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Developer Linux News for Jul 15, 2008

  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS vs. 8.10 Alpha 2 Performance (2008-07-15 17:30:22)
    Phoronix: "With Canonical having pulled many new packages into Ubuntu 8.10 from Debian unstable and there being the Linux 2.6.26-rc8 kernel, a near-final version of X.Org 7.4 / Mesa 7.1, and GCC 4.3 among them, we've decided to run a few early benchmarks of Intrepid Ibex. In this article we have enclosed 32 benchmark results from the Phoronix Test Suite comparing Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS to Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 2."

  • Hot skills: Mobile Linux (2008-07-15 16:45:22)
    Computer Weekly: "The initial surge of Linux in the server market has settled down in recent years. But in embedded applications, particularly mobile devices, the open source operating system is soaring."

  • Linux 2.6.26 Opens Up to Debugging (2008-07-15 11:30:22)
    Internet News: "KGDB is the new Linux source level debugger and enters the mainline Linux kernel despite the past objections of Linux founder Linus Torvalds. Eight years ago, Torvalds wrote in a Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) post: "I don't like debuggers. Never have, probably never will.""

  • Big Buck Bunny Builds a Better Blender (2008-07-15 07:00:22)
    Linux.com: "Big Buck Bunny is the colorful product of the Peach open movie project: an animated short released online and on DVD. But in addition to the 'toon itself, Peach has produced an altogether different yield: improvements to the Blender 3-D modeling application. Like its predecessor Project Orange, Peach pushed the open source tool forward with the demands of a real-world media production, in a way that hobbyist usage cannot. Could other free software projects use the same model?"