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Developer Linux News for Oct 28, 2010

  • Kernel vulnerabilities: old or new? (Oct 28, 2010, 22:32) "A quick search of the CVE database turns up 80 CVE numbers related to kernel vulnerabilities so far this year. At one recent conference or another, while talking with a prominent kernel developer, your editor confessed that he found that number to be discouragingly high."

  • Fixing SSD Performance Degradation, Part 1 (Oct 28, 2010, 21:32)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "It's a fairly well known fact that solid state disk (SSD) performance can suffer over time. This was quite common in early SSDs, but newer controllers have helped reduce this problem through a variety of techniques."

  • Asterisk 1.8.0 released (Oct 28, 2010, 13:32) "Version 1.8.0 of the Asterisk telephony system has been released; this is a major, long-term-supported release."

  • What�s next in GNOME�s future? (Oct 28, 2010, 01:32)
    Stormy's Corner: "Many developers were really disappointed to hear that Unity will be the default shell on Ubuntu. Some are disappointed because they don't like Unity. Others are disappointed because they feel like Canonical is doing its own thing..."