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Developer Linux News for Feb 26, 2009

  • Video: Ted Ts'o on Ext4, BtrFS and first steps with Linux (Feb 26, 2009, 23:34)
    Linux Magazine: "Ted talks about the improved acceleration of ext4 and the difference between ext4 and BtrFS. He explains who actually pays him, and why he's on assignment from IBM. Subsequently, Ted reminisces about what he did with Linux when he first discovered it in the 1990's."

  • Opening the phone (Feb 26, 2009, 19:34)
    The H Open: "How do you take a project with 40 million lines of code that's shipping on millions of devices around the world and make it open source? That's the Everest of a problem facing the Symbian Foundation as they start to deliver on the promises made when Nokia brought Symbian under its wing."

  • Tour the Linux generic SCSI driver (Feb 26, 2009, 19:04)
    IBM Developerworks: "Computers control and transfer data to SCSI devices via SCSI commands. In this article, the author introduces some of the SCSI commands and methods of executing SCSI commands when using SCSI API in Linux. He provides background on the SCSI client/server model and the storage SCSI command. Next, he explains the Linux generic SCSI driver API and offers an example of using a system that focuses on executing the inquiry command using the generic driver."

  • Corporate Investment the price of Linux's freedom (Feb 26, 2009, 15:32)
    IT Pro: "Recently Alan Cox, a key Linux kernel developer, moved from his job at Red Hat to Intel. This move may have been surprising to some, but it makes a lot of sense for Intel, for Cox, and for Red Hat."

  • The Falcon Programming Language: a brief tutorial (Feb 26, 2009, 07:32)
    Free Software Magazine: "The Falcon Programming Language is a typeless language born for rapid development, prototyping, and ready-made integration. We may also describe Falcon as a "scripting" language with features that enable the programmer to create even complex multi-threaded applications."

  • Microsoft sues TomTom over Linux and other patent claims (Feb 26, 2009, 00:10)
    TechFlash: "Microsoft filed suit against TomTom today, alleging that the in-car navigation company's devices violate eight of its patents -- including three that relate to TomTom's implementation of the Linux kernel."