Developer Linux News for Jul 31, 2009
Editor's Note: Congratulations One Billion Firefoxes! (Jul 31, 2009, 23:03)
If it weren't for Firefox what would we have? We would doubtless
still have a range of browser choices, but it's hard to imagine
that anything else would have risen so fast and so far.
Does openSUSE need a default desktop? (Jul 31, 2009, 20:33)
Disassociated Press: "The most popular feature
in openFATE (at least of this writing) is a proposal from KDE e.V.
member Frank Karlitschek to make KDE the “default” in
openSUSE. Michael Loeffler has also blogged about this and put it
on the opensuse-project mailing list."
Linux Magazine: "There is a never ending debate
about which platform is best: Android, iPhone, Palm, BlackBerry,
Windows Mobile, or Symbian. But what if the correct answer is
CentOS team responds to community reaction (CentOS is not going away) (Jul 31, 2009, 14:02)
TechSentry: "CentOS is not dead or going away.
The signers of the Open Letter are fully committed to continue the
CentOS Project. Updates and new releases will continue."
Firefox nears 1 billion downloads (Jul 31, 2009, 13:51)
Netstat -vat: "Mozilla's Firefox is nearly a
major milestone - 1 Billion downloads. That's BILLION with a
Fun with NULL pointers, part 1 (Jul 31, 2009, 07:32)
LWN.net: "This vulnerability, which affects the
2.6.30 kernel (and a test version of the RHEL5 "2.6.18" kernel), is
interesting in a number of ways. This article will look in detail
at how the exploit works and the surprising chain of failures which
made it possible."
Nearly Two Dozen X.Org Drivers Get Updated (Jul 31, 2009, 03:02)
Phoronix: "In time for the X.Org 7.5 release
(whenever that may come), David Airlie has put out new driver
releases for nineteen of the X.Org video drivers."