Developer Linux News for Mar 12, 2010
Digg Moves From MySQL to NoSQL (Mar 12, 2010, 23:02)
Datamation: "Social networking and voting site
Digg is rewriting its underlying software infrastructure in an
effort to improve performance and scalability. Part of that effort
involves moving away from the MySQL database that has helped to
power Digg since its creation."
Firefox 3.6.2 Coming March 30th - Where is 3.6.1? (Mar 12, 2010, 20:02)
Netstat -vat: "No, that's not a typo. Mozilla
is currently scheduled to release its next open source Firefox
browser version 3.6.2 on March 30th."
Design firm accuses Mozilla of UI plagiarism (Mar 12, 2010, 16:32)
Computerworld: "A Canadian interface design
firm accused Mozilla of stealing user interface (UI) elements for a
development tool in the browser maker's Jetpack project, which aims
to simplify add-on making."
Q&A: Google hacking (Mar 12, 2010, 16:02)
Help Net Security: "Anything connected to the
web, is indexed by Google. Even administrator's portals of devices
connected to the web, such as printers and webcams are crawled and
discovered by Google. You'll be surprised by how many unprotected
webcams are connected to the internet..."
A Modest Proposal for Toyota: Release the Code! (Mar 12, 2010, 14:32)
Bnet: "Things look bad for Toyota. There was
yet another unintended acceleration incident involving a Toyota
yesterday. A Prius in New York on its way to the dealership to have
its gas-pedal checked out crashed into a stone wall."
Deferrable functions, kernel tasklets, and work queues (Mar 12, 2010, 13:02)
IBM Developerworks: "For high-frequency
threaded operations, the Linux® kernel provides tasklets and
work queues. Tasklets and work queues implement deferrable
functionality and replace the older bottom-half mechanism for
Simon Phipps elected as OSI director (Mar 12, 2010, 12:32)
The H Open: "The Open Source Initiative (OSI)
has elected Simon Phipps to the board of directors; Phipps recently
left Oracle after serving as Sun's Chief Open Source Officer."
Beginner�s Guide to Git (Mar 12, 2010, 12:02)
Make Tech Easier: "Git is the revision control
system created by the Linux kernel's famous Linus Torvalds due to a
lack of satisfaction with existing solutions. The main emphasis in
the design was on speed, or more specifically, efficiency."
AMD to Introduce Netbook Chip in 2011 (Mar 12, 2010, 09:02)
Hardware Central: "Advanced Micro Devices plans
to release a processor in its "Fusion" line that will be positioned
for the netbook market, putting it in competition with the Intel
Atom, and, to a lesser degree, the ARM processor."
How to Install Debian Linux on an Embedded System (Mar 12, 2010, 01:32)
The Bitsource: "In this article, I will
describe how to bring up Debian Linux on an Embedded System.
The hardware chosen for the embedded system is a PowerPC
First Fedora 13 Linux Alpha Shows Promise (Mar 12, 2010, 00:02)
Netstat -vat: "The first alpha milestone of the
Fedora 13 Linux distribution is now available and it's loaded with
a number of innovative features."