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Kernel backports

I’m kind of amused by this discussion of kernel backports. As I pointed out earlier, we should hand the kernel hackers a copy of the GNOME release process. Asking vendors not to backport is conceivable if you have regular releases. If you don’t have regular releases, then there’s no way vendors can ever work on […]


I realized today that all the talk about Longhorn is “look how cool the technology is” – Avalon, XAML, WinFS, blah blah. This includes the noise coming from Microsoft. There is some small amount of Aero user experience info, but most of it describes building blocks – a sidebar that can hold tiles, a notification […]