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Linux 2.6.38 Kernel Multi-Core Scaling

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Linux While the Linux 2.6.38 kernel does have a lot of interesting changes from the low-level improvements to hardware driver enhancements and file-system improvements, at least with the same workload used last month to illustrate the multi-core multi-OS scaling, there really isn't any difference with this newest Linux kernel code that was fetched last week. Fortunately, at least, there are no regressions.

5 Things OS X Does Better than Linux

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Mac Linux is, without doubt a good operating system, although I feel more needs to be done to de-alienate it for the average user. I’m going to list 5 things i feel OS X does better than Linux, or should I say Ubuntu Linux to be more specific?

Another Real-life Open-Source Test: An Academic Presentation

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: As an advocate of Open Source, I decided since I stated this blog not to say anything good about Free Software if first I haven't used it myself. That's why whenever I say a newbie can use a distro, it is because I, being a newbie myself, have been able to use it.

Linux backup: the complete guide

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HowTos There are two kinds of data in computing: the sort that's already lost and the stuff that isn't - yet.

today's leftovers:

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  • KDE Hybrid Launcher for Task Manager Plasmoid
  • File Commander - 32 bit text mode file manager and shell
  • The Slur “Open Core”: Toward More Diligent Analysis
  • Looking For Linux Hardware In A Easy Shopping List
  • Submit Unity Feedback for Ubuntu 11.04
  • KDE Commit Digest for 20 February 2011
  • Linux Basement - Episode 68 - Chad Likes Belts

some howtos:

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  • Kill GNOME 2 Min/Maximize Buttons
  • Openbox: automounting and autostarting
  • 7 Tricks with ffmpeg
  • Sync Your Windows Computer with Your Ubuntu One Account
  • MySQL Tip: debian-sys-maint user
  • Getting Started With Linux: Installing Apps And Going Further
  • Manage httpd/apache server through puppet

Unity in Natty: is it for me?

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ftagada.wordpress: Unity 3.6.0 recently landed in Natty, bringing a lot of long expected goodnesses, along with some unexpected weirdnesses and regressions.

some shorts:

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  • Handrawn-style Buuf icon theme updates
  • Full Circle Python Special Edition #01
  • 0 A.D. Alpha 4 is about to land
  • Pastebin Plasma widget
  • Linux From Scratch 6.8 Released

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 165 is out

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FOSDEM 2011 - A Personal Account

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OSS If I had to sum up this year, then the theme was Annoyances. Having been every year for the last ten, maybe I’m just too old and crabby for these things now. But it seemed like the zealots, the idiots, the chavs, and the social retards had all teamed up to irk me at any point in the weekend when I was beginning to find some peace.

11 Epic Technology Disasters

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Sci/Tech Separating machine failures and negligent maintenance from unforeseeable circumstances isn't easy and no doubt there are some accidents worthy of mention that we've missed. In any event, these are the eleven worst tech-related disasters where mechanical or engineering failure played a significant role.

Debian takes security very seriously… but how?

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lpsolit.wordpress: Debian takes security very seriously. We handle all security problems brought to our attention and ensure that they are corrected within a reasonable timeframe.

Ten Days of openSUSE, Day Five: Scribus

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SUSE On the fifth day of our countdown to openSUSE 11.4 I wanted to highlight an impressive new application that is making it's debut with this release: Scribus.

Revisited: Pardus 2011

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Last time, when I reviewed Pardus 2011, I was really impressed by its ease of use and its selection of default applications. One minor issue that I had was that repositories weren't enabled by default, so I couldn't install any new software.

Best Linux compression tool: 8 utilities tested

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Software Compression technologies have moved on in the interim, but perhaps not as much as you may expect, because we're fighting against an exponential curve of just how far things can be compacted. Nevertheless, there are some tools available that leverage our superfast CPUs and gargantuan memory reserves to try some new tricks.

today's leftovers:

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  • Debian or Ubuntu, which is the best place to contribute?
  • Adventures in Debian
  • Debian 6.0 Branches Out Beyond the Project's Linux Roots
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 Review, Screenshots, Download Links
  • Making your own Unity Place
  • GNOME 3 on Gentoo and related news
  • I’m biased, but still…
  • Fuduntu 14.9 Release Candidate ready
  • Sabayon Linux 5.5 XFCE, LXDE, E17 Released
  • Red Hat (RHT) Trading Near $42.51 Resistance Level
  • Novell Earnings Fall, But Linux Products Offer Hope
  • Justice eyes Microsoft-Novell patent deal
  • Canada's government ought to adopt Linux on all its computers
  • NVIDIA 270.30 Works With X.Org Server 1.10 Final
  • ZaReason Teo Pro Netbook: Test Drive Ready for Takeoff
  • Interview With Paulo José O. Amaro
  • Ask Richard Stallman anything!
  • Open Letter to Ableton
  • Opera Speed Dial now animates
  • Some Conky Favorites of mine
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.03.04
  • First migration of a Greek Public Organization to Free Software
  • Bacon Is Still Talked About For Fedora 16
  • The Sad State of Hashcash
  • Life is in alpha--Killing the myth of the open source failure
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 157: Floating in the Air

some howtos:

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  • Getting Started with Linux: Fine-tuning your Hardware
  • Fix Pink Youtube on Ubuntu
  • Linux Commandline Tip: Wget
  • How To Create A Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive
  • How-to: John the Ripper on a Ubuntu 10.04 MPI Cluster
  • Upgrading From Mandriva 2010.x to Cooker
  • Use Bash History to Improve Your Command-Line Productivity
  • Get Cracking with Cron
  • Checking Which Ports Are Doing What On Linux
  • Protip: parallel-installing Mono versions in an APT-happy way
  • Skype in Debian
  • Streaming music with gnump3p and Linux - mp3, ogg, movies
  • Install Savage 2: A Tortured Soul On Ubuntu
  • Sed Error Unknown option to ’s’ + Solution
  • Setup Network Link aggregation (802.3ad) on Ubuntu

Firefox 3.6.15 compatibility update now available

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.6.15 is now available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux from As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version, Firefox 3.6.15.

Ten Days of openSUSE, Day Four: GRUB2

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SUSE Day four of the count down to openSUSE 11.4, I've covered the kernel, some higher level apps and today I wanted to jump all the way back down to the beginning. The beginning of every experience with Linux, Windows and Mac OS X starts with the bootloader.

3 Good Reasons To Buy an Open-PC

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Hardware When it comes down to the wire at purchase time, however, many fall prey to one or more of the frequently perpetuated myths out there, and vague fears of incompatibility or a lack of support or something else drive them right back into Redmond's waiting arms.

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