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+ - Linux 2.6.36 Released

Submitted by diegocg
diegocg (1680514) writes "Version 2.6.36 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes support for the Tilera architecture, a new filesystem notification interface called fanotify, CIFS local caching, support for Intel Intelligent Power Sharing in i3/5 systems, integration of the kernel debugger and KMS, inclusion of the AppArmor security system, a redesign of workqueues optimized for concurrency, and several new drivers and small improvements. See the full changelog here for more details."

Comment: Re:spread the word (Score 1) 405

by Sicnarf (#31904938) Attached to: In Defense of Jailbreaking

i doesn't matter if you've found a flaw in his logic. his article still is reasonable. it's talking more about general legal implications and how the consumer can or should respond. this doesn't necessarily have to do with "locked down" versus not.

"Here are a couple of proposals that I'd consider more realistic. Both of these really do involve voting with your wallet. (1) If there are no options that avoid DRM and lockdowns, don't buy. This is my current attitude about the Kindle and iPod. I'll buy one when there is a non-DRM'd library of books available for it that is roughly the same size as Amazon's current catalog. (2) Buy the lesser of two evils. E.g., I believe Android is significantly less locked down than iPhone, so if I were choosing between the two, I'd buy an Android. "

sounds good. i'd go further and only buy it, if there are proper import and export functions in an open format (pdf, txt, etc).

Comment: Re:Windows Vista: "Good Enough" is the right answe (Score 1) 350

by Sicnarf (#29246745) Attached to: Is "Good Enough" the Future of Technology?
the problem is, that the 10% of features varies from one user to the next, so much, that essentially it's necessary to add them, sooner or later to the core OS. look at linux: there's many utilities, that developers rely on (and as a result end users), it's just more modular there.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" Released 386

Posted by kdawson
from the waiting's-over dept.
Alexander "Tolimar" Reichle-Schmehl writes "The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny) after 22 months of constant development. With 12 supported computer architectures, more than 23,000 packages built from over 12,000 source packages and 63 languages for the new graphical installer, this release sets new records, once again. Software available in 5.0 includes Linux 2.6.26, KDE 3.5.10, Gnome 2.22.2, X.Org 7.3, 2.4.1, GIMP 2.4.7, Iceweasel 3.0.6, Apache 2.2.9, Xen 3.2.1 and GCC 4.3.2. Other notable features are X autoconfiguring itself, full read-write support for NTFS, Java programs in the main repository and a single Blu-Ray disc installation media. You can get the ISOs via bittorrent. The Debian Project also wishes to announce that this release is dedicated to Thiemo Seufer, a Debian Developer who died on December 26th, 2008 in a tragic car accident. As a valuable member of the Debian Project, he will be sorely missed."

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.