Sunday, October 12, 2003

News: Torvalds starts locking down next Linux: "Linux leader Linus Torvalds has moved the development of the upcoming 2.6 kernel of the open-source operating system to a new phase aimed solely at making the heart of the OS less likely to crash. ...

"Some are taking the new priority seriously. Greg Kroah-Hartman, who leads the USB (universal serial bus) work in Linux, told programmers Thursday he'll have to postpone adding a fix for Linux's support of an infrared communication device for programmable Lego toys."

Now that sounds pretty cool. How many PCs talk to Lego interfaces? It will be an interesting day when the Linux community leads the majority of innovation in the software industry. They do now, but they're also still playing catchup a lot.

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