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Developer Linux News for Feb 02, 2009

  • Debian Lenny Release update: deep freeze (Feb 02, 2009, 19:32) "Following the plan outlined in the previous release update [2], we are now in deep freeze, which means that we'll only be migrating to testing packages that fix RC bugs."

  • Speed up your Web pages 80% for dial-up users (Feb 02, 2009, 18:02)
    IBM Developerworks: "Do you want faster-loading Web pages? Learn how you can make the browsing experience better for dial-up users by reducing loading times by as much as 80 percent, in some cases."

  • Intel GMA 500 (Poulsbo) graphics on Linux - why it doesn't work (Feb 02, 2009, 13:17)
    Happy Assassin: "So, poking around idly on Google this morning, I came across the interesting fact that there is, in fact, a native Linux driver for Intel GMA 500 - Poulsbo - graphics on Linux. Don't get excited, though. It's not like it's actually any use."

  • Intel's Poulsbo Driver A Bloody Mess? (Feb 02, 2009, 13:04)
    Phoronix: "...a new driver had to be created for the GMA 500. The driver for the Intel GMA 500 "Poulsbo" Chipset was created by Intel and Tungsten Graphics. Unfortunately, this driver is very ill maintained."

  • Optimizing Switch-Case Statements In C For Speed (Feb 02, 2009, 03:04)
    Safer Code: "The biggest bottlenecks in making efficient code today are jumps or branches. You must have always heard of people telling you to use switch-case blocks instead of cascadin if-else’es. They were right, but partially."