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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Security Lessons Why complexity is bad and open source is good

Dec 31, 2008

When a test kernel starts wrecking network cards, the community gets busy.

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Kernel News

Dec 31, 2008


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Kernel 2.6.28: "Happy Holidays" from Torvalds

Dec 29, 2008

Linus Torvalds has kept his promise and released Kernel 2.6.28 right at the Holidays. The little present shows some doings since Release Candidate 9, especially in the DVB-T area and for PCI hotplug devices.

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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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Intel's USB 3.0 for Linux

Dec 15, 2008

Chipmaker Intel is currently working on Linux support for its next generation of USB, version 3.0. The new bus specification promises a 5 Gbit per second transfer speed, ten times faster than USB 2.0.

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