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Developer Linux News for Dec 15, 2008

  • KSM Runs Into Patent Trouble (Dec 15, 2008, 18:02)
    LWN.net: "Currently proposed for inclusion in the mainline kernel, KSM implements a potentially useful--but not particularly new--mechanism. Unfortunately, before it can be examined on its technical merits, it may run afoul of what is essentially a political problem: software patents."

  • USB 3.0 and Linux (Dec 15, 2008, 17:32)
    The Geekess: "In the beginning, there was USB 1.1, with the "low speed" and "full speed" devices (at 1 Mbps and 12 Mbps, respectively). Then USB 2.0 came along with "high speed" devices that ran at 480 Mbps. Now the new USB 3.0 bus specification defines "SuperSpeed" devices that run at 5 Gbps (5,120 Mbps)."

  • Interview with Warren Woodford - Founder of Mepis (Dec 15, 2008, 15:35)
    How Software is Built: "The bottom line is that, when I first found Linux, it was too rough around the edges for me. That represented the possibility of opportunity, not that I was really looking for work. This will piss off a few people, but there was a certain amateur quality about it."

  • How to Really Speed up Web Serving (and Plone) For Your iPhone Readers (Dec 15, 2008, 10:05)
    Rudd-O: "Web servers (especially Plone, by default) work wonders in combination with an HTTP accelerator such as Varnish or Squid. But your iPhone readers are out of luck because of a grave bug on MobileSafari -- Plone sites are especially slow like molasses on the iPhone. Don't worry, here's a trick that will solve it."