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22 Years Later, The Linux And Open Source "Cancer" Is Wonderfully Benign

Twenty-two years ago Linux was born as a "(free) operating system" that founder Linus Torvalds was quick to downplay as "just a hobby" that wouldn't "be big and professional." My, but how times have changed. So much so that Linux now dominates mobile (Android), servers and cloud. No wonder that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer derided Linux in 2001 as a "cancer" that "attaches itself... to everything it touches."  He was right. At least, as it relates to Linux's effect on Microsoft. 

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Linus Torvalds Marks 22 Years of Linux with Nostalgic Message

It was 22 years ago on Sunday that Linus Torvalds announced in a newsgroup posting that he was creating a free operating system, a message he echoed in his announcement Sunday of the latest Linux kernel release candidate.

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Kernel Prepatch 3.11-rc7

The 3.11-rc7 prepatch has been tagged and released. As of this writing, there is no announcement on linux-kernel, but Linus did post a brief item on Google+. "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, even if it's big and professional) for 486+ AT clones and just about anything...

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Systemd-Logind Device Management For Wayland

David Herrmann is on a coding spree this summer. His latest set of ten patches this week provide for device management support using systemd's logind service...

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A Run Down Of VT Switching On Linux

David Herrmann, the student developer working on DRM Render Nodes this summer and has been a longtime proponent of killing the Linux kernel console, has written at length about VT (virtual terminal) switching on Linux systems...

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