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The differences between Linux IO Schedulers

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blog.mypapit.net: The Linux kernel input/output scheduler (IO Schedulers) controls the way the kernel handles read/write to disks. Different I/O schedulers may have different impact on certain workloads. Here are the list of available Linux I/O schedulers:

Linux Mint vs

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  • Linux Mint vs Pinguy OS Review
  • Mint vs. LMDE: Sudden weight gain

Evangelistic Linux

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it.toolbox.com: Step right up! Step right up! Come one, come all. I am reverend Locutus and the Linux train is about to take off. If you are not on board then you will be left behind in the boon docks. For those of you who are still with us then welcome to the LINUX SAVES show.

openSUSE finished 2010 big

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opensuse.org: October, the openSUSE community has been extremely active. New projects announced there have had progress, others have emerged.

Linux and open source prognostications for 2011

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Happy new year to everyone! It’s that time again, when every media-type with a keyboard and a sense they “know” what’s coming ’round the bend starts making their predictions for the upcoming year.

Is Netflix a Friend or Foe to FOSS?

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linuxinsider.com: Well it's 2011 at last, and those of us here in the FOSS community have a great deal to look forward to this year. But what about Netflix?

Sandy Bridge is the biggest disapointment of the year

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Hardware

semiaccurate.com: If you try to use Sandy Bridge under Linux, it is simply broken. We tried to test an Intel DH67BL (Bearup Lake) with 2GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3, an Intel 32GB SLC SSD, and a ThermalTake Toughpower 550W PSU.

Ubuntu and the price of Unity

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  • Ubuntu and the price of Unity
  • Ubuntu’s fundamental flaw: Frozen full-screen apps
  • Bacon: Thinking About Ubuntu And 2011

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu 10.10: Change grub menu timeout
  • KStars with experimental OpenGL support in RC2
  • How to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on an encrypted LVM
  • Fedora 14 - How to make Samsung Fn Brightness buttons work
  • How to upgrade Salix from 13 to 13.1
  • LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA makes installation easy
  • How to find out the various manpage sections to which a command belongs
  • Tar Tricks on Linux
  • Report on the Tel Aviv Perl Mongers Meeting
  • VLC Shares: Watch HD Videos from Your Wii and Android Phone
  • Using Case in Variables in Bash Shell Scripts
  • Use dpkg to find what's created at install
  • Falling Snow/Leaves/Objects on Ubuntu Background
  • Grep This!
  • Install Gnome Color Chooser On Ubuntu
  • How to clear or drop the cache buffer pages from Linux memory
  • How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)
  • Multiple Concurrent Linux Distributions
  • Pardus Linux 2011 RC Overview/Review (Video)

Xfce 4.8pre3 Released

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xfce.org: Today we are pleased to announce the third and hopefully final preview release of Xfce 4.8 which is set to be pushed out to the public on January 16th, 2011. Compared to Xfce 4.8pre2 this release mostly features translation updates and bug fixes.

Happy New Debian GNU/Linux Release

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pogson.6k.ca: Squeeze is not officially released yet but the bug-count is in the same ball-park as the last release, Lenny, and the bugs I have examined are pretty narrow.

Linux Ubuntu

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markd60.blogspot: I am seriously thinking of making the switch from Windows to one of the Linux Operating Systems. The two most popular Linux systems are Fedora, and Ubuntu. I chose Ubuntu because one review I read said it is slightly more user friendly.

MeeGo-Harmattan Is Handling FreeDesktop.org X

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Software

phoronix.com: While Intel is looking to use Wayland on MeeGo Touch for their mobile/embedded purposes, the Nokia side is still focusing upon X for the time being. But rather than using X, they are working towards using the mainline X.Org Server as found on FreeDesktop.org.

LMDE 201101 32-bit re-spin

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blog.linuxmint.com: As re-spin of the LMDE 201012 32-bit ISO was made available under the name “201101″. The new ISO comes with an up-to-date live kernel which addresses the following issues:

New openSUSE Build Service Interface

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anditosan.blogspot: I have been reviewing some of the interaction that one is to use when working with openSUSE's Build Service system. I have noted that the interface could be changed a little in order to reflect a more active form of interacting with one's package information.

Save The GIMP!

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GIMP

cristalinux.blogspot: I recently learned that the fabulous GNU Image Manipulation Program is developed and maintained but only three main hackers!!!...

Ubuntu Is The Rich Man's OS X

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gilesbowkett.blogspot: I tweeted that I was considering making my next box an Ubuntu machine, rather than OS X. One of the many responses:

How to choose the best Linux distro for laptops

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techradar.com: The smart mobile user shouldn't overlook Linux. The question is, which distro should you pick?

Linux Gazette January 2011 (#182)

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* News Bytes
* Mutt configuration
* Protecting Your Linux Server from Root Password-Guessing Attacks
* Henry's Techno-Musings: Philosophy of Troubleshooting: Sea of Troubles
* Eight Reasons to give E17 a Try
* How I created my perfect programming environment
* HelpDex

today's odds & ends:

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HowTos
  • openSUSE bootloader Easter Egg
  • Don't break the tree
  • New Drupal 7.0 Book: Foundation Drupal 7
  • The BeagleBoard [part 1]
  • LinWarrior r18 "Hazy Blur"
  • Just for fun: A three-part home media system
  • Archie
  • Debian: Force users to use more secure login password with pam_cracklib
  • Broadcom Crystal HD Support For MPlayer, FFmpeg
  • Do you like Tron?
  • Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Seven:
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 87 Openbox + Xorg 1.9 -hal
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today's leftovers

  • S11E12 – Twelve Years a Slave
    It’s Season 11 Episode 12 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • Porting guide from Qt 1.0 to 5.11
    We do try to keep breakages to a minimum, even in the major releases, but the changes do add up. This raises the question: How hard would it be to port a Qt application from Qt 1.0 to 5.11?
  • Thunderbolt Networking on Linux
    Thunderbolt allows for peer-to-peer network connections by connecting two computers directly via a thunderbolt cable. Mika from Intel added support for this to the 4.15 kernel. Recently, Thomas Haller from NetworkManager and I worked together to figure out what needs to be done in userspace to make it work. As it turns out, it was not that hard and the pull-request was merged swiftly.
  • What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – part 1
    openSUSE Leap 15 will be released on the 25th of May 2018! A new openSUSE release is always an exciting event. This means that I get to play with all kinds of new and improved software packages. I am aware that I can simply install openSUSE Tumbleweed and have a new release 4 or 5 times a week. But when using openSUSE Tumbleweed some time ago, I noticed that I was installing Gigabytes of new software packages multiple times per week. The reason for that is that I have the complete opposite of a minimum install. I always install a lot of applications to play / experiment with (including a lot of open source games). I am using openSUSE since 2009 and it covers all of my needs and then some. I am already happy with the available software, so there is no real reason for me to move with the speed of a rolling release. Therefore I prefer to move with the slower pace of the Leap releases.
  • GNOME Terminal: a little something for Fedora 29
    Can you spot what that is?
  • UBports To Work On Unity 8 / Mir / Wayland After OTA-4
    The UBports team have put out their latest batch of answers to common questions around this project that's still working to maintain the Ubuntu Touch software stack. Among the project's recent work has included getting QtWebEngine working on Mir and before their Ubuntu 16.04 LTS based release they still need to figure out Chromium crashes and to resolve that as well as updating the browser. For their first release of UBports derived from Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" they are still going to rely upon Oxide while later on should migrate to a new browser.
  • 8 Best App Locks For Android To Secure Your Device In 2018
  • These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 39
  • What's Coming in OpenStack Rocky?
    The OpenStack Rocky release is currently scheduled to become generally available on August 30th, and it's expected to add a host of new and enhanced capabilities to the open-source cloud platform. At the OpenStack Summit here, Anne Bertucio, marketing manager at the OpenStack Foundation, and Pete Chadwick, director of product management at SUSE, outlined some of the features currently on the Rocky roadmap. Bertucio began the session by warning the audience that the roadmap is not prescriptive, but rather is intended to provide a general idea of the direction the next OpenStack release is taking.
  • PostgreSQL 11 Is Continuing With More Performance Improvements, JIT'ing
    PostgreSQL 11 is the next major feature release of this open-source database SQL server due out later in 2018. While it's not out yet, their release notes were recently updated for providing an overview of what's coming as part of this next major update. To little surprise, performance improvements remain a big focus for PostgreSQL 11 with various optimizations as well as continued parallelization work and also the recently introduced just-in-time (JIT) compilation support.
  • Tidelift Secures $15M in Series A Funding
    Tidelift, a Boston, MA-based open source software startup, secured $15m in Series A funding.
  • Tesla disclosed some of its autopilot source code after GPL violation
    Tesla, a technology company, and the independent automaker are well known for offering the safest, quickest electric cars. The company uses a lot of open source software to build its operating system and features, such as Linux Kernel, Buildroot, Busybox, QT, etc also they have always been taciturn about the finer details and tech of its popular artefacts, such as Model S, Model X, but now Elon Musk’s company has just released some of its automotive tech source code into the open source community.
  • Open Source Underwater Distributed Sensor Network
    One way to design an underwater monitoring device is to take inspiration from nature and emulate an underwater creature. [Michael Barton-Sweeney] is making devices in the shape of, and functioning somewhat like, clams for his open source underwater distributed sensor network.
  • Security Researchers Discover Two New Variants of the Spectre Vulnerability
  • Security updates for Thursday

today's howtos

Games and Wine: Hacknet - Deluxe, Full Metal Furies and More