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Linux News for Jul 28, 2007

  • Linux: Linus On CFS vs SD (Jul 28, 2007, 22:00)
    KernelTrap: "'People who think SD was 'perfect' were simply ignoring reality,' Linus Torvalds began in a succinct explanation as to why he chose the CFS scheduler written by Ingo Molnar instead of the SD scheduler written by Con Kolivas..."

  • What is Tiny, Green, and Penguin-Friendly? (Jul 28, 2007, 20:00)
    XYZ Computing: "Until recently, small form factor computers were mostly restricted to people who were able to build their own system..."

  • Linux Fund Visa Card Resurrected with a New Backer (Jul 28, 2007, 16:00) "Three months ago, former sponsor Bank of America dropped the affinity credit card of the Linux Fund, the 'public charity' with a stated mission to support free and open source software..."

  • Linux: The 0.01 Release (Jul 28, 2007, 12:00)
    KernelTrap: "'This is a free minix-like kernel for i386(+) based AT-machines,' began the Linux version 0.01 release notes in September of 1991 for the first release of the Linux kernel..."

  • What Do We Really Want From Linux? (Jul 28, 2007, 08:00)
    InformationWeek: "In my last blog post about the real-world cost of Linux, I was struck by the contrast between my words and fellow InformationWeek blogger Alexander Wolfe's take on all this..."

  • The Disconnect That Could Fail Thousands (Jul 28, 2007, 04:00)
    Blog of Helios: "They think Ubuntu IS Linux... many of them do anyway. When I tell them that there are other distros available, some give me that blank stare..."

  • Screaming Monkeys, Mozilla And Microsoft (Jul 28, 2007, 02:00) "What do Mozilla, Microsoft and monkeys have in common? A bit more than you might think..."

  • Linux Companies That Didn't Deserve to Die (Jul 28, 2007, 00:00)
    Linux-Watch: "A recent story entitled, 'Dearly Departed: Companies and Products That Didn't Deserve to Die' didn't cover Linux or open-source companies. That got me to thinking..."