X Server without Root Privileges?

May 15, 2008

Red Hat's David Airlie reports in his blog that a simple hack allowed him to develop an X server without root privileges in the course of just one afternoon.

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Next LTS Ubuntu will be 10.04 – Regular Service Packs for 8.04

May 13, 2008

The current Ubuntu version is less than a month old, but Mark Shuttleworth has already published plans for the future version in his blog.

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Anthony Towns Withdraws from Debian Projects

May 09, 2008

Long-standing Debian developer and former Project Leader Anthony Towns has said that he is withdrawing from current projects. The reasons seem to be a disagreement on distribution of tasks within the free Linux distribution.

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SCALE 6x SCALE 6x: Women in Open Source Conference

May 01, 2008

In February, Linux and open source enthusiasts met in southern California for SCALE 6x. The conference kicked off with a day of "Friday Special Events," including a Women in Open Source conference.

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Embedded Maintainer for Linux Kernel Wanted

Apr 22, 2008

Andrew Morton, the Linux Kernel 2.6 maintainer announced last week at the Embedded Linux Conference in Mountain View that he is looking for an architecture-independent embedded specialist.

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Torvalds Releases Kernel 2.6.25: GPL Only Restriction Imposed

Apr 18, 2008

Linus Torvalds has released the new 2.6.25 kernel just slightly behind schedule. Besides improvements to the CFS scheduler and a plethora of new drivers, the kernel also introduces a political aspect: it debars non-GPLd USB drivers.

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Steve McIntyre is the New Debian Project Leader

Apr 14, 2008

The results of the election are confirmed: Debian veteran Steve McIntyre has won the Debian Project Leader (DPL) election in the third round of voting.

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Knoppix 5.3.1: Lenny Basis, KDE 4.0 and Accessibility Software

Mar 28, 2008

Klaus Knopper has released version 5.3.1 of his live Knoppix system. The codebase comes courtesy of Lenny, the next generation Debian.

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