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[News] Linux 2.6.32 in Review, "Linux is Not an OS"

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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 5) - Architecture code,
memory management, virtualisation and tracing

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| The forthcoming kernel version will support 
| Intel's Moorestown platform, SFI - the 
| alternative to ACPI, and the Trusted 
| Execution Technology, which used to be 
| called "LaGrande Technology". If required, 
| the new KSM can now reduce memory loads by 
| combining identical memory content in 
| virtual machines. The new kernel also 
| includes Timechart, a new tool for 
| visualising what's going on in the system 
| and kernel.
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http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Kernel-Log-Coming-in-2-6-32-Part-5-Architecture-code-memory-management-virtualisation-and-tracing-870357.html

Again, Linux is not an OS

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| This brings me back to something I wrote 
| earlier this year: Linux is not an OS. 
| Besides the typical point that Linux is just 
| the kernel my basic point was that what we 
| typically call "Linux" is not really a 
| single coherent operating system, but rather 
| a framework for developing them or an 
| ecosystem which spawns them. I instead opt 
| to call specific distributions as operating 
| systems rather than all of Linux, whatever 
| that may include.
`----

http://www.nuxified.org/blog/again-linux-not-os


Recent:

Getting to the Heart of the Linux Kernel

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| Against that background, you almost begin to
| feel sorry for Microsoft...
|
| This long interview with Kroah-Hartman is simply
| the best introduction to the inner workings of
| the kernel development team that I've read:
| highly recommended.
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?RSS&entryid=2661
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