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The fuss over kernel design

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Recently there has been a fuss over monolithic and micro kernels - specifically the direction of the Linux Kernel development. Free Software is about "freedom of choice", and we should be able to choose to compile the Linux Kernel as either a monolith or a microkernel. Now it is my turn to raise my voice: I would be remiss if I did not point out where I can see and feel that something could, in my opinion, be better.

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL

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The Kororaa project has received an email claiming that the Kororaa Xgl Live CD is in violation of the GPL. This may force the end of work on the project.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Linux Desktop Redux

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We'll admit to being cynical about the Linux desktop. We'll chalk it up to being tired of every year being described as The Year of the Desktop, with limited follow-through from both the ISV and user communities. So when we saw that SUSE 10.1 went gold earlier this week, our first reaction was, "Isn't that old news?"

Will Linux Push Unix out of China?

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Windows and Linux are the two big rivals of Unix. Though born just nine years ago, Linux has developed very fast, thanks to its openness and good performance. More importantly, Linux is bolstered not only by many companies, but also by a great number of Linux fans around the world.

Analysis of the Linux Random Number Generator

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Linux is the most popular open source project. The Linux random number generator is part of the kernel of all Linux distributions and is based on generating randomness from entropy of operating system events.

Ututo-e: "The only free distribution" revisited

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A year ago, I reviewed Ututo-e, an Argentinian distribution based on Gentoo. Ututo-e is known mainly as the only GNU/Linux distribution endorsed by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation (FSF). This endorsement is based on the fact that Ututo-e, in the words of Peter Brown of the FSF, "makes a commitment to follow the philosophy of the FSF as to what makes a distribution ethically free software."

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