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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:44am
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Story Top 5 Open Source Email Clients For Linux Mohd Sohail 30/03/2015 - 9:58am
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Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 9:42am

Striping Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to do data striping across four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

A Look at KDE 4.4

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: I decided to install KDE 4.4 on my spare review machine. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it worked out. I vowed that I would not install beta software on my production machine anymore, but I couldn’t keep my hands off of KDE 4.4 and installed it anyway. Did it turn out to be a disaster? You bet!

OpenOffice.org Extensions for Business Users

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OOo

blog.worldlabel.com: OpenOffice.org is an excellent all-around productivity suite as it is, but you can add a few useful features using extensions to make it better suited for use in a business environment. Here are a handful of extensions worth considering if you are using OpenOffice.org as a business tool.

Fedora Goals and gold.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: I remember well the FUDCon in Raleigh in January 2008 where members of the Fedora community sat down to try to distill “what Fedora stands for” into a powerful message. There’s a distinct difference between a project that has this capability of traveling forward in many directions at once, and a product with such a capability.

Ubuntu 9.10 karmic installation... Not so positive

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Ubuntu

tweakblogs.net/blog: So, i thought I'd give Ubuntu a go. After running Debian unstable for a while (with pleasure, I might add), I was in for some new experience.

And the best Linux desktop distro of all is...

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Linux

itworld.com: When it comes to Linux, there is no one size fits all answer. But, unlike other desktop operating systems, Linux doesn't try to squeeze you into a system's that's too large or too small. Instead, Linux offers a wide variety of distributions and one of them is likely be the right one for you.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Would You Prefer the Hard Drive or the Ramdisk this Evening? Part 3
  • The Technology Behind Avatar (Movie)
  • Etherape - A Graphical Network Monitor for Linux
  • Jamaican Prime Minister using Drupal
  • Introducing TermBuilder - a Linux command line generator
  • launchpadblog: Feeling the Heat
  • The Mint Newsletter – issue 99
  • LinuxTag 2010
  • Nokia N900 Linux-based mobile
  • Polish Police considers moving to open source
  • Microsoft 'offered sex and drugs to distributors'
  • Linux Migration: Another Chip Taken out of the Monopoly
  • Wanted: openSUSE Linux Community Manager

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 8 Powerful Awk Built-in Variables – FS, OFS, RS, ORS, NR, NF, FILENAME, FNR
  • Faking User Agent with Wget
  • PopTray Minus - An E-Mail Client For The System Tray
  • Fixing Packman Repository error for openSUSE 11.2
  • PostgreSQL – Upgrade version from PostgreSQL Yum Repository
  • Extracting Audio from a Video File
  • GoogSysTray Puts Google Reader, GMail, Wave notifications in your panel tray
  • StarDict, a great Dictionary Program

Linux Audio Plugin Update

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Audio processing and synthesis plugins are always a lively topic for musicians. Many contemporary music-makers rely completely upon their plugin collection for all their sound sources and processing routines, and it is not at all uncommon to discover that some of these composers have never learned to play a traditional instrument. However you feel about audio plugins they are a fact of life in modern music production.

Anything the iPad can do, Linux can do better.

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: The Apple iPad has finally arrived, and, as I predicted a while back, it's really just a big iPod Touch. That's great. I love my iPod Touch. But, really, is there anything here that Linux can't do just as well for less money?

UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

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OSS

channelregister.co.uk: The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn.

The choices inside Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: Hearing that the next Ubuntu release will use Yahoo! as the default search engine in Firefox leaves me with a twinge of uneasiness. My misgiving -- and it's a small one -- is not so much with the decision as with why it was made.

Linux Motherboard Follies

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Since I stuck my toe in the multi-core CPU waters, it's been an interesting journey. Interesting, that is, in the sense of the famous Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." When it comes to computers, these times are a bit too interesting for my liking.

Oracle reveals strategy

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Software
OOo
  • Oracle reveals strategy for GlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Solaris
  • Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite
  • Scott McNealy signs off in style
  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 RC 4 available
  • OOo: Common Findbar

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 2) - Storage

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Linux

h-online.com: At the end of last week, Linus Torvalds released the fifth pre-release version of Linux version 2.6.33, with the final release expected in 4 to 5 weeks time. At this stage in the development cycle, it is usually predominantly more minor changes and fixes which find their way into the main development tree.

Fixing my Firefox crash

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Moz/FF

sutor.com: Last night my Firefox browser started to crash. Not occasionally, but every single time I started to to type something in the search bar in the upper right hand corner. What the heck happened?

Just what is “Linux”?

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Linux

ghacks.net: Recently I have had several people call me on mis-stepping the nomenclature surrounding the Linux operating system. But I get this a lot, and from all points of the spectrum: From newbies to power users. The central issue that I have is that this issue causes great confusion with newbies and anger with power users.

Linux Mint 8 Helena - Superb execution

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Linux Mint is a distribution very closely based on Ubuntu. At first thought, you may think the two would be virtually indistinguishable, save for some small cosmetic changes. On paper, Linux Mint promises better usability, multimedia codecs out of the box, extra polish.

Keep your journal in a RedNotebook

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Writing in a journal or diary, where you may pour your heart out for no one’s eyes but your own, can be an intensely personal experience. Writing longhand in a paper notebook used to be standard practice for journal writing, but most people nowadays type faster than they write. When Jendrik Seipp couldn’t find what he was looking for in a journal app, he began coding his own, and that became RedNotebook.

10 useful CD/DVD writing programs/software in Debian

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Software

blogs.koolwal.net: In this post we will see some CDs/DVDs burning (or writing) software that are available in Debian Lenny.

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