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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 27, 2010

  • Cool News: Now Your Fridge Can Run Linux (Nov 27, 2010, 19:04)
    CultofMac: "The range of devices running Linux grows every day. Now you can add one more to the list: Electrolux (Frigidaire) in Brazil has just announced the Infinity i-kitchen, a smart appliance running Linux"

  • Raiders of the lost OpenBSD (Nov 27, 2010, 15:04)
    Distrowatch: "A few people asked if I would do a review of the latest release of OpenBSD (version 4.8) and it is with some reluctance that I approached the task. It's not that I have anything against OpenBSD or the developers behind the project, it's the nature of the review."

  • How to compile a Ubuntu 10.10 kernel with sched: automated per tty task groups kernel patch (Nov 27, 2010, 11:04)
    My Thoughts: "Lately there has been quiet some buzz about the "sched: automated per tty task groups" kernel patch. It's supposed to dramatically improve the desktop interactivity under system strain. You can read a test at Phoronix."

  • Free Software, Creative Commons much harder to emulate in material world (Nov 27, 2010, 03:04)
    Stop: "...the Free Software and Creative Commons movements have been able to achieve good results just because copyright exists, is more or less the same worldwide AND only cares about immaterial objects. But trying to port the same ideals and methods to manufacturing and other fields, said Wilbank, is much more problematic and may even backfire in some cases."