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Developer Offers Kickbacks For Wayland Alternative

In an attempt to promote his Wayland fork and gain influence, the lead developer was offering monetary kickbacks to highlight his forked Wayland and Weston code-bases...

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Windows 8 Ekes Out 3.2 Percent of Desktop OS Market

Microsoft's latest OS is gaining ground but is still in fourth place behind Vista, according to Web tracker Net Applications. [Read more]...

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Microsoft's Pain in Spain Lies Mainly in Secure Boot

It's not exactly any secret that Microsoft has had its fair share of legal troubles over the years, many of them arising from its pesky little habit of finding ways to shut the door on competitors. So when Secure Boot came along in Windows 8, many considered it just a...

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10 Ways to Start Contributing to Open Source

I wonder why more open source users do not actively participate in the open source community and become committers or contributors. After understanding a project's capabilities and roadmap, anyone is able to start directly hacking the source code and contributing useful extensions. Because open source is a distributed, participatory meritocracy,...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.9-rc5

The 3.9-rc5 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "Nothing really peculiar stands out. Exynos DRM updates, IBM RamSan driver updates are a bit larger, l2tp update... The rest is pretty much small patches spread out all over. Mostly drivers (block, net, media, tty, usb), networking, and some filesystem updates (btrfs,...

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ZFS on Linux is "Ready for Wide-Scale Deployment"

The developers of the native ZFS port for Linux have announced that the project is now is ready for wide scale deployment. ZFS for Linux 0.6.1 also adds packages for Debian, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux...

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