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Story Linux 4.3 Scheduler Change "Potentially Affects Every SMP Workload In Existence" Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 11:37am
Story Linux 4.3 vs. Liquorix 4.3 vs. Linux 4.4 Kernel Tests Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2016 - 4:01pm
Story Linux 4.3 Will Have Many Intel Graphics Improvements, Better For Skylake Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 9:23pm
Story Linux 4.3-rc3 Rianne Schestowitz 27/09/2015 - 1:36pm
Story Linux 4.3-rc4 Rianne Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 8:20pm
Story Linux 4.3-rc5 Rianne Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 8:44pm
Story Linux 4.3-rc6 Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 9:37am
Story Linux 4.3-rc7 Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 2:14pm
Story Linux 4.3.1 Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 8:56pm
Story Linux 4.3.2 Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2015 - 12:33am

Linux Driver Development Kit

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Have you ever felt teased when driver developers of other operating systems teased you about a lack of a "proper" driver development kit for Linux? Have you felt left out of the crowd when looking at the 36 cdrom package of documentation and example source code that other operating systems provide for their developers? Well feel ashamed no longer!

Why doesn't govt embrace open source?

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Though use of open source is an integral part of any e-governance project report, it fails to move beyond. In the end, proprietary software and environment win thumbs-up in bagging the projects.

Google Summer of Code 2006: The Contestents Are At The Starting Line!

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KDE is happy to announce the selection of 24 student applications for the Google Summer of Code 2006. This year, Google received a total of 6400 applications worldwide spread across 102 different Open Source organisations.

Linux, SQL Server drive database market: report

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The worldwide database market grew 8 percent last year to US$13.8 billion, with Linux and Microsoft SQL Server seeing the strongest momentum, according to new Gartner research.

First pictures of the $100 laptop

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Available in fetching orange and yellow, or shades of blue and green, here's the $100 laptop, which was unveiled at the Seven Countries Task Force Meeting yesterday. Almost immediately, pictures of the machine hit the net.

Streamlining Iptables for FTP and SMB/CIFS Traffic

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There is an article at nixCraft on Connecting a Linux or UNIX system to Network attached storage device. The article itself is a good one, except for the part about iptables firewall rules to permit FTP and SMB/CIFS traffic between the Linux client and NAS. The errors are common misconceptions, so I thought I'd mention them, and show the standard iptables usage.

Load Balancing and Round Robin DNS

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Round robin DNS is a leading technique for providing a high level of availability of some service (typically http/web site) and for providing load balancing.

Book Review: Understanding Linux Networking Internals

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OK. I admit it! I did not read every page of Understanding Linux Networking Internals. But I have read many of the thousand pages and looked at every one of its 36 chapters. It's a lot of stuff. And the overwhelming portion of Benvenuti's work is very good.

Hardening Linux Web Servers

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Security is a process, not a result. It is a process which is difficult to adopt under normal conditions; the problem is compounded when it spans several job descriptions. All the system level security in the world is rendered useless by insecure web-applications. This article will cover installing, configuring and hardening free software web servers and associated software.


Guess We'll Go For It?

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Well, despite my hesitation, it looks like moving to a new host from my home based server might be a good idea. I received less than a 100 votes, but most said it was somewhat to quite a bit faster with a few stating about the same. No one reports slower response time.

ATI 8.25.18 Display Drivers

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It was only last month that ATI had unveiled its Radeon X1000 series support under Linux. On that April 12 launch, Phoronix was there with coverage, and a handful of articles that had looked at its performance and various features. As was hinted at in those articles where the TV-out support had seized to exist, we mentioned that ATI would be bringing this support back in an upcoming release, as well as other features. Well, today is the day. ATI's fglrx 8.25.18 display drivers bring yet another handful of new Linux features to the table, and we at Phoronix have you covered.

Review: SUSE 10.1

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Novell released SUSE 10.1 -- the distro once known as OpenSUSE -- this month after an extensive public beta that went through five public and two closed release candidates before being deemed worthy. Here's my take on the final version of SUSE 10.1.

Mozilla CEO: 'Why we're still shunned in the enterprise'

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Mozilla, maker of the open source Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client, says a reliance on proprietary technologies is still an obstacle for IT directors looking to deploy open source in the enterprise.

Running Fedora Core 5 Under Windows XP

For many IT professionals it makes sense to work with both Windows XP and Linux.

On the other hand, Linux is stable and the Linux community provides you with free high-quality Open Source software.

Rough Start For Google's Summer of Code '06

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They waited in IRC. They waited by their inboxes. They waited for Google to accept them.

And nearly 1,800 applicants of Google's Summer of Code 2006 finally got word their projects were accepted. Then came the rude awakening.

Smaller businesses take another look at open source apps

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A surge in IT spending among small and medium-sized businesses is raising hopes among freeware advocates that a flurry of new open source products will spur the corporate use of Linux.

Test the New Site?

I'm running a test of the new host/site and would appreciate some feedback. I find I'm getting cold feet about moving. Big Grin But if time permits, I'd appreciate some visits and a click on the poll about the site speed. Thanks.

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A GNU Denial Of Service Vulnerability

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SecurityFocus has a vulnerability advisory about an issue with the GNU strings command and a potential Denial of Service attack. If a file contains certain character strings, the string command will crash due to a failure to properly handle unexpected user-supplied input.

Vim tips: Folding fun

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The problem with writing and editing on a computer, versus having words on paper, is that it's usually hard to compare text from different sections of a document when they don't fit on the screen together. One way to do it is to use Vim's viewports feature. Another is to "fold" the text. Using Vim's folding features, you can tuck away portions of a file's text so that they're out of sight until you want to work with them again. Here's how.

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