New MMC Layer Announced for Kernel 2.6.24

Sep 28, 2007

Kernel 2.6.24 has kicked off with the announcement of a new MMC Layer. The new layer will support the SDIO (Secure Digital Input Output) and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) standards.

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Torvalds: Investigating ACPI Problems

Sep 25, 2007

In a post on the Linux Kernel mailing list, Thomas Gleixner claims to have fixed ACPI suspend and resume problems. Linus Torvalds praised him for doing so, but also has his doubts.

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Trolltech Removes Qt Vulnerability

Sep 17, 2007

A moderately critical vulnerability was discovered in the QUtf8Decoder of Trolltech's Qt Framework.

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Interoperability: Joint Research by Microsoft and Novell

Sep 13, 2007

Microsoft and Novell have announced the opening of an Open Interoperability Lab within the scope of cooperation between the two companies.

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A Gaggle of Schedulers in Kernel Development Battle

Sep 07, 2007

Really Fair - Really Simple, Really Fair - Really Unfair: three schedulers are the topic of current discussions on the kernel mailing list.

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KDE 4.0 Release Postponed Once More

Sep 07, 2007

The developers of the KDE desktop environment have again postponed the release of the next major version.

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ATI Wants Open Source Drivers

Sep 07, 2007

Following speculation about the graphics card vendor ATI and a free Linux driver, a company representative has now confirmed that ATI will be placing the specifications of the R500 under an NDA.

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GnuTLS Version 2.0.0 Released

Sep 07, 2007

Version 2.0.0 of the GnuTLS security database improves access to X.509 certificates and adds RSA with SHA-256/384/512 certificates to the crop of supported crypto approaches.

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