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Linux Poetry Explains the Kernel, Line By Line

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Writing poems about the Linux kernel has been enlightening in more ways than one for software developer Morgan Phillips.

Over the past few months she's begun to teach herself how the Linux kernel works by studying text books, including Understanding the Linux Kernel, Unix Network Programming, and The Unix Programming Environment. But instead of taking notes, she weaves the new terminology and ideas she learns into poetry about system architecture and programming concepts. (See some examples, below, and on her Linux Poetry blog.)

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Band releases album as Linux kernel module

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A Seattle-based band called netcat - not to be confused with the networking tool of the same name - has perked ears in the software community by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.)

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A Collection of Secret Linux Humor

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Who says Linux nerds can't be funny? Enjoy this collection of amusing man pages and prank programs.

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At 4 a.m., everything is funny (even ubuntu)

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larrythefreesoftwareguy: After a losing a long bout with insomnia early Thursday morning, I started to looking at different Internet memes and matched them with — how can I put this mildly? — a current annoyance in the FOSS world known as the Indiegogo campaign for Ubuntu Edge.

other april fools' jokes:

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  • Slashdot to Implement Rot13, (Quick & easy ROT13 for the command line)
  • Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own
  • YouTube "shutting down" tonight
  • Facebook to access surveillance cameras and more
  • waymir: merging Mir and Wayland
  • The KMix Volume Slider Compromise
  • Ubuntu 13.04 to disable Dash online search by default
  • Valve Announces Half-Life 4 For Linux

GIMP changes name to appease users

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gimpmagazine.org: It’s finally official! We can now report from a reliable source at GIMP.org that GIMP software, which has been downloaded over 40 million times, is in the process of changing their name to CHIMP software.

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Washing Machines

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junauza.com: After announcing Ubuntu for phones and tablets, it seems like there's no stopping to Canonical's growth. Following a 2-day countdown that teased its impatient fans, Canonical finally unveiled its latest innovation: Ubuntu for washing machines (Ubuntu WM OS).

LibreOffice prints on Tuesdays (only)!

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LibO
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skyfromme.wordpress: Although the “OOo does not print on Tuesdays” OpenOffice.org-bug is long fixed, OpenOffice.org never indemnified Tuesday for its loss in reputation. This is unacceptable and Tuesdays rage at the event has even passed on to its successful successor: LibreOffice.

Grand Theft Gentoo: Full-metal Stallman

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Gaming
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linuxgamecast.com: The fine folks over at /g/ are working on a GTA inspired top-down where you play as RMS. Team up with Richard Greenblatt, Tom Knight, Bill Gosper, Eric S. Raymond and, Linus Torvalds and fight the evil Corps like Microshaft and, Crapple.

Also: Half-Life 2 Single Player Coming

Mandriva invests in Formula One racing

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mandriva.com: Mandriva S.A. , the leading European Linux based software vendor, is unveiling the new milestone in its corporate strategy. Mandriva S.A. will now invest in Formula One racing.

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Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance. Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled." Read more

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect. Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production environment. Read more

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting. Read more