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Linux 2.6.36 Released

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the download-compile-reboot-repeat dept.

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diegocg writes "Version 2.6.36 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes support for the Tilera architecture, a new filesystem notification interface called fanotify, CIFS local caching, support for Intel Intelligent Power Sharing in i3/5 systems, integration of the kernel debugger and KMS, inclusion of the AppArmor security system, a redesign of workqueues optimized for concurrency, and several new drivers and small improvements. See the full changelog here for more details."

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First Post (-1, Redundant)

Jorl17 (1716772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973092)

All your hopes of first post are belong to me!

Re:First Post (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973116)

2.6.36-th post :)

Great... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973294)

Another Linsux kernel. When are you open sores fanboi's going to use a real OS like Windows 7 which uses the far superior NT kernel?

Re:Great... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973414)

I'm using it right now.

Re:Great... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973496)

Hey. It's still me, Anonymous Coward. I take back everything I just said. Linux is awesome. And my penis is small.

Re:Great... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974256)

Disregard that, I suck cocks.

Re:Great... (-1, Offtopic)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974144)

Put the chair down, Steve.

But while you're here, can you make Windows 8 so that when I cold boot the machine it comes up in the state I left it when I powered down, like Linux does? That's just one thing I'd like you guys to do to try and catch up with Linux, there are a lot more things you need to improve before you even come close.

Thanks.

Re:Great... (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974444)

...so that when I cold boot the machine it comes up in the state I left it when I powered down, like Linux does?

I'm not sure what you mean here. (Maybe because I don't run Windows.) Linux always boots in a "known-good" state - which is exactly the way I like it. I really hate it when I see fag-ends or other artifacts of previous sessions appearing in a new session after reboot.

Re:First Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973972)

lol.. touche my good man.

Sounds like 2.6.36 has one of everything. I'm going to have to start building my own, because I already have a kitchen sink.

what i like about kernel releases... (4, Funny)

underqualified (1318035) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973150)

linus trolling on everyone that disagrees with him...

Re:what i like about kernel releases... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973512)

i don't agree with you...

Re:what i like about kernel releases... (1)

NotBorg (829820) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974548)

Well it would be easier to agree with him had Linus actually trolled about anything in the release announcement.

The only thing that comes close to trolling was his mater-of-fact accounting of the status of fanotify. It's not much of a troll considering that fanotify was set to be a one of the bigger bullet points of the release and got yanked at the last moment. It was worth mentioning. Also considering that it was yanked because of an oh shit [lkml.org] late in the cycle he certainly could have been more pointed if he wanted to be.

If he were trolling it certainly was some of the weakest trolling to be had. He certainly wasn't the one using the "shit" word to describe the situation.

Fanotify disabled in this version (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973176)

Because of desagreement in the ABI the fanotify is disabled in this kernel.

Re:Fanotify disabled in this version (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973722)

How about fanboify?

Re:Fanotify disabled in this version (2, Funny)

schon (31600) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974058)

That would be enabled by default in Mach. /me ducks

Re:Fanotify disabled in this version (1)

xtracto (837672) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973932)

desagreement

Shit... these kernel level nomenclatures and intricacies are so over my head.

news for gnurds? (5, Funny)

digitalsushi (137809) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973188)

This is why I come here.

Actually, I'll come back in 4 hours and read the top comments not modded funny. That's why I come here.

They should make a slashdot that's just about linux projects, nasa/physics stuff, and DIY routers. Like slashdot vintage. It'd be classy. Elastic band jeans and plaid tie dress code. God I miss the good old days. *pours mad dog 20/20 on anti-static carpeting*

Re:news for gnurds? (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973322)

Sounds like you just need to set up a view to filter the articles you see.

Except the DIY routers, we're all the way up to DIY Internet.

Re:news for gnurds? (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973378)

I miss not having to post replies to threads in this tiny, postage-stamp form field. "Quote Parent" is just not enough feature benefit to justify how ugly and unusable this has become!

Re:news for gnurds? (2, Informative)

maxume (22995) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973758)

Click the prefs button on the bottom left of the comments page. Unclick the 'Dynamic Discussions' and then click save.

That seems to be the only way to access that pref, and it is sort of fun that they went ahead and created a new pref, rather than continuing to respect the 'Enable classic comments' pref.

Re:news for gnurds? (1)

Jesse_vd (821123) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973966)

If you used google chrome, you could grab the anchor at the bottom of this form field and make it as big as you like

Re:news for gnurds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974454)

Or Firefox 4.

Re:news for gnurds? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974032)

I don't know which browser you use but with Safari I get a textarea roughly 855x260 pixels.

And yet? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973202)

But can it play fullscreen flash video smoothly yet? Do we have stable APIs and ABIs? Can we ditch the dozens of competing audio APIs? In other words, Loonix is still garbage.

Re:And yet? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973232)

In other words, Loonix is not ready for the mainstream desktop user.

There, fixed that for you

Re:And yet? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973402)

In other words, Loonix is not ready for anyone but obese basement-dwellers who think they are 1337 and sticking it to dah man by using Loonix.

FTFY.

Re:And yet? (5, Insightful)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973436)

But can it play fullscreen flash video smoothly yet?

The problem that prevents flash from playing fullscreen is that it's closed source crap, not that Linux is in any way incomplete.

Re:And yet? (1, Informative)

Desler (1608317) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973480)

The problem that prevents flash from playing fullscreen is that it's closed source crap

So that's why Gnash plays videos so much better? Oh wait, it's actually worse.

not that Linux is in any way incomplete.

No, the problem isn't incompleteness it's the fact that one has to traverse a jungle of incompatible audio and video APIs to make sure it even works at all across the various distributions.

Re:And yet? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973548)

Hey moron, FLASH IS CLOSED SOURCE CRAP. WHAT PART OF THAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

Open-source re implementations of closed source crap is still going to be crap because they don't know the particulars.

Now stop trolling. I know Microsoft has probably paid you to do so, but we all know that so stop pretending.

Re:And yet? (3, Informative)

abigor (540274) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973988)

Actually, all the relevant particulars of Flash are openly available (see Adobe's Open Screen project). The big exception is Sorenson Spark, but that's already available via ffmpeg. Basically, Gnash just isn't there yet.

Re:And yet? (5, Interesting)

chrb (1083577) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974570)

No, the problem isn't incompleteness it's the fact that one has to traverse a jungle of incompatible audio and video APIs to make sure it even works at all across the various distributions.

Then how come mplayer works on every common Linux distribution, and has been able to do smooth fullscreen video for as long as I can remember?

Re:And yet? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973788)

May we conclude the same thing about iOS based on this logic, too? If Flash isn't considered 'necessary' for Linux, why should it be deemed 'necessary' for any other device or platform?

I'm still waiting to see the open source community's "Thank You!" to Steve Jobs for helping to start the demise of Flash on the web. After all - closed source is never good, so making a device that publishers want to target which doesn't allow them to use shitty flash technology is a great win for the consumer - isn't it? Or are you all just bent that Apple is succeeding in doing something you've never been able to accomplish despite all the flowery, toe-jam-eating rhetoric Stallman spouts?

Re:And yet? (1)

ryantmer (1748734) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974124)

Wait, wait, wait. You're praising Apple for helping get rid of something closed-source? Really? Apple?

Re:And yet? (1)

abigor (540274) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974224)

Yes Apple, the same company that runs this site: http://www.opensource.apple.com/ [apple.com] They are big contributors and users of open source.

Re:And yet? (1)

ryantmer (1748734) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974424)

Yes, they support open-source, but they are by no means supporters of openness. They certainly aren't "liberating" users by going against Flash.

Re:And yet? (1)

abigor (540274) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974566)

Fair enough. I was responding in the context of open/close source code, not openness as an abstract concept.

Re:And yet? (2, Insightful)

xtracto (837672) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973956)

But can it play fullscreen flash video smoothly yet?

The problem that prevents flash from playing fullscreen is that it's closed source crap, not that Linux is in any way incomplete.

Yup, that's 100% Adobe's fault... and also 100% Linux problem.

Re:And yet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974296)

Enough of Flash is an open standard for an implementation to exist on Linux that could play full screen video.

It's just that nobody has bothered to do so because arcane features nobody on earth cares about are more fun to work on.

Re:And yet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973552)

haha it went over their heads

Re:And yet? (5, Insightful)

underqualified (1318035) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973736)

linux doesn't have poor support for flash. flash has poor support for linux.

Re:And yet? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974560)

Linux doesn't have poor support for desktop users. Desktop users have poor support for Linux.

Re:And yet? (3, Informative)

0123456 (636235) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973816)

But can it play fullscreen flash video smoothly yet?

Yes.

Well, Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop certainly doesn't seem to have any problem playing full screen Flash video. However, flash does hog the audio so I have to kill the damn thing if I want to play sound from anything else.

If there's one valid complaint in your post it's the crappy state of audio on Linux.

Re:And yet? (2, Insightful)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974504)

it's the crappy state of both kinds of audio on Linux. that's the only place in the GNU/Linux realm where having choices don't seem to be a good idea (when they're both bad)

Re:And yet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974594)

Linux sound isn't so bad if you use PulseAudio.

Re:And yet? (1)

mcneely.mike (927221) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974336)

But can it play fullscreen flash video smoothly yet? Do we have stable APIs and ABIs? Can we ditch the dozens of competing audio APIs? In other words, Loonix is still garbage.

But can it go a single day without getting a virus yet? Can we see the source code? Can we get something that doesn't have to be so totally locked down at work (to avoid said viruses) that everything we try to do takes 3 times as long and we cannot even access our gmail accounts?

In other words, Windows is still garbage.

Did you even read Linus' release notice? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973206)

fanotify syscalls are disabled because people still can't agree on the API.

Whether a file has changed = complex? (4, Interesting)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973406)

What the hell is it with file notification? It never seems to be reliable or stable. There was inotify, dnotify, fsnotify, fam, gamin, incrond... and since fam/gamin always ended up using 100% CPU or causing other problems, I've just avoided the whole idea, even though I regularly think of situations that I could use incrond in.

I would have thought that setting a flag/triggering an event when a file was altered would be a matter of adding a small queue/bit system for events and about one line of code to vfs functions that modify files, but obviously not.

So... does anyone use incrond and get good, reliable results? Will fanotify help at all?

Re:Whether a file has changed = complex? (2, Interesting)

gratuitous_arp (1650741) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973962)

I've used incron on production boxen heavily over the past couple years and haven't noticed any problems with it, personally.

fanotify looks pretty sweet, though. Eric Paris made a sort of introductory post about it last year, which is a good read:

http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/24/242 [lkml.org]

Particularly interesting is his idea of adding 'rename' events. This would mean you could implement something like 'updatedb' in realtime, and always have current results for 'locate'. Not sure if the rename events made it in or not, still digging around.

Re:Whether a file has changed = complex? (-1, Offtopic)

statusbar (314703) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974056)

Is this a case of linux kernel developers copying features that are in the Mac OS X darwin kernel?

Re:Whether a file has changed = complex? (1)

gratuitous_arp (1650741) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974308)

I dunno, I have no idea what's in the darwin kernel. If you're interested, you could ask him in e-mail how he got the idea. An event for renamed files doesn't seem that difficult to come up with independently, though.

Re:Whether a file has changed = complex? (5, Insightful)

GooberToo (74388) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974598)

Is this a case of linux kernel developers copying features that are in the Mac OS X darwin kernel?

Doubtful. This is really an area of natural evolution. Meaning, first to market, if that is in fact really the case, hardly means everyone else is copying what is really an obvious and extremely simple idea.

For example, planes needed to go faster. Solution, make them more aerodynamic. When everyone started making planes more aerodynamic, does that really mean everyone copied the first to do so? Hardly. It means, they all understood the problem and someone was simply first to market.

Now if you have something which indicates the APIs on OSX are particularly clever in exposing this feature and that everyone is copying those APIs, you might have a point, but I don't see you arguing that position.

Believe it or not, humanity frequently, independently, suffers from a natural progression of ideas. The fact that this occurs more or less validates no one is copying.

Case in point: I want to know when a file changes. In what ways can a file change? Those are natural progressions in seeking a solution to an extremely common problem. If you answer my question, does that you too are copying?

Re:Whether a file has changed = complex? (4, Interesting)

abigor (540274) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974176)

fanotify seems interesting because it allows you to watch for arbitrary events on a global basis without specifying which file descriptors you want to watch. It seems to pass the actual file descriptor back to the original object. You read events via getsockopt().

So, for example, it's very easy to say "notify me of all file open events", for example.

You can also do the opposite of a global watch, of course, and have it watch for specific file events, much like inotify.

As I understand it, fanotify came about because of vendor demand for an efficient, non-hackish way to watch for arbitrary filesystem events without ever specifying precise files, paths, etc. An example would be malware vendors.

Re:Whether a file has changed = complex? (5, Insightful)

Late Adopter (1492849) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974362)

There was inotify, dnotify, fsnotify, fam, gamin, incrond... and since fam/gamin always ended up using 100% CPU or causing other problems

Of those, only inotify and dnotify were userspace-facing solutions in the stock kernel. Fsnotify was a backend, intentionally preparing the way for fanotify, and it was never intended to be used directly. Fam and gamin are third-party, and unless you know you specifically need them, you should avoid. Incrond is a great userspace program to use inotify... but not an alternative to anything in that list.

Dnotify was something of an embarrassment, but inotify's been with us a while and it's worked well. Fanotify is an evolution of that, to fix architectural problems that have led to race conditions and scalability concerns. Inotify (and dnotify) is being reimplemented on top of it, so if the inotify interface doesn't cause any problems for you, plan to continue using it (and incrond if you like)!

The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (0, Offtopic)

VincenzoRomano (881055) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973482)

The problem is in the fragmentation of distributions and the fragmentation in the GUI.
Fragmentation of resources (both human and economic), I mean.

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (2, Insightful)

0123456 (636235) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973770)

The problem is in the fragmentation of distributions and the fragmentation in the GUI.

True. We should only have one auto manufacturer making one model of car too, because having so many companies selling so many different types of car is terribly confusing.

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

VincenzoRomano (881055) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973840)

Or having 1 hundred, none ready for every day usage at the very best. Distros or car brands at your choice.

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (2, Insightful)

squizzar (1031726) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974360)

I use my linux desktop at work every day, and my linux laptop at home every day. My wireless router runs linux every day, and the several embedded products I'm working on run linux every day (when I haven't broken something...).

I have a car and a motorcycle that I can use to get to work or wherever every day. Neither are suitable for transporting cattle, but then that's not an issue for me. Your reasoning is that because you presumably have some situation for which no distribution fits your needs then all distributions are not ready for daily usage?

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973930)

How about having many manufacturers procude one model of car and one model of truck? That would standardize parts and lower the cost. We get to keep competition with the multiple manufacturers and they get a better cost per part because of the higher production quantities.

Then again, if everybody sells the exact same thing, we'll probably get price collusion problems. Maybe standardize all the structural and mechanical parts and let them customize the exterior panels and interior features (A/C or not, MP3 player or not, almond crunch or crunchy frog).

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973960)

Hey dumbass !! Did he say ONE Linux would be better? NO !! He said it's FRAGMENTED. That means there are too many. Why does the solution to fragmentation always have to be ONE version instead?

Troll.

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

0123456 (636235) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974292)

Hey dumbass !! Did he say ONE Linux would be better? NO !! He said it's FRAGMENTED. That means there are too many. Why does the solution to fragmentation always have to be ONE version instead?

Troll.

So what is the ONE TRUE CORRECT NUMBER of Linux versions? Two? Three? Six? Forty-Two?

What should be the punishment for anyone who decides to release a new distro once we have the ONE TRUE CORRECT NUMBER of distros? Burning at the stake? Removal of git commit privileges?

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (2, Insightful)

at_slashdot (674436) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973846)

What makes you think that people who work on a distribution would work on another if there wouldn't be for the one that they work on? Since they are not doing it now it means they have reasons not to do it.

That applies in corporate world too, do you think that people who work for Apple would work for Microsoft if there wouldn't be Apple?

And here we were actually talking about a new version of the kernel, not about any distribution, why do you troll?

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973870)

This article is about the kernel. If you have problems with your GUI, take it up with your distro.

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

jlebrech (810586) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974116)

Linux IS the kernel. I think what you are refering to is GNU/Linux Bitch!! ;)

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974194)

Do you know a distro which is not GNU?

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (0, Troll)

VincenzoRomano (881055) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974252)

The problem is not the GNU collection. It's the fact that every distro team spends a lot of efforts to make it unique. Instead of making it working. Like the *BSD distros.

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

Alwin Henseler (640539) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974152)

(cue many replies about how this is a good thing)

Agreed. If you look at how many Linux distro's there are, where they came from / how they are built, there are essentially a small number: some Fedora (.rpm) based, some Debian (.deb) based, some Slackware (plain .tar.gz), and a small number of distro's that have their own system for building packages from source (Gentoo & a few others).

Beyond that, practically all other distro's are just one of those above, with a specific package selection, a set of distro-specific patches applied to various packages, and customized artwork / default settings (like default user language). IMHO it would be a great advance if the Linux distro landscape could be reduced to just that: a small number of 'mother distros', and then for every other distro simply a pack of files that determines what makes that distro different from the one it's derived from. Distro's that deviate just a bit would have a small & easily maintained 'modification pack', distro's that move further away from their parent would have a bigger / more elaborate 'modification pack'.

That way there could be much more sharing of resources like package repositories, bug databases, programmer's time, etc, etc, versus each distro re-inventing their own wheels & having their own system for handling things that other distro's do as well. Maybe it wouldn't be possible to share binary packages (due to different compile flags & patches applied), but it could be possible to share a single build system, and a single source tree for all Linux distro's. Where each distro would consist of a set of patches against that source tree, a set of compile options, and a set of options that decide how the built binaries are divided over packages (and into CD images etc). With the custom artwork & distro-specific settings included somewhere along the build process.

And if there would ever be the chance of agreeing on a single package format, even those 'mother distros' might be integrated into one. But of course that's just daydreaming, another bridge too far that'll never happen because distro maintainers are stubborn people who want to do things their own way... (sigh)

Re:The problem with Linux is not the kernel! (1)

siride (974284) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974406)

It's like you *almost* get that there really are only a few distros, but then miss the upshot of that. The upshot is that the hundreds or thousands of other distros are irrelevant when it comes to why, e.g., Linux graphics suck or software distribution is hard. Nobody cares or pays attention to those one-off distros or super-custom distros. They are expected to maintain their own stuff. Developers target the main distros and that's about it. Since the main distros use more or less the same software, even that's not as big of a problem as it's made out to be.

Offtopic? (1)

VincenzoRomano (881055) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974314)

The offtopic mod is offtopic on its own!
The new kernels are OK since long now. A few new things and a lot more fixes. But what's that for if the distros are leaving it behind as well as creating a whole new mess with their idiosyncracies.

But ... (5, Funny)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973494)

I thought linux was up to version 10.10? (Maverick something)

Re:But ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973608)

Please for the love of everything good let parent be trolling or making an impossibly bad joke. I'd hate to think Fark has finally come on over.

Re:But ... (4, Informative)

Randwulf (997659) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973656)

Ubuntu, a distribution that uses (some version) of the Linux kernel, is up to 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). The latest version of the Linux kernel to be released is 2.6.36.

Re:But ... (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973952)

Maverick uses 2.6.35, but it's easy to get the new kernel. I've run the rc versions under Maverick and Lucid and they've been decent.

Re:But ... (1)

xaoslaad (590527) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973898)

fail. You're the guy that goes into a job interview, tells them you run linux 10.10, and wonders for 3 months more why you didn't get the job. Hopefully you're joking and know the difference between the kernel and a distribution.

Changelog. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973618)

Julia Lawall (1):
            SERIAL: ioc3_serial: Return -ENOMEM on memory allocation failure

I guess he won't be releasing anymore albums.

Compressed RAM? (2, Interesting)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973636)

Any updates to the Compressed RAM subsystem, and is this suitable for Android and XO yet? How about Desktop Debian/Ubuntu?

Re:Compressed RAM? (2, Informative)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973982)

I've run it under Lucid and Maverick, it seemed to fix a wireless connection loss issue I was having with the ath9k driver, though it could also be due to upgrading to Maverick. There are various DRM improvements, IIRC, that might help performance a bit.

"Go away or I shall taunt you a second time." (-1, Offtopic)

psbrogna (611644) | more than 3 years ago | (#33973836)

The hostility from the MS fanboi's toward the *nix fanboi's reminds me of Big Tobacco's stance toward the American Medical Association regarding carcinogenic properties of cigarettes, respectively.

Re:"Go away or I shall taunt you a second time." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974040)

The hostility from the MS fanboi's toward the *nix fanboi's

Bah, both groups seem to be united in pissing and moaning in every single Apple story that comes along these days.

Re:"Go away or I shall taunt you a second time." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974620)

What MS fanboys? The ones you imagined up to excuse an anti-Microsoft rant?

The two posts you refer to:

http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1832598&cid=33973294 [slashdot.org]

http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1832598&cid=33973202 [slashdot.org]

The first is an obvious example of reverse trolling, a lot like yours, discrediting Windows by making a stupid post from the PoV of a retarded Windows user.

The second post could just as well be from an OS X fanboy.

Or did you make the above posts for free karma points?

Linux news AGAIN?! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33973852)

How come Slashdot keeps posting stuff about Linux? Where are our Apple-related news? Lion, iLife '11, FaceTime for Mac and new MacBook Air notebooks were announced yesterday! We never speak about Apple it's always Linux, Linux, Linux! *

* for the slow-minded, this is a parody of the "Apple news again? We never get any Linux news!" posts. As long as it's not freakin' Microsoft, I'm fine with it.

2.6.36 compiles with intel c (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33974198)

damn, just compiled 2.6.36RC8 to fix suspend issues on thinkpad x200.
ps it compiled out of box (no patches) with icc and intel libraries!

the right to be scared (1)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 3 years ago | (#33974204)

Accroding to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TILE64 [wikipedia.org] the Tilera CTO and co-founder is Anant Agarwal. According to http://www.csail.mit.edu/user/723 [mit.edu] he is from Madras, India.

Imagine all Indian computer gurus moving back to India, backed by the wealth of Tata (www.tata.com) or the like.

Do you think China and other high focus companies have the right to be scared?

Yet, before then, show me the benchmarks

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