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Linux News for Sep 26, 2009

  • Intel Moblin 2.1 Preview (Sep 26, 2009, 20:04)
    Phoronix: "Intel has provided an early development preview of the Moblin 2.1 operating system, which we briefly tested out on a Samsung NC10 netbook. Here are the screenshots and a few more details."

  • Computer scientists successfully boot one million Linux kernels as virtual machines (Sep 26, 2009, 16:04)
    Physorg: "Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists Ron Minnich (foreground) and Don Rudish (background) have successfully run more than a million Linux kernels as virtual machines..."

  • Best Equation Editor for Linux (Sep 26, 2009, 12:04)
    BerkeleyLUG: "What I always wanted was an equation editor of OpenOffice that used Latex as the backend. Then, I found it, and boy is it awesome: Ekee – developed by Ronan Le Hy in France (don't you love open-source?)"

  • Expecting to Fail (Sep 26, 2009, 08:04)
    Linux Magazine: "How can you help to ensure availability of a of a web site or other network service? We'll look at some of the techniques at our disposal."

  • C++, the GPU, and Thrust: Sorting Numbers on the GPU (Sep 26, 2009, 02:04)
    Linux.com: "Version 1.0 of Thrust was released in May 2009 and is available under the Apache License version 2.0. There is a NOTICE file which also contains the Boost license and a small paragraph by Hewlett-Packard Company. So it appears there is really a mixture of open source licenses applied to the Thrust library."

  • Editor's Note: Sexism and Other -isms Hold Back FOSS, part 2 (Sep 26, 2009, 00:04)
    FOSS is still a geekbeard ghetto, and it's going to stay that way until some serious attention is paid to community-building, and actively recruiting new people from all walks of life. It's not good enough to leave it at "Whoever wants in badly enough, and to heck with the rest."