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Developer Linux News for Oct 23, 2008

  • Andrew Bartlett on Samba, Microsoft, and Active Directory (Oct 23, 2008, 23:01)
    people.samba.org: "Their salespeople will still complete furiously, and I'm sure the patent saber-rattling with continue, but for a short time (Microsoft is still appealing the fine, and will some day seek to be excused from oversight), we have a beachhead at Redmond, and a department committed to providing the Free Software community with answers or clarification on any reasonable interoperability question."

  • BMW Wants to Pimp Your Ride With Open Source (Oct 23, 2008, 21:01)
    The Open Road: "Open-source software is being used just about everywhere to power everything from ERP systems to email. BMW, however, has even better plans for open source: It wants The Ultimate Driving Machine to be powered by The Ultimate Software Development Methodology."

  • An Idiot's View of Open Source (Oct 23, 2008, 20:01)
    Cyber Cynic: "If he wasn't so utterly wrong and, it appears that he's taken seriously, Andrew Keen's delusion that the economy is about to "Give Open-Source a Good Thumping" would be funny."

  • Think Firefox 3 is fast? Try Firefox Minefield (Oct 23, 2008, 19:31)
    The Open Road: "A colleague today showed me a cool, new browser that he's been using to browse the web at blisteringly fast speeds. The browser? Minefield. The author of the code? Mozilla."

  • Five Common Myths About Linux and Android (Oct 23, 2008, 18:01)
    Phone News: "Yes, Android is a Linux phone. But, none of the apps are. Read more for a simple guide about how Android software works...and why it doesn't work the way most believe."

  • Kindroid: Two Great Tastes That Would Taste Great Together (Oct 23, 2008, 17:31)
    Tech Broiler: "But Android is not just an OS for mobile phones, it's a system that could be applied to non-phone devices as well, such as set-top boxes, DVRs and even netbooks. It also occurred to me yesterday while writing my review of the device that Android would be perfect running as the OS for Amazon's Kindle."

  • Why Do We Release openSUSE on Thursdays - or Why Do We Slip? (Oct 23, 2008, 12:31)
    openSUSE Lizards: "openSUSE 11.1 Beta3 is a bit later than expected (it should go out later today). Of course, this raised couple of questions why. So let me explain how a build of a Beta release works in general from release manager perspective and what are the reasons for the slip."

  • The Kernel Debugging Tools for Linux (Oct 23, 2008, 10:31)
    Bobcares: "Your Kernel just crashed or one of your drive is not working!! What do you do? Well, this article gives an introduction to some kernel debugging tools for Linux. These tools makes the kernel internals more transparent. These tools help you to trace the kernel execution process and examine its memory and data structures."