Developer Linux News for Jul 17, 2009
Editor's Note: Dear Firefox, You Have Non-Windows Users Too (Jul 17, 2009, 23:02)
A Firefox flaw was discovered, announced, and a fix released all
in one week. But in all of this hustle and bustle and flurry of
announcements, a rather vital bit of data was ignored: was this a
Windows-only threat, as the vast majority of them are, or were
Linux and Mac users also at risk?
The missing piece of every Linux distribution (Jul 17, 2009, 22:32)
Technology & Life Integration: "That
missing piece is one of the biggest reasons why new users, coming
from a windows background, fail to be properly assimilated into the
Linux fold. It is one of the reasons why proprietary companies like
microsoft and Apple retain their avid fan base."
Intel claims No. 2 Linux contributor spot as hedge against Microsoft (Jul 17, 2009, 20:02)
The Open Road: "In 2009, things get more
interesting, with Intel making a serious challenge to claim the top
spot in Linux kernel contributions."
A Linux security story (Jul 17, 2009, 19:32)
Cyber Cynic: "On July 16th, a security
programmer named Brad Spengler, who designs an open-source network
and server security program called grsecurity revealed on the full
disclosures security mailing list that there was a security hole in
the 2.6.30 Linux kernel."
Microsoft's Empty Promise (Jul 17, 2009, 13:32)
Free Software Foundation: "You might think this
means it's safe to write your software in C#. However, this promise
is full of loopholes, and it's nowhere near enough to make C#
All About Google's ChromeOS, by the Pundit Savant (Jul 17, 2009, 10:02)
LinuxPlanet: "Emery Fletcher knows just as much
about Google's ChromeOS, the reigning champion of blogware, as any
other commentator in the whole world, and generously shares his
insightful insights with a grateful audience."
Don't confuse Microsoft's IP with Linux (Jul 17, 2009, 03:02)
451 CAOS Theory: "Microsoft's latest
intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement is once again
raising eyebrows among Linux and open source software fans,
prompting some to wonder what Microsoft may be doing with regard to
Linux and open source software."