News Category: Linux Kernel

Linus on Linux: The Linus Torvalds Interview Part 2

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 26, 2009, 9:54 pm Your project was one of the early adopters of distributed revision control, starting with BitKeeper in 2002, and now Git. What advice to you have for other projects, either in-house or out in the open, that are considering moving to a...
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Packard on the state of Linux graphics

Article Source LWNApril 25, 2009, 10:09 am Keith Packard has posted an extensive summary of the state of the art in Linux graphics support and where things are going in the future. "In moving towards our eventual goal of a KMS/GEM/DRI2 world, we’ve felt obligated to avoid removing options...
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Linus on Linux: The Linus Torvalds Interview Part 1

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 22, 2009, 3:51 pm Linus reflects on 18 years of working on Linux, the developer ecosystem and his goal for Linux on the desktop.
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Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc3

Article Source LWNApril 22, 2009, 6:09 am Linus has released the third 2.6.30 prepatch. "The diffstat really shows lots of small one-liners and two-liners, although there are areas that are getting bigger patches (ignoring the bulky but uninteresting arm defconfig updates): some x86...
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Linux Don't Need No Stinkin' ZFS: BTRFS Intro & Benchmarks

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 21, 2009, 9:11 pm ZFS may be locked into the Solaris operating system but "Butter FS" is on the horizon and it's boasting more features and better performance.
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Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc2

Article Source LWNApril 14, 2009, 6:59 pm Linus has released the 2.6.30-rc2 prepatch. "New 'microblaze' architecture, a somewhat late 'input' layer merge, a new intel virtual networking driver and some firmware loading updates. And mn10300 and frv moved their header files from include/asm to...
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Panelists ponder the kernel at Linux Collaboration Summit

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 13, 2009, 9:10 pm The Linux Collaboration Summit, which took place last week in San Francisco, brought together key members of the Linux community and broadly facilitated discussion on a wide range of topics. Among the most engaging aspects of the event are...
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Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel

Article Source InformationWeekApril 13, 2009, 6:30 am The Linux kernel has a new advocate for clean code who is determined to clear up unresolved bugs.
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New Linux Logo: Tuz

¬â Tux, the Linux penguin mascot, will be taking a break during the Linux 2.6.29 kernel cycle. Committed to the Linus's kernel tree last night is a new temporary logo known as Tuz. Tuz is a Tasmanian Devil, which is a species in danger of becoming extinct. The Tasmanian Devil is native to...
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Linux 2.6.29 Released

The shortlog (from -rc8, obviously--the full logs from 2.6.28 are too big to even contemplate attaching here) is appended, and most of the non-logo changes really shouldn't be all that noticeable to most people. Nothing really exciting, although I admit to fleetingly considering another -rc series...
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