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ACM OSR Linux Issue Available For Free Download

timothy posted about 6 years ago | from the if-you-dare dept.

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Eric Van Hensbergen writes "In accordance with the ideals of the issue's open source topic, the ACM has agreed to make the July issue of Operating Systems Review: Research and Developments in the Linux Kernel available for download free of charge. It contains a number of interesting papers written by LKML members like Rusty Russell, Paul McKenna, and Eric Biederman as well as academic OS researchers who've made contributions to mainline on topics ranging from RCL, VirtIO, Checkpoint & Resume, to CUBIC TCP, etc. A primary motivation behind this special-topics OSR issue was to help bridge a gap that currently exists between the kernel community and the academic OS research community, by encouraging kernel developers to publish recent additions to the Linux kernel as well as to provide a forum for experience papers which describe the introduction and integration of research into the mainstream Linux kernel. We think it is important for the research community and the kernel community to cross pollinate more and hope this issue will be the first of many venues where the will be able to do so."

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Cool (5, Informative)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#24539051)

It appears they've gone a bit further than just making the latest issue freely available, the archive [acm.org] is also online now. This is awesome, thanks! Many hours of engrossing reading there. :)

Real news (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24539079)

L'Oreal is making nigger whores look lighter [dailymail.co.uk] . WTF?

Re:Real news (2, Funny)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#24539143)

Well, thank god we have you to remind us what's really important, AC.

Re:Real news (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24541715)

Ops, just undoing a mod I gave accidently.

Don't forget... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24551451)

...to pay your $699 licensing fee you cock smoking teabaggers!

Re:Cool (4, Informative)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#24539095)

Small update -- no registration is required for the latest issue; for the archive there is a no charge reg required.

Re:Cool (1)

metiscus (1270822) | about 6 years ago | (#24539357)

The archive is not free.. you have to login and then you have to be a sigops member or have digital library access.

Re:Cool (2, Interesting)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#24539731)

or have digital library access.

Right, which requires a no-charge registration. Worked for me.

Re:Cool (2, Funny)

metiscus (1270822) | about 6 years ago | (#24539773)

You downloaded the full text of those articles?

Re:Cool (3, Informative)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#24539791)

Yes, I did.

Re:Cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24544275)

Well, it seems that ACM "fixed" that: I registered for a free web account but, logging with it, I am told I can't download any of the PDFs because "Your present login: XXXXX does not have access to this feature"

Excellent (3, Interesting)

fatalGlory (1060870) | about 6 years ago | (#24542455)

One of the things I love most about the Linux (and general open source) development paradigm is that researcher's get a great platform to start from and when they come up with new advances in OS technology, everyone can benefit from it as soon as its implemented.

Honestly, its the reason I tell people that a Windows/Mac Box is a home appliance and a Linux Box is a computer. When technology advances, Linux advances. Commercial OS vendors might take years to release a version with a new filesystem technology, etc.

Re:Excellent (1)

Super_Z (756391) | about 6 years ago | (#24545121)

When technology advances, Linux advances. Commercial OS vendors might take years to release a version with a new filesystem technology, etc.

I beg to differ. Consider ZFS, DTrace, LLVM, PAM, Bonjour and launchd/SMF. Embraced by Apple and Sun - shunned or slowly adapted by GNU/Linux and major distros. Given the amount of cool new thechnology in OpenSolaris, I'm surprised it hasn't become more popular.

Re:Excellent (1)

Yfrwlf (998822) | about 6 years ago | (#24548589)

More communication, like TFA, is needed so that new technologies will spread faster, and of course more OSS adoption will also help with this. Also, OSS can always use a healthy injection of outside-the-box thinkers. ;)

Re:Excellent (2, Interesting)

Grishnakh (216268) | about 6 years ago | (#24582929)

I beg to differ. Consider ZFS, DTrace, LLVM, PAM, Bonjour and launchd/SMF. Embraced by Apple and Sun

OK, and how quickly have they been adopted by Microsoft?

Adoption by Apple is one thing, but adoption by Sun is entirely another. For most individuals, a Sun machine isn't even an option. They're horrendously expensive, and they don't exactly have much software available. Same goes for OpenSolaris. Sure, you can download it and play with it, but is there a real distro out there that makes it as convenient as Ubuntu? Or do you have to compile everything yourself? Gentoo isn't exactly popular among even typical Linux users for exactly that reason: only serious die-hards want to compile all their own software, and at least Gentoo makes that fairly simple too, whereas OpenSolaris probably doesn't.

As for Apple, does your typical Mac OS X desktop use ZFS and Dtrace? No, didn't think so. So that isn't really a fair statement either.

An operating system for the human race (2, Interesting)

Dollyknot (216765) | about 6 years ago | (#24544439)

Making the source code for a public operating system closed ie secret, is just ignorance masked as greed. If when Microsoft released Windows 95, they had also released the source code, they would have had millions of programmers, improving it, updating it, making it suitable for use by the human race. Instead of which we only had thousands of programmers working on it

Instead what did we get?

We got the new windows washes cleaner syndrome, like who needs Win 95 when you can have Win 98. just as the bugs start to be got out of Win 98, Microsoft tells us you don't need Win 98, its old hat, you must buy the new improved Windows called Win Me, the same mean trick was worked with Win XP and now Vista. I jumped ship after Win Me.

The more that Academia and Industry realize the benefits and logic of open source, the better the future for our poor benighted planet.

Re:An operating system for the human race (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24555279)

Making the source code for a public operating system closed ie secret, is just ignorance masked as greed. If when Microsoft released Windows 95, they had also released the source code, they would have had millions of programmers, improving it, updating it, making it suitable for use by the human race. Instead of which we only had thousands of programmers working on it

Instead what did we get?

We got the new windows washes cleaner syndrome, like who needs Win 95 when you can have Win 98. just as the bugs start to be got out of Win 98, Microsoft tells us you don't need Win 98, its old hat, you must buy the new improved Windows called Win Me, the same mean trick was worked with Win XP and now Vista. I jumped ship after Win Me.

The more that Academia and Industry realize the benefits and logic of open source, the better the future for our poor benighted planet.

Why is the parent modded troll? I think she/he has a fair opinion.

Whither USENIX? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24549121)

This is a role that USENIX has historically played, are ACM and USENIX collaborating more now?

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