kernel

  • Ksplice Uptrack now available for Linux users everywhere

    Ksplice Uptrack now available for Linux users everywhere

    Last summer we wrote about Ksplice, a hot new technology that allows Linux kernel updates to be applied in real time, without requiring a reboot. Whether you want to use this for your personal laptop, or a lab room full of PCs, or a data center hosting environment, Ksplice Uptrack, the company’s hosted service, is now available to the general public. They’re offering a thirty day… Read More

  • Linux is big business

    Linux is big business

    Hot on the heels of the news of UNIX’s 40th anniversary comes a Linux Foundation report entitled Who Writes Linux. This report investigates who is contributing to the Linux kernel, and how much: “Since 2005, over 5000 individual developers from nearly 500 different companies have contributed to the kernel. The Linux kernel, thus, has become a common resource developed on a… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Linux!

    Happy Birthday, Linux!

    March 13, 1994 saw the release of version 1.0 of Linux, everyone’s favorite UNIX-like operating system! What started as “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu” has grown into a robust system that’s used by mega-corporations all over the globe. Originally tied solely to x86 hardware, the Linux kernel now supports “Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC… Read More

  • Soylent Green is People, iPod OS is OS X!

    Soylent Green is People, iPod OS is OS X!


    UPDATE – The story is also totally fake. If it’s early in the morning for you right now and you haven’t had your coffee, feel free to skip this story. Basically, it says that OS X, in the form of the Mach kernel, has been inside the iPod all along — except for a brief period when it was the Pixo OS — and that… ZZZZZZ… huh? Read More