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    Sticky: SCO was one of the earliest and most successful...

    SCO was one of the earliest and most successful Linux on Intel vendors, but they were clearly in trouble after Linux began to rise. Caldera was an innovative Linux vendor that came up in the mid 90s....
  2. That's actually not the case. Linux drivers have...

    That's actually not the case. Linux drivers have been available as loadable modules since - oh, about 1996 or so, IIRC.

    So no, you don't have to recompile the kernel to add a driver. You simply...
  3. It's all good

    I for one am glad to have more options in choosing a linux platform for oracle. Sorry to disappoint the ubuntu bashers, but I like ubuntu server; I've deployed it for various production tasks over...
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    Indeed - who is John Galt?

    Indeed - who is John Galt?
  5. Yes Bravo. There are Linux distros that will...

    Yes Bravo. There are Linux distros that will benefit from this work as well.
  6. I didn't see any mention of it in the write up,...

    I didn't see any mention of it in the write up, but does this release support managing Linux containers?
  7. Love to see some benchmarks. Until then it's just...

    Love to see some benchmarks. Until then it's just another hypervisor project, in a world where containers are the king of performance.
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    It looks very idsoftware to me - shades of doom!

    It looks very idsoftware to me - shades of doom!
  9. To be sure, there are further opportunities for...

    To be sure, there are further opportunities for optimization in the Linux kernel. BSD has been doing things right for many years.
  10. While netflix apparently does have some FreeBSD...

    While netflix apparently does have some FreeBSD servers, it is well known that they have a major investment in Linux infrastructure.
  11. The statements that "Linux is the fastest" and...

    The statements that "Linux is the fastest" and "We want to make it faster" are not mutually exclusive
  12. Here's what a Facebook engineer just said on that...

    Here's what a Facebook engineer just said on that subject:

    Chris Mason started off the session by noting that, at his employer (Facebook), Linux is used anywhere that it is faster than FreeBSD ...
  13. Creature feep, of course. Wait til you see the...

    Creature feep, of course. Wait til you see the garbage collector and the process scheduler in the next release of systemd.
  14. Myspace was all about microsoft windows. I once...

    Myspace was all about microsoft windows. I once asked someone working there why they didn't use Linux. Do you know what they said? "The things we are doing here are so cool and awesome that windows...
  15. Back in the early '90s I worked at University of...

    Back in the early '90s I worked at University of California, and had a lot of hands on with FreeBSD, NetBSD and Linux. At that time, the BSDs were like well oiled machines, firing on all cylinders,...
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    Yeah, really. After years of discussion, I'd love...

    Yeah, really. After years of discussion, I'd love to finally see how wayland feels and performs. Not xwayland, but the real deal.
  17. Excellent and helpful info, thanks

    Excellent and helpful info, thanks
  18. Great work on the Nouveau drivers

    Interesting to see how nvidia+nouveau has surpassed the performance of intel graphics - In the past I always used nvidia+binary blob for gaming, but more recently I've been using straight intel...
  19. Yes, I was just reading the results and...

    Yes, I was just reading the results and scratching my head... "is this an improvement, is it a regression? nobody knows...."
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    Re: KVM Benchmarks

    What I would love to see (and what is crying out to be benchmarked against the hypervisor solutions) is container-based virtualization.

    It would be a real eye opener to compare the 30%...
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