linux for
| years without knowing anything about it:
|     "Now, I recognize that a few hours of using desktop Linux isn’t a true
|     test drive. But if you want someone to throw over their habits of a more
|     than a dozen years, you’ve got to wow them right away. And Linux didn’t
|     do that for me."
| Like, heavy, man. This doesn't even rise to piffle-- it's piffle lite.

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