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  1. [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

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    Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel

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    | In April, 2.4 kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau queried the Linux kernel
    | mailing list regarding how the 2.4 kernel is still being used. He followed up
    | summarizing the responses, suggesting that about 5% of 2.4 users run the
    | kernel on old recycled laptops at home or on PDA's and thin clients, running
    | whatever works with no real need to upgrade. Another 5% of the users are on
    | desktop PCs and monitoring stations, not upgrading because "it works". From
    | there, about 50% of the users run the 2.4 kernel on general purpose servers
    | and update regularly, still running the older kernel due to lack of need for
    | new features and lack of time, and possibly due to failed earlier attempts to
    | upgrade. Another 20% use the 2.4 kernel on application specific servers where
    | reliability is of the highest importance.
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    http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Who_Uses..._Stable_Kernel

    Google uses 2.4 in some places.

    Kernel Janitors Project

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    | "In the early days, the project was conceived as a way of getting fresh blood
    | into kernel development by giving them fairly simple but generally useful
    | tasks and hoping they'd move more into the mainstream," began James Bottomley
    | starting a thread titled Fixing the Kernel Janitors project.
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    http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Kernel_Janitors_Project

    "The number of developers working on improving Linux vastly exceeds the number
    of Microsoft developers working on Windows NT."

    * * * * * * * * --Paul Maritz, Microsoft


    Recent:

    Linux kernel developers have tripled in number

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    | The Linux Foundation (LF) has published a study on Linux mainline kernel
    | development. According to LF, the number of Linux kernel developers has
    | tripled since 2005, with many more companies contributing to the process
    | (including, potentially, the latest new LF member, Adobe). *
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  2. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

    On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:47:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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    > Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel


    People who are interested in getting hacked.


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  3. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More MaintainersApproached

    On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:00:25 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:

    > On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:47:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
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    >> Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel

    >
    > People who are interested in getting hacked.


    Examples???
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  4. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

    On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:04:54 -0400, Nick Ballard wrote:

    > On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:00:25 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:47:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    >>> Hash: SHA1
    >>>
    >>> Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel

    >>
    >> People who are interested in getting hacked.

    >
    > Examples???


    You can start here, but why not ask Roy Schestowitz about his hacked
    website, Linux of course.


    http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Security/...Hacks-11-20/2/

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  5. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

    On 2008-06-03, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:04:54 -0400, Nick Ballard wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:00:25 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:47:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >>>>
    >>>> Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel
    >>>
    >>> People who are interested in getting hacked.

    >>
    >> Examples???

    >
    > You can start here, but why not ask Roy Schestowitz about his hacked
    > website, Linux of course.


    This doesn't consitute an example it's just more DFS style noise.

    >
    >
    > http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Security/...Hacks-11-20/2/
    >



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  6. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, JEDIDIAH

    wrote
    on Tue, 3 Jun 2008 16:57:49 -0500
    :
    > On 2008-06-03, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    >> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:04:54 -0400, Nick Ballard wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:00:25 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:47:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    >>>>> Hash: SHA1
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel
    >>>>
    >>>> People who are interested in getting hacked.
    >>>
    >>> Examples???

    >>
    >> You can start here, but why not ask Roy Schestowitz about his hacked
    >> website, Linux of course.

    >
    > This doesn't consitute an example it's just more DFS style noise.


    (a) That's Moshe, not DFS.
    (b) It is an example, although not of a Linux hack per se; the
    vector IIRC was a malfunctioning PHP-based bulletin board.
    However, since it was running on a Linux based OS, it
    arguably counts.

    >
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Security/...Hacks-11-20/2/
    >>

    >
    >



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  7. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

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  8. Re: [News] Old Versions of Linux Still Popular, More Maintainers Approached

    Moshe Goldfarb (flatfish) in real life Gary Stewart

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