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Debian Gets FreeBSD Kernel Support 425

mu22le writes "Today Debian gets one step closer to really becoming 'the universal operating system' by adding two architectures based on the FreeBSD kernel to the unstable archive. This does not mean that the Debian project is ditching the Linux kernel; Debian users will be able to choose which kernel they want to install (at least on on the i386 and amd64 architectures) and get more or less the same Debian operating system they are used to. This makes Debian the first distribution, and probably the first large OS, to support two completely different kernels at the same time."
Programming

Submission + - Kite 1.0.0 released (kite-language.org) 1

mind21_98 writes: "Hi all! Kite 1.0.0 has been released after almost two years of development. There have been many changes since the last beta, all of them helpful to the overall programming experience. The language is designed for ease-of-use and small size, while allowing people to expand the language within the capabilities of the system the interpreter is running on. More information is available from the home page or from the Freshmeat page, and downloads are available for both Windows and Unix."

Comment Or... (Score 1) 338

The newspapers could adapt to changing technology. Although, it looks like they are already. I see more and more newspapers becoming online-only, for better or worse. The "major" ones will probably continue print editions, but they'll be only on Sundays or something. How this will effect people who can't get the Internet, I don't know, but it's one of the few ways they can stay profitable.

Comment High-end isn't in demand anymore. (Score 4, Interesting) 195

Abit specialized in high-end motherboards back in the day. I'm not too surprised that they're closing now; most people are going with laptops now, and the people who get desktops get sub-$1k machines, anyway. Hell, most desktops seem to be less than $500 now.

Oh well, at least Gigabyte's still around. *hugs his mobo*

Comment Answer's obvious. (Score 5, Interesting) 126

The FBI is supposed to get the whole truth out. Unfortunately, there are people who want to bring politics into enforcing the law, so we need checks and balances on the entire government. That's where the media comes in. Mark Felt did do the right thing, even though it was incredibly difficult for him at the time. RIP, Mark. (now, whether we'd have the balls to do that today, or the attention span to see it through, is another question entirely. I don't think we do, quite honestly, judging by the multiple scandals that have gone seemingly unpunished during the Bush administration.)

Comment Not hard to program that kind of thing. (Score 1) 34

Really, it's a graph that you create a topological ordering from in order to execute the correct sequence of actions. The cool part is seeing the end results of that sort of thing (and what algorithms and AI can do), not the exact implementation details. Although, I guess they're doing all this faster than real-time, so that's cool, too. *shrug*

Comment Irrelevant. (Score 1) 94

Software patents, sadly, play by different rules than everything else. I'd imagine that software patents would still be granted and enforced, especially since they could just tie the process to the PC and meet the court's requirements. Meh.

User Journal

Journal Journal: Kite 1.0b8 released 1

I've posted a new version of Kite (and a redesign of the Web site) tonight. Basically, it now uses a real garbage collector, reducing the amount of RAM each Kite process uses considerably. It also has an official Windows build, now, meaning that it runs on Linux, Windows and OS X. More info here. :)

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