Decoding Oops

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| "This week, a total of 49 oopses and warnings have been reported, compared to
| 53 reports in the previous week," Arjan van de Ven noted, sending out a list
| of the week's top 10 kernel oopses.

Microsoft set to milk mobile Messenger mavens?

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| Microsoft-loving mobile types at MoDaCo - an online forum dedicated to
| smartphone and PocketPC news - claim that their mobile Messenger clients have
| been invaded by "30-day trial" messages indicating that Steve Ballmer and
| company will soon start charging for the IM service.
| [...]
| Microsoft confirms that these 30-day trial messages were pushed out, but it
| claims that this wasn't supposed to happen on Windows Mobile devices. The
| messages were only intended for the Symbian-based Nokia S60 smartphone.

Quote for the day:

"The threat to cancel Mac Office 97 is certainly the strongest bargaining point
we have, as doing so will do a great deal of harm to Apple immediately. I also
believe that Apple is taking this threat pretty seriously."

--Ben Waldman, Microsoft manager


2.6.24-rc7, A Lot of Rather Small Changes

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| "It's been two weeks since rc6, but let's face it, with xmas and new years
| (and birthdays) in between, there hasn't actually been a lot of working days,
| and the incremental patch from -rc6 is about half the size of the one from
| rc5->rc6," began Linus Torvalds, announcing the release of the 2.6.24-rc7
| Linux kernel. He then quipped, "and I'll be charitable and claim it's because
| it's all stabilizing, and not because we've all been in a drunken stupor over
| the holidays." * * *

Linux Will Be Worth $1 Billion In First 100 Days of 2009

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| The kernel development process is adding 2,000 lines of code a day or roughly
| another 160,000 by the end of 2007. By the end of 2008, it will have added
| another 730,000. So the kernel will have close to 6.4 millions lines of code,
| using Wheeler's methodology, at the end of next year. Sometime during the
| first 100 days of 2009, Linux will cross the 6.6 million lines of code mark
| and $1 billion in value.