Kernel News Zack's Kernel News

Jan 23, 2013

Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

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Welcome Editorial

Jan 23, 2013

The very day this magazine goes to print, Fedora 18 is enjoying its official release. I have watched the first official reviews come online gradually over the course of the day, as they always do with such events. The extensive Linux blog and tweet engine is always waiting for the next big topic, and it is always ready to lend some content space for anything new.

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Doghouse – Memory Collection Out with the old, in with the new

Jan 23, 2013

maddog reflects on some of the many souvenirs from his long career in computing.

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Table of Contents: 148 What's inside the March 2013 issue

Jan 23, 2013

Science fiction authors and high-tech visionaries dream of a future where humans and computers communicate in ordinary English. A new cloud-based tool brings that future a little closer.

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Discovering the New Gnome Gnome starts to reinvent itself, cautiously

Dec 28, 2012

The last few years have been troubled for the Gnome Project. Once a premier desktop environment for Linux, it has seen its market share diminish amid user dissatisfaction over Gnome 3 and accusations that the project was ignoring users. Yet, over the last six months, something important has been happening: Slowly and quietly, the members of Gnome have started trying to turn the situation around.

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Doghouse: Industry Report The software industry and developing countries

Dec 19, 2012

A recent report highlights some advantages as well challenges for implementing free software in developing countries.

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Tech Tools

Dec 19, 2012
  • Red Hat Releases RHEL 6.4 beta and Enterprise Virtualization 3.1
  • Amazon Announces Redshift Data Warehouse Service
  • Ceph on SUSE 
  • XtreemFS 1.4
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Welcome Editorial

Dec 19, 2012

As these pages go to print, I notice that we have reached issue 147. The number 147 might not seem particularly noteworthy to the rest of the world, but I noticed it. You see, the first issue with my picture on page 3 was issue 48, and if you count by ones from the beginning of the issue 48 cycle to the end of the issue 147 cycle, you get to 100 issues. This number 100 is always good for a milestone moment in our base 10 universe. Celebrating a numeral is not so important on its own, but having these reasons to look back can provide some context for looking ahead into the future – or looking around at the present.

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