I should be able to use my USB wireless adapter as an access point now, thanks to this kernel. :) Just need to wait for AMD to update the fglrx driver so that I can actually use it. :(
Linus Torvalds has released a new version of Linux that temporarily kills off Tux, the cutesy Penguin mascot. Yesterday the big daddy of Linux announced the availability of Linux kernel 2.6.29, which comes with support for a preliminary version of the Btrfs filesystem. Support for the filesystem created by Chris Mason has …
Tuz the Tasmanian devil was the mascot for the linux.conf.au conference held in January 2009 in Hobart, Tasmania. It was a brilliant idea - the Tassie Devil with the penguin disguise to fit in with all the penguinistas coming to Hobart. Attendees are proud owners of Tuz stuffed toys.
There is a charity auction at the conference dinner every year, and this year the cause was Save The Tassie Devil. The auction was a free-ranging affair. Linus Torvalds offered to change the logo from Tux to Tuz for one release of the kernel if the bidding reached a good amount.
Also at the auction Bdale Garbee of HP was persuaded (again, after demanding higher bids) to allow Linus Torvalds to shave off his beard, which duly happened on Friday and made the television news in Hobart. Pictures, complete with Bdale holding Tuz, at http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/274149 /slideshow_linus_torvalds_shaves_bdale_garbee_beard?fp=4194304&fpid=1
A blow-by-blow description of the auction is at http://zarfmouse.livejournal.com/291848.html
The auction was on the evening Wednesday 21 January. I think Linus was surprised when the patch to change Tux to Tuz was submitted overnight, and a Linux with Tuz was shown booting at a conference keynote speech the next morning.
More on Tuz replacing Tux, if only for one kernel release, at http://www.itwire.com/content/view/23976/1141/
Have you ever tried to bathe a grumpy cat? Well that's about the same as a Tassie devil at it's most placid. They're vicious little beasties. It's a real shame about the face eating disease they all seem to be getitng :(
These animals are what I love the most about being Australian. Even the small cuddly looking ones will try to rip your face off.
just 'coz it's not in the story...
The tumour's caused a really nasty virus... that's a clone... and transmissible. Chances of it jumping host to humans is next to non-existant. Still, it's a perfect opportunity to (a) save an endangered species (b) study clone viruses (c) study cancers
Being an Aussie - and given that the 'slang' name for Tasmania is "Tassie", please call the devil by the right name "Taz".
And yes I am sure that Linus didnt want to change Tuxs' name too much, but I would venture to suggest that most Aussies would know the Tassie Devil as Taz.
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