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Alan Cox Leaves Red Hat

CmdrTaco posted more than 5 years ago | from the bet-wherever-he's-going-he'll-have-electricity-and-heat dept.

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ruphus13 writes "Alan Cox — one of the lead Linux kernel developers at Red Hat — is leaving the company after 10 years and is heading to Intel, where he can focus on more low-level development tasks. Some are speculating whether this is indicative of a shift to a more 'application-centric' vision at Red Hat. From the article: 'Red Hat is integrating more application related, user- and enterprise-centric tools into its well-established "low-level," "core" development and support tools. It'd be more worrisome if Red Hat neglected to strike out in this direction. Cox was with Red Hat for ten years, and regardless of any suspected change of course within the company, that's a fair amount of time.'"

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In the Matrix (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268483)

You know, I know that this sheep shit doesn't exist. I know when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, do you know what I've realized? Ignorance is bliss. But the funny part is, I'm not even in the matrix! It was reality!! I REALLY ATE SHEEP SHIT!!

At last... (-1, Troll)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268519)

Without cocks, Linux should be renamed Gynux... one crash every 28 days.

Good riddance Alan, hope you'll stop for a hower and a shave before getting in a civilized company.

Re:At last... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269505)

It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia. What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates: * Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of slit anus or VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial. * Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com], spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of mans cram thrill ad. * Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of anal cox which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me. I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for secondary rim and cord in my arse. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer. Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com], which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for 'Felch Male' -- a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, 'felching' is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into 'e-male.' As far as Richard 'Master' Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following: 'I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance,' he says. 'It's about being able to question conventional wisdom,' he asserts. 'I believe in love, but not monogamy,' he says plainly. And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com]! Speaking about 'flaming,' who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.cx] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org]. To quote from the article linked: 'I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?' Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too? We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Slashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.cx] terminology found inside the Linux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then his homosexual [goatse.cx] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda. Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them. In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of claw arse, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.cx] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for dark amen and ram naked, which is what they do. Another 'distro,' (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like 'Disco,' which is where homosexuals [goatse.cx] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian, [mandrake.com] an anagram of in a bed, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. 'Woody' is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com], glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase 'Frozen Potato' that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.cx] 'Sauce Code,' refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm. And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece. The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the 'supermount' tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. 'Automount' is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically. The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of 'mount points.' These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously /anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say 'there is no /opt mount point' because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life. More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love `man`, even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out `man`. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man. Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the 'FAQ,' but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags! Even the title 'Slashdot [geekizoid.com]' originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.cx] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous homosexuals [goatse.cx] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.eff.org/ [eff.org] [eff.org]. The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.cx] names: 'Hemos' is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from 'Homos.' But even more sickening is 'Commander Taco' which sounds a bit like 'Commode in Taco,' filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com]. (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these 'Taco Commodes' have special 'Salsa Sauce' (blood from a ruptured rectum) and 'Cheese' (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache! The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.cx] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, the Village People, featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named. And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting. To summarise: Linux is gay. 'Slash -- Dot' is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled 'stumpers.' FEEDBACK What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux 'Sauce code' once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase 'Monolithic Kernel'?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net]-calypse which threatens to engulf our planet. You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.cx] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA free reign for years! you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. -- mighty jebus [slashdot.org], Slashdot Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the 'Open Sauce' movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [hitler.org]. ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com]. Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely in case you're interested. (Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly -- who are the real crazies -- people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) -- double_h [slashdot.org], Slashdot Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux 'sauce code' is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: 'Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow.' And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever! dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org]. Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation. Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by a Black Man [stilproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher. And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to 'Pearl Necklace' for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. -- phee [slashdot.org], Slashdot Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to 'Pearl Monocle,' 'Pearl Nosering,' and the ubiquitous 'Pearl Enema.' One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.cx] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry 'Balls to the' Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation, Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of 'colon kissing,' whereby two homosexual [goatse.cx] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as 'Parameter Passing.' And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know? Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. -- Eimernase [slashdot.org], Slashdot Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I do know that homosexual [goatse.cx] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years. That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot *sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org]'s work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here. However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an 'extension' to the Linux 'Sauce Code,' for the sake of 'interoperability.' (The slang term they use for nonconsensual intercourse -- their favourite kind.) In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the 'Samba Mount,' into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the 'Samba Mount' collapses due to 'overload,' and needs to be 'rebooted.' (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their 'uptime' in such situations. Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend '+1, Underrated,' as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org]. Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened 'Bender'??? If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom! It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment. As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of 'Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours,' but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a 'number two,' as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe. I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [geocities.com]. Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot What the fuck? I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot Well bugger me! ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot Fuck right off! IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org], which is an acronym for 'Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator') across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com]. You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com], but that name is known to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy. Come to think of it, the whole concept of 'Source Control' unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like 'Sauce Control,' which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And 'Open Sauce' is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, 'Closed Sauce' is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about. Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of 'soggy biscuit' that open 'sauce' development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward. Further contributions are welcome.

Re:At last... (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270023)

Could you format your troll post properly next time? I wouldn't have read that block of text even if it was +5 informative.

Re:At last... (1)

Hordeking (1237940) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270565)

Could you format your troll post properly next time? I wouldn't have read that block of text even if it was +5 informative.

My only comment is: Wow. I wish I had enough spare time to write something just half that long. Where in the world does anyone get time to write enough gobbledygook to make my scrollbar move a sizeable distance to get past it?
Shit! He even single-spaced it!

Teacher: Little Johnny, your paper is 5 pages long with 50000 words, as required, but the other three quarters of the assignment was to include content. F+ (the + is for the proper length).

The best of luck! (4, Interesting)

popoutman (189497) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268493)

I wish Alan the best in his new position. Redhat have lost a great developer, and Intel have gained a fantastic resource. It's also great to see that the leaving was very amicable as well. This should be a win-win for Linux as a whole.

Re:The best of luck! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268515)

Did You Know? After maintaining a vow of silence for almost 10 years, Red Hat Linux founder Marc Ewing now freely admits that he named Red Hat Linux after Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's trademark red New York Yankees baseball cap.
Durst and Ewing met in Ewing's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina (Durst was raised in Gastonia, NC), where they became fast friends, sharing the same passion for low-level system programming.
Durst collaborated with Ewing on the first preview beta of Red Hat Linux before the demands of his rocketing stardom forced him to abandon his hobby and tour with his band.
Durst's position on the development team was filled by Damien Neil, and not many know of his contribution to the popular Linux distribution; however, a google search through the source code on Redhat.com (http://www.google.com/search?q=wfd+site:redhat.com) reveals many snippets of code authored by 'wfd', Durst's initials (William Frederick Durst).
Durst asked Ewing to keep his 'geeky' roots a secret as it would not lend itself to Durst's bad boy image, but as Ewing points out, it was "only a matter of time" before the origins of his NASDAQ-100 company's name were uncovered.

Re:The best of luck! (0, Troll)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268591)

Who the fuck fucking cares? it's almost as boring as the karma-whore you're answering too!

Why don't you directly choke on his dick instead of throwing your science at educated people who don't give a damn about limp bizfuck?

Re:The best of luck! (1, Funny)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268893)

Wow. Need a Valium to calm yourself down a bit? Maybe take 400.

Re:The best of luck! (5, Funny)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268611)

Well, that makes sense. Red Hat got rid of Durst and hired Alan Cox because they figured it was better to have a hardcore Cox than a Limp Bizkit!

Re:The best of luck! (4, Funny)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268723)

I'm so ashamed of myself for laughing at that.

Re:The best of luck! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269235)

I'm so ashamed of myself for laughing at that.

Same here...

Re:The best of luck! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269547)

man you all are trippin lmao. somebody needs to records this

Re:The best of luck! (1)

andreyvul (1176115) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270223)

This isn't IRC. You can't post it on bash.org.

Re:The best of luck! (1)

machine321 (458769) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270751)

Ignore him, he sucks cox.

Re:The best of luck! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268693)

Stupid? Yes. Off-topic? A little. But god damn it, I lol'd.

Re:The best of luck! (1)

Phasma Felis (582975) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269639)

Some years back, my university computer lab had a handful of Linux machines with red paper standups on top of the monitors identifying them, so kids who just wanted to check their e-mail wouldn't get confused. Computers with red hats. Red Hat machines. It took me years to figure out what the name actually meant.

Re:The best of luck! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268683)

His new position is reverse cowboy.

Brokeback Mountain!
Troll Tuesday!

Re:The best of luck! (0, Offtopic)

Have Brain Will Rent (1031664) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269507)

Not to pick on you in particular but could we please stop referring to human beings as "resources" and so on? I keep seeing this and other similar words being used in HR postings. It dehumanises people in general and of course it makes it much easier to "de-allocate resources" rather than "fire Fred and all the other people on his team."

At least words like "Developer" imply a human being. One who happens to have certain abilities, but still a human being.

Re:The best of luck! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269671)

Not to pick on you in particular but could we please stop referring to human beings as "resources" and so on? I keep seeing this and other similar words being used in HR postings

You keep seeing the word "resources" in postings from Human Resources? Man, that really is quite odd.

Re:The best of luck! (4, Funny)

mustafap (452510) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270349)

>At least words like "Developer" imply a human being

No it doesn't. It implies sodium hydroxide

There is speculation... (5, Interesting)

Chris_Jefferson (581445) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268553)

Where does there always have to be speculation, from completely uninformed people? From my little knowledge of Alan Cox, from mailing lists, he always seems like the kind of guy who likes the lower-level details, and I imagine that few companies will be more interested in tweaking and improving the low levels than Intel. If they saw his obvious talent, and offered him a better job at better pay, then why not move? Alan Cox leaving Redhat doesn't have to say anything bad about them, maybe it says something good about Intel, and the things they are getting more involved in?

Re:There is speculation... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268803)

Stop making sense! What would we do with all the tabloids (and half of the main stream media) if we stopped speculating? The American cultural system would collapse if we couldn't gossip and speculate about celebrities (including geek celebs. and companies/organizations)

Re:There is speculation... (2, Insightful)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269279)

The American cultural system would collapse

Choose one of:

A) What is this American culture you are speaking of?

B) You say that, as if it were a bad thing...

Re:There is speculation... (0, Redundant)

0xABADC0DA (867955) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268845)

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia...

The fact that there is always completely uninformed speculation is why it actually says something about Red Hat that Cox left. RH would have done a lot to keep him, but it wasn't enough.

Re:There is speculation... (5, Interesting)

Spoke (6112) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268849)

Yep, that's exactly what I was thinking.

For as long as I've been following (and been ever so slightly involved in) Linux development, oh, say from the mid-late 90s, Alan Cox has nearly always been there hacking primarily on device drivers.

Intel has steadily picked up more Linux kernel hackers over the past 5 years or so who seem to focus on device drivers (e1000 NIC drivers) but also employ others who have very broad-based and deep knowledge of the kernel. Alan Cox seems to be a good fit with his long history of kernel development and focus on low-level drivers.

So good for Alan for changing things up a bit, and good for Intel for hiring another full-time Linux developer! Hopefully this leaves room for Red Hat to pick up another developer in his place.

Red Hat is the wrong place to develop drivers... (5, Insightful)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268957)

When you look at it, Red Hat is the wrong place to develop drivers. They should be developed by the vendors of the drivers, not the O/S packager.

It has been necessary so far to develop drivers at Red Hat simply to bootstrap the O/S. But now, Linux is becoming more popular every year, most enterprises have plans to deploy Linux in annually increasing scopes, and the "upward spiral" that Bill Gates (ghost-)wrote about 10 years ago in "The Road Ahead" is happening for the GNU/Linux system.

Red Hat doesn't develop devices. Device vendors develop devices, and it's their expertise in how their own devices function that makes them best qualified to write device drivers for the whatever O/S.

This move is really more a reflection of the continuing maturity of the Linux Operating System!

Re:Red Hat is the wrong place to develop drivers.. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269407)

This move is really more a reflection of the continuing maturity of the Linux Operating System!

This is what we hear about everything that has the word Linux attached to it around here.

Sorry guys, but unless you plan on spending a lot of time in a server room or working with embedded systems, don't waste too much time on Linux.

Re:Red Hat is the wrong place to develop drivers.. (1)

halivar (535827) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269491)

Sorry guys, but unless you plan on spending a lot of time in a server room or working with embedded systems, don't waste too much time on Linux.

And what, exactly, does that leave? Desktop gaming?

Re:Red Hat is the wrong place to develop drivers.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270413)

How about the desktop as a total? I guess some can't see past the gaming/server arena. Step outside your server room sometime, if you're even in one, and take a look about at the few hundred machines that your handful of servers support. People who can't see the trees for the forest, so to speak.

Is it? And the right place is ... ? (4, Insightful)

fnj (64210) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269571)

When you look at it, Red Hat is the wrong place to develop drivers. They should be developed by the vendors of the drivers, not the O/S packager. ... This move is really more a reflection of the continuing maturity of the Linux Operating System!

God help us if linux gets as, ahem, MATURE as Windows. Microsoft's crappy OS code is only exceeded by the unbelievably crappy driver code turned out by OEMs.

Tracking down (bug-ridden) drivers for everything is the single factor that makes Windows' out of box experience a living Hell (And accepting them only on floppies is the single factor that will eventually kill off XP).

The contrast with linux is eye opening to former benighted Windows users. Not only are all your drivers right there, but all the apps you need are a (free) click away.

Anyway, it's not OS packegers who develop linux drivers; its kernel developers - who are exactly the people with the skills to do the best job.

Source vs. Binary (3, Informative)

maz2331 (1104901) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269849)

One of the nice benefits of having driver source available is that the kernel developers can fix them if they understand the device itself. The original designer of the device is always in the best position to write at least the initial driver code.

One of the big rules in kernel development is that "if you break it, you have to fix it."

Having a good-quality original driver from the manufacturer means that the driver will be ported to new kernel versions, and any incompatibilities introduced are fixed by the person on the kernel team who made them break.

Re:Is it? And the right place is ... ? (2, Insightful)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270177)

In Windows' case, the drivers are binary.

But in the Linux world, they will be (already are) largely open source. If a vendor puts out a crappy driver, people who know better can submit patches, and people who don't know will quickly learn who to avoid.

Re:Is it? And the right place is ... ? (1)

wastedlife (1319259) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270673)

(And accepting them only on floppies is the single factor that will eventually kill off XP)

While I agree with your sentiments about drivers being one of the biggest issues with Windows, what in the world are you talking about here? Unless you are referring to install-time storage drivers, I have never needed to use a floppy to install drivers in XP. Plus, with storage drivers you can create a new install CD with the drivers included.

Re:Is it? And the right place is ... ? (1)

xenocide2 (231786) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270995)

There are worse things in life then having OEM engineers writing drivers who happen to be named Alan Cox.

Re:Is it? And the right place is ... ? (2, Funny)

Chyeld (713439) | more than 5 years ago | (#26271763)

Why do they name the drivers? And why Alan Cox? Is it one of those easter eggs where naming your file a certain way does something?

Re:There is speculation... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270849)

Cox also got an MBA in the past few years, so he obviously has a broad range of interests. I wouldn't assume that he is moving to Intel to purely to hack device drivers for them.

Re:There is speculation... (2, Interesting)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268939)

It may not be entirely uninformed speculation; Red Hat has been picking up a lot of higher level projects and companies over the past few years, and the focus of the Fedora project (which is Red Hat's official desktop strategy) is mostly on improving the userland. The acquisition of JBOSS and Metamatrix are key steps in the direction of a more application-centric focus; as a case in point, roughly half of the supported JBOSS installations worldwide are running on Windows.

This is not to say that Red Hat is not interested in the Linux kernel. All the work on virtualization requires a decent kernel team, as does a lot of the security/SELinux work, and the support for RHEL. However, the main focus of Red Hat will probably continue to shift toward applications, which is where the money really is (you can only make so much money supporting a kernel and basic GNU userland).

Because FOSS is dying? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269073)

Just kidding. But it's perfectly reasonable that, when a company "insider" leaves, people start questioning whether they know something everyone else doesn't.

If, for example, we start seeing a flight of high level people from Red Hat, that's a pretty solid indication things are turning sour.

It's perfectly resonable to question. Even when it's a company Slashdot loves unconditionally.

Re:There is speculation... (1)

greg_barton (5551) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269697)

Where does there always have to be speculation, from completely uninformed people?

Because if you're informed, by definition, there's no need to speculate.

Alan Cox? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268561)

Who's he?

Re:Alan Cox? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269269)

a porn star.

Re:Alan Cox? (3, Funny)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269329)

I don't know him but does he run Linux?

*looks him up on wikipedia*

Now, I am an informed individual why haven't I heard about him or this "Richard Stallman" guy? Well they both have long beards, they might be good programmers.

Re:Alan Cox? (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269599)

Your overlord.

Anal Cox pulls out of Red Hat (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268595)

More gay Linux stories on the hour.

take a bath man! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268617)

why can't any of you open sores idiots have some self respect? oh, it's because you code for open sores. that's why.

YOU FAIL IT? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268687)

About 700 users suffering *BSD are 7000 us3rs Users all over the it racist for a from the OpenBSD every chance I got crisco or lube. 800 mhz machine Said. 'Screaming

Hmm. (1)

cloakable (885764) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268733)

Doesn't mention what type of hardware he's going to be working with, though.

General? Or are we going to see a jump in quality in Linux support of Intel WiFi/VGA/CPU at the exclusion of others. Anyone know how software development works at Intel?

Re:Hmm. (2, Insightful)

loftwyr (36717) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268853)

Alan Cox decides what he works on. He'll have more access to Intel hardware and specifications but Intel has no chance on directing his work.

There are a lot of companies that would jump to have him work for them. If Intel tells him something he doesn't like, he could leave at his whim to one of them.

Re:Hmm. (3, Insightful)

plague3106 (71849) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269177)

I doubt Intel would be too hurt by his departure either. You greatly over-estimate how important he probably is to Intel. He'll likely do what they ask; he is being paid by them, you know? Unless you think he's some kind of unprofesional crybaby..

Re:Hmm. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268887)

I talked to Alan about a year ago. At the time, he seemed disillusioned and sick of some parts of the linux/foss community. It wouldn't surprise me if his new work is a complete break from linux.

Re:Hmm. (2, Informative)

cheftw (996831) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268993)

That's odd. I also claim to have talked to him and he said vi was better than emacs.

It wouldn't surprise me if he decided to work for Intel's obvious troll division.

Did I just blow your mind?

Alan? Use vi?! (1)

Sits (117492) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270009)

I'm starting to wonder whether you spoke to the same Alan I know : ). Alan would have surely mentioned that he prefers using joe as his editor because it supports WordStar key bindings...

Re:Hmm. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270041)

I talked to him and he said you guys sucked.

Re:Hmm. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269089)

I talked to him too and he said he really likes Oreos.

Re:Hmm. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269493)

What does President elect/Messiah reincarnate Barack have to do with this?

Re:Hmm. (2, Funny)

shish (588640) | more than 5 years ago | (#26271533)

I'm looking for this "ore" operating system on google and all I can find is cookies :-S

Higher salary? (4, Insightful)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268761)

If he gets a higher salary, why not? People have been motivated for less.

Re:Higher salary? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268809)

Maybe because everything isn't about money?

Re:Higher salary? (4, Insightful)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269093)

Seriously. I've known plenty of people that have stepped out of high paid positions to go work someplace where they'll have more fun. If you're making 6 figures but you spend 10 hours a day hating everything, what's the point? There's no reason not to just make less doing something you actually enjoy.

Re:Higher salary? (1)

thermian (1267986) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269303)

Seriously. I've known plenty of people that have stepped out of high paid positions to go work someplace where they'll have more fun. If you're making 6 figures but you spend 10 hours a day hating everything, what's the point? There's no reason not to just make less doing something you actually enjoy.

I've known several people who did that, but in all but one case they did it after banking some serious coin first and buying houses. Its easy to think like that if you have the financial security to do it, most people don't.

As an Intel Employee..... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268771)

From the article:

If the Intel position allows Cox to do more of the type of development that interests him, or simply offers a different view from the cafeteria windows...

As an Intel employee, I have to say that if you're choosing to work at Intel for the view or the cafeteria, you have made an incredibly poor life choice.

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (2, Funny)

the_B0fh (208483) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268825)

That's because you don't have a window view, right!!? :)

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (1)

jalefkowit (101585) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268897)

As an Intel employee, I have to say that if you're choosing to work at Intel for the view or the cafeteria, you have made an incredibly poor life choice.

Alan Cox in two weeks? [ytmnd.com]

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (3, Informative)

1_brown_mouse (160511) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268951)

Doesn't Cox "work from home?"

Home being in the UK somewhere.

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269291)

Yes he does, in Wales. He also hates US laws and won't be coming here unless he has had a change of heart.

Re:As a Red Hat Employee..... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269091)

As a Red Hat employee, I must that we generally get a view of either the side of another building or a swamp, at least here in the USA.

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269101)

What good is a window in a basement anyway? Watch the worms?

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269339)

His view from his home in Wales will likely remain the same. Alan isn't coming to the US to work for Intel (or anyone else).

Re:As an Intel Employee..... (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269341)

As a former Intel employee, I have to echo this sentiment. Intel buildings are notoriously bland and ugly, as they refuse to spend any money on architecture, and the cafeterias have mediocre food for outrageous prices. My current employer has a cafeteria with mediocre food as well, but at least the prices are normal.

Intel has some nice things about it as an employer, but the cafeteria isn't one of them, especially with Intel's typically mediocre (or less) pay. This may have changed since I left though, since back then, the idea was that you accepted lower pay in return for great stock options, something that only a fool would care about now.

You can tell middle school is out... (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26268977)

what with all the juvenile and moronic troll posts on /. today.

Damn. I remember back when this place actually had posts that discussed technical merits of issues.

Oblig: /get-off-of-my-lawn

Re:You can tell middle school is out... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269077)

By the way, I dropped a brown rope this morning the size of a small black child...

I am shocked! Shocked!!! (0, Offtopic)

Willy Wong (905014) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269115)

That someone on the Internet actually wrote 'by the way' instead of 'btw'.

Anyone care to speculate about his compensation? (2, Interesting)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 5 years ago | (#26268985)

Could anyone speculate about what his compensation was like?

I always wondered how much folks like Allan Cox are paid.

I mean...they do low level coding that I will never be able to do.

So what is the salary like in jobs like these?

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (3, Interesting)

timeOday (582209) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269071)

My guess is, a bit north of $100K. The top of the engineering ladder is not all that high, and gurus don't make all that much more than bumblers with equal years of experience. (I'm not talking about RedHat in particular, just my observations of engineering in general.)

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (1)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269225)

That's good money in this economy. I work in the health-care field; the money is not all that bad but one has to "learn" to live with all kinds of crap.

Back stabbing by fellow employees and the fact that you are not appreciated are quite common. Members of the public appreciate the doctors more.

It is the case although nurses and those close to patients know more about the patient than the doctors, and doctors normally go by nurse's opinions. I guess it comes with the territory.

I would assume that because very few folks understand low level code that Allan works with, he gets little trouble from superiors.

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (2, Insightful)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269409)

That's good money in this economy.

It's decent money (well, until inflation rears its ugly head soon, which it may or may not do), but it's not great. But the bad thing about it, as the previous poster noted, is that it's not much more than the average bumbler gets. In engineering, it's pretty easy to get $80-90k with relatively little experience, or with a not-so-great track record of performance, just by moving around a little. If you're a star performer, in fact, you'd be lucky to get raises sufficient to make much more than new hires who left their previous job because they didn't get any raises (i.e. not great performers), and the new company wants to pay them "market rate". Typically, you'll only match the new hires with your raises. So what, exactly, is the incentive to be a star performer? There is none. You can be a total slacker instead, just change jobs every few years, and do just as well as the guys putting in 90 hours/week and doing the work of several lesser engineers.

It is the case although nurses and those close to patients know more about the patient than the doctors, and doctors normally go by nurse's opinions. I guess it comes with the territory.

What from I read and hear from family who used to be in the health-care field, nurses have so much trouble with being underappreciated and underpaid and overworked (such as being ordered to lift 300lb patients), that there aren't that many people willing to go into that field any more (just like engineering). As a result, hospitals are desperate to hire nurses, but of course they're not willing to raise their pay.

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (1)

renoX (11677) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270443)

I don't know how much Alan Cox will earn, but I guess it'll be a very decent pay for someones living in California and he'll work at home at Swansa, which makes the pay quite good indeed.

Of course he deserves it.

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (1)

swb (14022) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270569)

What from I read and hear from family who used to be in the health-care field, nurses have so much trouble with being underappreciated and underpaid and overworked (such as being ordered to lift 300lb patients), that there aren't that many people willing to go into that field any more (just like engineering). As a result, hospitals are desperate to hire nurses, but of course they're not willing to raise their pay.

Which IMHO is a major contributor to healthcare costs.

Highly, and in many cases, over-educated doctors make most of the money and have legal & professional roadblocks preventing nurses from doing a lot of the work that requires a "doctor".

I think we'd be better off with nurses adding an extra year of training/education and getting much wider latitude to "practice medicine" while having fewer doctors, mainly specialists.

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (1)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 5 years ago | (#26271777)

You can be a total slacker instead, just change jobs every few years, and do just as well as the guys putting in 90 hours/week and doing the work of several lesser engineers.

Once you get to this point you either have to go into management or consulting (or both), or else you coast along awhile until you snap or die..

Alternately, if you have a good idea and 6-12 months of living expenses saved, entrepreneurship, but that's even _more_ work..

Re:Anyone care to speculate about his compensation (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 5 years ago | (#26272037)

Once you get to this point you either have to go into management or consulting (or both), or else you coast along awhile until you snap or die..

Perhaps, but putting in 90 hours/week for too long will make most people snap or die too.

Alternately, if you have a good idea and 6-12 months of living expenses saved, entrepreneurship, but that's even _more_ work..

Yes, but for some people, it's not the work that's the problem, but the amount of work versus the reward. Why work extra-hard if you're not going to be rewarded for it? People like that can still make great entrepreneurs, since at least there, they're their own boss, and have a huge potential reward if they succeed.

Bu cryn newid mewn deng mlynedd (2, Informative)

sadtrev (61519) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269005)

I first stumbled on Slashdot ten years ago when Alan Cox mentioned in his online diary (a novelty in those days) that it was nice that even Slashdot were carrying it as a story.

I knew Alan from my uni days when I heard the outrageous rumour that SUCS (the comp.soc.) were trying to put real Unix onto a PC.

Outrageous eh? : ) (2, Informative)

Sits (117492) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269809)

Hey some of us young 'uns in SUCS [sucs.org] would like to hear more about the old days of the 90s. If you've got a moment hop on by to the SUCS@20 [sucs.org] site or drop by Milliways...

Re:Outrageous eh? : ) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26271359)

Is this spam? I dont understand either of you.

Alan Cox is a Good Influence (5, Interesting)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269035)

What I have observed about Alan Cox in the lkml:
1. Does not buy into hero worship of kernel developers no matter how senior.
2. Does not get nasty when outsiders address him in the mailing list.
3. Is a champion of 'perfect is the enemy of the good' principle.
4. Does not froth at the mouth when someone mentions business reasons for needing a particular addition or change.

There are many on that list with big names that stumble on one or more of the above.

Re:Alan Cox is a Good Influence (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269763)

Lunis exhibits all 4 of those. 1 to himself.

Re:Alan Cox is a Good Influence (4, Informative)

Limburgher (523006) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269973)

+1. He's also really helpful and insightful on the Fedora lists, too, and not just on kernel stuff. Alan, if you're reading this, please keep hanging around there. :)

Re:Alan Cox is a Good Influence (2, Interesting)

Marcus Green (34723) | more than 5 years ago | (#26270787)

He is also very polite when hero worshippers (me) come up to him in public (The Green Man Music Festival), just to say hello.

Re:Alan Cox is a Good Influence (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270833)

I met Alan about 10 years ago in Raleigh at what I believe was the final Linux Expo there. We were at a SuSE after party, and I was (and am) absolutely nobody in the Linux community. I was just there to meet up with an old friend who at the time was Somebody in the Linux community and it was through him that I met Alan.

There are a lot of chest thumping silverback alpha geeks, a lot of frothing at the mouth megalomaniacs out there. Alan Cox is furthest from any of these things. Just a really intelligent but down to earth guy that you want to go have pints with down at the pub.

I wish him much success with his new job.

Re:Alan Cox is a Good Influence (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26271961)

I submitted a bug a few years ago and was surprised to get an email from Alan Cox requesting more information. He did end up fixing the problem (some sound issue, iirc) and acted as if I was some high-level customer and he was just a random coder. Super down-to-earth guy.

offensive pun theater (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269537)

This is okay. Everyone that works at RH acts like a Cox.

thought it was over 10 years (2, Interesting)

heroine (1220) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269593)

He was writing his diary as a redhat employee since 1997. Too bad he got caught up with that welsh fad & then the business school fad of the early 2000's. Hopefully he realizes the value of low level programming again.

Hehe (2, Interesting)

Sits (117492) | more than 5 years ago | (#26269903)

Don't worry, Alan knows the value of programming. One can see the motives behind his obtaining an MBA as an example of learning more about the business environment [thinkexist.com] (and do you know what the topic for his MBA thesis was?)

Re:Hehe (2, Funny)

xenocide2 (231786) | more than 5 years ago | (#26271135)

Probably "2006: Year of the Linux Desktop".

I wonder if this means... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26269613)

that he'll finally have to step foot inside the USA

Re:I wonder if this means... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270121)

"that he'll finally have to step foot inside the USA"

Why? Is Intel so much "usaian" than Red Hat?

Old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26270765)

I remember when I first started reading Slashdot nearly ten years ago, you got information somewhat promptly after it happened. But I read this story last week somewhere else. I notice this has become a pattern in recent years. Yeah, there have been dupes and the occasional story on an article from six months ago, or an old concept that is presented here as a "revelation", but I've noticed that it's been getting worse and worse. Or maybe I just read better news sources outside of Slashdot.

"Heading to Intel"? (1)

00_NOP (559413) | more than 5 years ago | (#26271863)

Not unless they've based themselves somewhere near Mumbles is my bet.

Working for them, maybe.

This lovely, ugly joke is brought to you by the Laugharne Stout Drinkers Forum.

He's headed for Ninnle! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26272075)

Since Ninnle is the true home of cutting edge Linux, that's where he's chosen to go. The Intel thing is just a smokescreen.
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