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Developer Linux News for Dec 17, 2008

  • Why Linux owes (part of) its success to Microsoft (2008-12-17 15:04:44)
    Managing L'unix: "Similarly, when Linus Torvalds decided to build a "free Unix for the 386" he stripped away Tanenbaum's layered micro-kernel and hardwired Intel's approach to interrupt management directly into what has since become the largest monolithic kernel still in use."

  • Debian Developers Vote on Linux Release (2008-12-17 04:34:44)
    Netstat -vat: "Debian is on the verge of its next major release codenamed "Lenny" - but before it gets released, Debian developers will have to vote on it. Debian developers have until 23:59:59 UTC on Saturday, December 21st, 2008 to vote on six key issues collectively titled the Lenny Release General Resolution."

  • Adobe Learns Lessons of Open-Source Flex (2008-12-17 03:04:44)
    The Register: "Just a year and a half after Adobe released its Flex Software Development Kit (SDK) under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) to encourage developer buy in, it's the company - not the community - that continues to shoulder the burden of building and fixing Flex."