News Category: Linux Kernel

40 Years of Unix

  Article Source BBCAugust 20, 2009 6:04 am The computer world is notorious for its obsession with what is new - largely thanks to the relentless engine of Moore's Law that endlessly presents programmers with more powerful machines. Given such permanent change, anything that survives for more than...
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Who's Behind That Kernel You're Using?

Article Source Linux JournalAugust 19, 2009, 2:11 pm Way back in April 2008, the Linux Foundation published a little report that upended a lot of perceptions about Linux development. Now, they've done it again. The report in question--Linux Kernel Development: How Fast it is Going, Who is...
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Linux Dev Community Growing, 5 Patches Accepted Every Hour

Article Source Ars TechnicaAugust 19, 2009, 8:55 am A report published today by the Linux Foundation provides insight into the state of the Linux kernel development community and includes statistics that reveal which companies are the most prolific contributors. The study indicates that the...
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Updated Study Reveals More Developers Working on Linux Kernel

After 16 months, The Linux Foundation has published an update to its April 2008 study on Linux kernel development. The new report, written by original authors and kernel developers Jonathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman, and the Linux Foundation’s Amanda McPherson, reveals that a net of 2.7...
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GPL Possibly Violated by Satellite Receivers

Article Source The HAugust 17, 2009, 8:25 am A Danish Linux developer intends to take legal action against ViaSat, a provider of satellite receivers. Rasmus Rohde, who has himself contributed some patches to the Linux kernel, has discovered that the Samsung DSB-H670N receiver sold by ViaSat...
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Requests for Linux Drivers Flowing In

Article Source ZDNet AsiaAugust 14, 2009, 10:51 am A steady stream of manufacturers are requesting Linux drivers for their hardware, suggesting growing adoption of Linux operating systems among enterprises. According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Novell programmer and Linux Driver Project lead, the...
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Linux 2.6.31-rc6 Released

Hmm. Lots of small fixes all over, spread out fairly evenly (50% drivers, and roughly 10% each in arch, fs, kernel, tools/perf, "rest"). And things do seem to be calming down, because outside of some further i915 displayport patches and a couple of perf-counter patches, almost all of them are...
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Japan Linux Symposium Program Announced

The Linux Foundation (LF), has announced the opening of early registration for the inaugural Japan Linux Symposium (JLS). The event, a new annual technical conference designed to provide a collaboration and education space in the Pacific Rim covering all matters Linux, takes place October 21 –...
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Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, Audio and Video

Article Source The HAugust 7, 2009, 7:53 am Linux 2.6.31 will offer Kernel-Based Mode-Setting for Radeon graphics cards up to model X1950. The developers have included new drivers for X-Fi sound cards and for Intel's "Next-Generation Graphics Device". Many further improvements affect the...
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Linux 2.6.31-rc5 Released

Ok, I've got some pending stuff, but I'm pushing out -rc5 now because it does fix a lot of regressions, and some of the pending stuff I'm not entirely sure about. Apart from various regression fixes, the diffstat shows a couple of new drivers (at_hdmac, uc2322, gspca/sn9c20x, ds2782 battery...
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