Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users
It looks like the initial deployments will only support recent Windows and recent OS X releases. Let me know when they take the blinders off their tech support people so that Linux folks can set their OpenWRT gateways and Linux servers up with IPv6.
Adobe Patches Second Flash Zero-Day In 9 Days
I wonder if Adobe has just given up on its pure 64-bit users (on both Windows and Linux) and decided that they can rot. I haven't seen a new Flash Player Square release mentioned anywhere since the last release came out. What on earth is preventing these people from supporting their 64-bit plugin with security updates?
Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate
If you read Linus' thoughts on the subject of numbering, he has stated numerous times that the Linux development process has moved so far beyond "new version = new features" that forcing it back into that paradigm for Linux 3.0 is broken. He believes instead that "new version = some time has passed + some new feature may be included". The fact that Linux 3.0 will be finalized and released very close to the 20th anniversary of the first Linux kernel is just a bonus.
GRUB 1.99 Released With Support For ZFS and BtrFS
That is both a hilarious joke and a very insightful take on the progression of GRUB; from my perspective, GRUB seems to be getting a little complicated for a bootloader. It's starting to make me nostalgic for LILO and Loadlin...
Adobe Rolls Out Privacy Controls In Flash Player 10.3
Agreed. The continued silence from Adobe regarding native 64-bit-capable Flash players for ANY platform is a major problem on their part that needs to be fixed - I haven't heard a word about new 64-bit releases for Windows or Mac OS X, much less Linux.
AMD Promises Open Source Graphics Drivers
$SUBJECT. If AMD really means it, it bodes well for the future - I always hoped that their openness with the Linux community over the x86-64 porting effort wasn't a one-off.
The big question though is whether or not they will try for mainline inclusion, or if they will go with an out-of-tree effort.