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Submission + - Why innovation dies at Microsoft (

techmuse writes: The New York Times has an opinion article by a former Microsoft manager today on why Microsoft has failed to develop innovative products over the past decade or so. Reasons cited include infighting between internal groups, who want to protect their own territory, poor timing, and lack of willingness to invest in hardware in addition to software. According to the article, good technologies are often developed internally, but then fail to make it to market because the groups responsible for existing products refuse to integrate them.
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Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Released 195

diegocg writes "Linus Torvalds has officially released the version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. New features include virtualization memory de-duplication, a rewrite of the writeback code faster and more scalable, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a 'perf timechart' tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run-time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers. See the full changelog for more details."

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