Appeal for BtrFS Inclusion in Kernel

Jan 06, 2009

Chris Mason, lead developer of the copy-on-write BtrFS filesystem, has appealed for its inclusion in the Linux kernel.

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Kernel Developers Tracking Down New Year's Eve Leap Second Issue

Jan 05, 2009

A few server admins had reported Linux crashes right at the New Year's Eve countdown. Linux developers are currently investigating if they had anything to do with the leap second phenomenon.

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Android on Netbooks

Jan 05, 2009

The Android OS from Google is optimized for ARM processors and smaller displays, but, with some adjustment, can also run on netbooks.

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Wikipedia Raises 6.2 Million Dollars

Jan 05, 2009

Thanks to contributions of $6.2 million, the financial future of the free encyclopedia Wikipedia in 2009 is secured.

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Free Software Projects An up-to-date overview of free software and its makers

Dec 31, 2008

The look and feel of Mac OS X appeals to many free software supporters. Mac4Lin icon and sound themes, in addition to the new Avant Window Navigator Dock clone, emulate this look. Also, the development team behind pdfsam offers a model for remunerating programmers of free software.

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Debian Seeking New Project Secretary

Dec 23, 2008

Current balloting for Debian Lenny's future has led to strife in the organization. Secretary of the free project, Manoj Srivastava, has resigned his position. A possible consequence is that the next version will undergo further delay in its release.

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Ted Ts'o Named CTO of Linux Foundation

Dec 22, 2008

The foundation behind the free Linux OS has appointed kernel developer and IBM collaborator Theodore Ts'o as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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