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  • Digg Moves From MySQL to NoSQL (Mar 12, 2010, 23:02)
    Datamation: "Social networking and voting site Digg is rewriting its underlying software infrastructure in an effort to improve performance and scalability. Part of that effort involves moving away from the MySQL database that has helped to power Digg since its creation."

  • Firefox 3.6.2 Coming March 30th - Where is 3.6.1? (Mar 12, 2010, 20:02)
    Netstat -vat: "No, that's not a typo. Mozilla is currently scheduled to release its next open source Firefox browser version 3.6.2 on March 30th."

  • Design firm accuses Mozilla of UI plagiarism (Mar 12, 2010, 16:32)
    Computerworld: "A Canadian interface design firm accused Mozilla of stealing user interface (UI) elements for a development tool in the browser maker's Jetpack project, which aims to simplify add-on making."

  • Q&A: Google hacking (Mar 12, 2010, 16:02)
    Help Net Security: "Anything connected to the web, is indexed by Google. Even administrator's portals of devices connected to the web, such as printers and webcams are crawled and discovered by Google. You'll be surprised by how many unprotected webcams are connected to the internet..."

  • A Modest Proposal for Toyota: Release the Code! (Mar 12, 2010, 14:32)
    Bnet: "Things look bad for Toyota. There was yet another unintended acceleration incident involving a Toyota yesterday. A Prius in New York on its way to the dealership to have its gas-pedal checked out crashed into a stone wall."

  • Deferrable functions, kernel tasklets, and work queues (Mar 12, 2010, 13:02)
    IBM Developerworks: "For high-frequency threaded operations, the Linux® kernel provides tasklets and work queues. Tasklets and work queues implement deferrable functionality and replace the older bottom-half mechanism for drivers."

  • Simon Phipps elected as OSI director (Mar 12, 2010, 12:32)
    The H Open: "The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has elected Simon Phipps to the board of directors; Phipps recently left Oracle after serving as Sun's Chief Open Source Officer."

  • Beginner´┐Żs Guide to Git (Mar 12, 2010, 12:02)
    Make Tech Easier: "Git is the revision control system created by the Linux kernel's famous Linus Torvalds due to a lack of satisfaction with existing solutions. The main emphasis in the design was on speed, or more specifically, efficiency."

  • AMD to Introduce Netbook Chip in 2011 (Mar 12, 2010, 09:02)
    Hardware Central: "Advanced Micro Devices plans to release a processor in its "Fusion" line that will be positioned for the netbook market, putting it in competition with the Intel Atom, and, to a lesser degree, the ARM processor."

  • How to Install Debian Linux on an Embedded System (Mar 12, 2010, 01:32)
    The Bitsource: "In this article, I will describe how to bring up Debian Linux on an Embedded System. 
The hardware chosen for the embedded system is a PowerPC 440EPxX. "

  • First Fedora 13 Linux Alpha Shows Promise (Mar 12, 2010, 00:02)
    Netstat -vat: "The first alpha milestone of the Fedora 13 Linux distribution is now available and it's loaded with a number of innovative features."