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On the possible merging of Nouveau

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Software

lwn.net: Some sites are reporting that the Nouveau driver (a reverse-engineered 3D driver for NVIDIA hardware) will be merged for 2.6.33. It is worth pointing out that this has not (yet) happened. Here's what has happened:

Slitaz: Life just isn’t fair

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kmandla.wordpress: For the past year, at least, I’ve been chiseling away at Crux systems, compiling sometimes for days straight in order to get clean, sharp, fast systems. And then along comes Slitaz.

Hold that (trojan) horse!

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Security

toolbox.com/blogs: The current news making a big splash around the Linux community is of a trojan that has been created and deployed on the Gnome-look website. For a start this trojan can not automatically install itself. It is not a virus and relies on social engineering to be effective.

JooJoo Linux-based Tablet PC Unleashed

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Hardware
  • JooJoo (supposed-to-be-CrunchPad) Linux-based Tablet PC Unleashed
  • CrunchPad Federal Lawsuit Filed

Nouveau To Go Into Linux 2.6.33 Kernel!

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  • Kernel Log: New stable kernels, 2.6.33 with DRBD and RT2800PCI
  • Nouveau To Go Into Linux 2.6.33 Kernel!

Linus Torvalds Accepts DRBD into Linux Kernel

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newsblaze.com (PR): Linus Torvalds, lead developer of the Linux kernel community, has merged DRBD, an open source data replication solution, into Linux as a fully supported component.

An interesting look at the Linux CLI-GUI debate once more

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ghabuntu.com: I believe both have a role to play in helping an end user make the most of their system. I don't however, believe a person's inability to use the CLI actually makes them dumb. Neither do I believe that you'd be diminishing your status by using point and click to get things done for the sheer reason that you're a CLI guru.

10 years gone: The VA Linux Systems IPO

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cnet.com: Quick, what were you doing on December 9, 1999? If you actually remember, then there's a good chance that you're an old-school Linux type. If you don't have any idea, then read on, and you'll discover what you missed.

The Malware Problem (and a solution)

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Software
Security

amarok.kde.org/blog: Some of you might have heard about the Malware incident that recently has hit our friends from gnome-look.org. While some of you might chuckle, there have been some discussions about possible solutions for this issue.

Health check: Red Hat - This year's model

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h-online.com: Red Hat has long been the poster child of Linux and open source. In a changing market the operating system may not be enough. Red Hat has to stay ahead of the game, or play catch up where it can, which is why it has moved into middleware.

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