LWN.net has an article (subscriber only until March 1st) on who wrote the current release of the Linux kernel, 2.6.20. The author analyzes the code repository to see who submitted changes and what company they work for. Here are the conclusions:
The end result of all this is that a number of the widely-expressed opinions about
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I had a chat with CodeGear’s David Intersimone and Jason Vokes about Delphi for PHP, following which I wrote a short article for The Register.
I do have reservations about the CodeGear product, though I’ve not seen it yet. My main concerns are first, that CodeGear will find it difficult to work alongside PHP’s open source
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I am late with this; Paint.NET 3.0 was released at the end of last month. It deserves more publicity, since it is of high quality. If you have .NET Framework 2.0, Download it here.
The application is fine for general use; I may switch to it from my old favourite Paint Shop Pro, for trimming and
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In the user data area in Vista is a virtual store. Find it at:
It is worth having a peek now and again. Here’s part of mine:
The Virtual Store is a feature of User Account Control, the centerpiece of Vista’s enhanced security. Applications that try to write to protected system locations, including
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I run Word 2007 on Vista. Today I hit a curious problem. Word opened, but something was badly wrong. I could not select text with the mouse. The document scroll bar did not work. Word crashed on exit. And going into Options – Addins, I could not navigate beyond the “Popular” section.
After several crashes
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Everybody is talking about OpenID. Big players are adopting it. But should you trust it for things that matter – financial transactions, for example?
Here’s an important post from Microsoft’s identity architect Kim Cameron:
So let’s think about this. Where is the root of trust? In conventional systems like PKI or SAML or Kerberos, the
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