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Linux: Compacting Memory

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Mel Gorman offered a first release of a patchset that compacts memory, "this is a prototype for compacting memory to reduce external fragmentation so that free memory exists as fewer, but larger contiguous blocks."

PC-BSD 1.3

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Reviews
BSD

free-bees.co.uk: PC-BSD should make an interesting change for two main reasons. Firstly, it uses a BSD kernel, as opposed to the Linux kernel used in distributions such as Debian and Slackware. Secondly, its main method of installing new programs seems to be closer to that of Windows than apt. So, let's see if its claims of user friendliness are accurate.

GPLv3: the sting remains, says RMS

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OSS

iTWire: The Free Software Foundation will publish the last call draft of the third revision of its General Public License (GPLv3) today and has retained sufficient bite in it to penalise Microsoft.

Also: Richard Stallman: Why upgrade to GPL version 3
And: GPLv3 - Last call draft

Fedora 7 Release Adds Installable KDE Live CD

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Linux

dot.kde.org: The Fedora Project has announced the immediate availability of their latest release, Fedora 7 (Moonshine) including, for the first time, a KDE live CD/DVD showcasing KDE and KDE applications, which can also be installed to the hard disk, resulting in a regular Fedora installation with KDE.

Also: Customize Your New Red Hat Fedora
And: Highly flexible Fedora 7 Linux arrives
&: Fedora 8 and Proposed Release Schedule

How to Fix Slow Fesity Boot For Laptops

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HowTos

Ubuntu Geek: Feisty has a terrible boot time on laptops compared to server (roughly 3x as long) even though it is a faster computer. You can speedup your boot time from over a minute to roughly 30 seconds by doing the following.

Also: How to reboot or shutdown your Linux system if you find yourself without a GUI

The Linux Desktop Marches On

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Linux

sys-con.com: There was a time when you couldn't shut me up about the Linux desktop. I was a fanatic. In 2000, I made the switch to a full-time virus-free Linux desktop and weeks of crash-free computing. I was a zealot.

TurboLinux Wizpy launching worldwide from June

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Linux

LinuxWorld: The TurboLinux Wizpy, a multimedia media player that contains a PC-bootable version of the Linux operating system, will go on sale worldwide in June.

Also: Taiwan PC makers considering Linux-based PCs

Quick Tips on Sections in OpenOffice Writer

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OOo
HowTos

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Sections are great. They're a way to partition off part of the content of a text document and treat it differently.

Mandriva opens Linux development center in Russia

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MDV

Cnews: Mandriva, the official producer of Linux distribution has opened an office in St. Petersburg. One of the main tasks of the company’s representation is to help its Russian users avoid claims on behalf of the governing bodies which not always know the peculiarities of Linux OS licensing.

Max Spevack on Fedora 7, community building

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Linux

Matt Asay: Fedora 7 is hitting the streets, and I was fortunate to catch up last week with Max Spevack, Fedora Project Leader, to discuss new features in this release, and Fedora's contribution to the Linux community and to Red Hat. Fedora tends to get lost in the discussion about Red Hat, but Max made it clear that Fedora is very much an integral, vibrant part of Red Hat's value.

Also:

  • Fedora 7 puts the Linux community in control

  • Howto: Sun Java on Fedora 7
  • Max Spevack: Remixing Fedora 7
  • Announcing the Fedora Award winners for 2007
  • Fedora 7 release party at the Open Source Technolgy Center @ Novell
  • Fedora 7 released

Open Source and the DMCA: What Hath Digg Wrought?

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Legal

technewsworld: When Digg.com tried to follow orders from the MPAA and take down an HD DVD crack code a user had posted on the site, users rebelled so much that Digg simply gave in and allowed the code to remain. Some called it a victory for open source. Lawyers don't see it as an open source issue; however, they question whether issuing high-profile demands to keep the code secret was an effective tactic.

Keyboard-driven environments open a new window on the desktop

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Software

linux.com: If you use a traditional desktop like GNOME or KDE, a keyboard-controlled desktop with a minimum of utilities may seem like stepping back 10 or 15 years in the history of interface design. Why bother, when traditional desktops are easy to use and RAM and disk space are so cheap nowadays?

What I Learned From Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Time4Tea: Mark Shuttleworth and a few Ubuntu developers stopped by the Sun Menlo Park campus on Friday May 4th. I'm not working with Ubuntu, but since I'm involved with the Solaris Companion and with general OpenSolaris issues, I wanted to see what they had to say about third-party packages and about how they do their releases.

Apache: Creating A Session-Aware Loadbalancer Using mod_proxy_balancer (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

mod_proxy_balancer is an Apache module that lets you create a loadbalancer. This loadbalancer retrieves requested pages from two or more backend webservers and delivers them to the user's computer. An important feature of mod_proxy_balancer is that it keeps track of sessions so that a single user always deals with the same backend webserver.

PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

linux n00b: I recently stuck PCLinuxOS 2007 on a 3rd partition on my system, mainly as a test for my fubar’ed video card. First impression: I really like it.

Linux Hostility

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Linux

talk bmc: From subtle to overt (I read a blog recently where the tag was (paraphrasing) “I'll teach my kid MS Windows and Excel, you teach yours Linux, we'll see who gets job first...), the stories are rife, but I do not understand why. But this recent case at IT/360 - LinuxWorld really cheesed me off.

Fedora 7 Prime "Moonshine" Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix: Out with the Core and in with the Moonshine. Fedora 7 (named Moonshine) is shipping today and marks the merge of Fedora Core and Fedora Extras along with bringing KVM virtualization into the limelight, a new installable LiveCD, a new build system, new wireless firmware, and other desktop improvements.

I’m Going In. (Freedom, Yeah!)

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Linux

Moving to Freedom: One of my problems in moving to free software has been a stubborn resistance to letting go of my old Windows ways and jumping in to the deeper end of the freedom pool. I’ve been getting over my self-directed FUD campaign and am enjoying the learning process these days.

Various Howtos & Tutorials

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HowTos
  • Open source software

  • mySQL command line tips
  • The process that can't be killed.
  • commenting your source code with combo keys in vim

Linux Users Ask for More

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Linux

eWeek: Enterprise IT users are looking for the major Linux vendors to update their enterprise products less frequently and to give them much more guidance about what is included in the patches and upgrades.

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