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Overwhelming old, white and male. No, we're not talking about the US Republican Party. We're talking about Linux developers.
While Linuxers do act as though they are youthful and dumb children, the sad reality is that they are old and getting older as we speak. And not unlike the group in the illustration above, they are having trouble attracting younger people or especially women to the cause.

The Linux community has been aware of this problem for some time. In 2010, at the The Linux kernel panel at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Greg Kroah-Hartman, a senior Linux kernel developer and head of the Linux Driver Project, said, “Turnover at the upper level is not happening.“And James Bottomley ...

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Linus the Penguinhearted and his band of merry men are off to slay the dragons Apple and Microsoft
Out of the middle ages came this funny story. A young precocious child in Europe receives divine inspiration telling him to go to the Middle East to convert the Muslims to Christianity. Over the course of his journey, thousands of other European children joined him on this mission to convert the unsaved masses and to claim Jerusalem for Christianity. As the journey goes on, the leader starts to think himself Moses, and upon arriving at the Mediterranean Sea believes the waters will part for him. They don’t. However, two merchants offer rides on their boats for the children who ...

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Linux kernel maintainer/FOSS extraordinaire Sarah Sharp has recently reported what some readers here might have long suspected:

Linux may have been causing USB disconnects on resume from device suspend all along.

... We enable auto-suspend for a USB device driver, and find dozens of different USB devices that simply disconnect from the bus when auto-suspend is enabled.

OK. That’s bad. So, what did you do about it?

For years, we’ve blamed those devices for being cheap, crappy, and broken. We talked about blacklists in the kernel… We’ve talked about whitelists in userspace…

Well, that seems somewhat drastic ...

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I didn’t read the article. I didn’t have to. We all knew this was coming. M$'s terrible performance with winders h8 combined with enormous gains by the forces of freedom have convinced Satan that he needs a new angel of death here on Earth. Suck it winbreds.

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Maybe if verbal abuse was offered as a bonus...
Months ago, Ubuntu figured it was just easier to beg for money than to try to build a better mousetrap. From this discovery, Shuttleworth cleaned himself up, put on his best suit, got his lucky hat and went straight to the park with his sign NEED MONEY FOR UBUNTU PHONE!

While he got a few quarters from those feeling sorry for the man who obviously fell on hard times, most people ignored or avoided the vagrant. The sorry fellow however was proud of his haul, telling everyone that could now go to Disneyland, thank you everyone.

While Canonical raised $12 ...

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I don’t know how to tell you this, but email is not a secure medium of communication. I know! Who knew data sent in 7-bit ASCII completely plain as day wasn’t secure. Thanks to this shocking discovery, Groklaw has no choice but to shut down.

But isn’t this the freedom the open-source movement has been championing? If everybody can read everything every one produces, why not let everybody read everything? Wasn’t this one of Richard Stallman’s first protest at MIT, a protest against passwords?

UPDATE:

  • 1: I misspelled Crocklaw in the title above. Sorry for ...

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Paul Stamatiou, Twitter designer and web 2.0 profit, has officially decreed that Android GNU/Linux is the better operating system than Fapple’s ButtOS. His reasons? It lets you do what you want. That’s right winbreds, he likes Android GNU/Linux because of freedom. ButtOS forces ButtPhone users into the one true homosexual walled garden, and Winders Phony is so buggy and determined to out-gay Fapple that it is statistically insignificant. The only OS that continually increases its market share while spreading freedom to the ignorant masses is Android GNU/Linux.

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The part about security is pretty goldie. The rest is fairy well balanced by neckbeard standards.

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Yep. It’s not the drivers. Apple voodoo’ed the angelic Intel GPU (it’s the CPU, but whatever) and Linux chokes on it. Wonder what they would say when it WOULD be fixed down the road. “Suddenly Apple swooped from the heavens and fiddled with the firmware and it works now.”
It can’t be that Linux is diseased whore (works less than 30% of the time) on everything EFI. It still doesn’t work on EFI boards from 2006.

P.S. Also let’s bring up Thunderbolt. Which is irrelevant to the issue at hand, which is that ...

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Sigh.

Stu: Whose idea was it to switch computers over to Linux? What were the reasons for doing so?

Malcolm: We have used Linux as the OS for our email server, VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and website for a while since I had used it before at my previous position in the financial industry.

Good idea! Let’s transfer our entire infrastructure to Linux as an email server (it’s famously good at that) and as a web server (actually, it’s perfectly decent at that) and as a VLE (??? Who knows?).

Because, if your previous position was in the ...