Lifehacker Australia interviews Linus Torvalds

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| “I am the least organised person you’ll ever meet. My desk is a complete
| mess. I don’t organise my emails – everything is in one big email folder,”
| says Linus.
| He says that he works largely in text-based windows rather than GUIs – with
| multiple windows open at once. But he’s not a multiple monitor kind of
| guy. “I have a single monitor, 24 inch, 1920 by 1200.”

Core Driver Patches in the 2.6.25 Merge Window

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| Prefacing a series of 196 patches, Greg KH noted, "due to the low level
| nature of these patches, and because they touch so many different parts of
| the kernel, a number of the subsystem maintainers have asked me to get them
| in first to make merging other trees easier." Linus Torvalds agreed and
| quickly merged the patches into his tree.

Linux is winning (some recent events below).


The Complex Crux Of Wireless Warfare

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| Boeing and the Army said they chose not to use Microsoft's proprietary
| software because they didn't want to be beholden to the company. Instead,
| they chose to develop a Linux-based operating system based on publicly
| available code. *

French police deal blow to Microsoft

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| The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft
| for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest
| administrations in the world to make the break. *

Nortel considers Linux desktops for its staff

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| Nortel CIO Steve Bandrowczak, who joined the Canadian telecoms and network
| equipment vendor last July, said "more and more CIOs are looking at Linux
| desktop for reasons of TCO" and argued that the technology "is receiving the
| same level of attention today as when Linux started on servers." * *