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Developer Linux News for Mar 06, 2009

  • Sizing up a possible NVIDIA-made x86 processor (Mar 06, 2009, 21:32)
    ars Technica: "I've never believed the rumor that NVIDIA has been working on an x86 processor. But, as it turns out, the GPU maker is indeed looking seriously at the idea, and will probably wind up giving it a go in the next few years."

  • FOSS Debates, Part 1: Kernel Truths (Mar 06, 2009, 16:02)
    LinuxInsider: "As the central element of Linux, the kernel is equally central to open source software in general. Because the community has such a stake in its design and success, the kernel has proven to be the hub around which much discussion revolves. The kernel's creator, Linus Torvalds, also has a stake in its success, and he takes part in the discussion."

  • New online community launches for embedded Linux developers (Mar 06, 2009, 14:34)
    Computerworld: "It probably won't be "Facebook for Linux" but a Web site launching Tuesday is intended to create an online community specifically for Linux programmers who focus on embedded applications such as mobile devices, set-top boxes, industrial controls and everything apart from servers and PCs."

  • ReactOS Targets Windows 2003, Vista (Mar 06, 2009, 09:04)
    OSNews: "IconThe ReactOS team has just put out its latest newsletter, and it contains some interesting information on the progress being made. However, it also provides some definitive insight into what, exactly, the project is trying to recreate - a topic of some confusion"

  • On the management of the Video4Linux subsystem tree (Mar 06, 2009, 07:34) "Once upon a time, the Video4Linux (V4L) development community was seen as a discordant group which hung out in its own playpen and which had not managed to implement support for much of the available hardware. Times have changed; the V4L community is energetic and productive, disruptive flame wars have all but disappeared from the V4L mailing lists, and Linux now supports a large majority of the hardware which can be found on the market."