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ZFS on Linux: my story and HOWTO you can have it too

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rudd-o.com: Have you heard about ZFS? It’s a generation-defining stable high-performance high-end filesystems, created by Jeff Bonwick at Sun, and ported over to Mac OS X and the BSD family. Oh, and for Linux, using the FUSE (Filesystem in userspace) kernel abstraction. Here’s my ZFS story.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Release Announcement

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community is proud to announce the second beta release of KDE 4.1. Beta 2 is aimed at testers, community members and enthusiasts in order to identify bugs and regressions, so that 4.1 can fully replace KDE 3 for end users.

LGP Introduces Linux Game Copy Protection

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OSS
Gaming

phoronix.com: For seven years Linux Game Publishing has been selling their Linux-ported games with no form of copy protection on their CD/DVDs, but beginning with their forthcoming port of Sacred: Gold that will be changed. Linux Game Publishing has developed their own Internet-based game copy protection system for Linux.

openSuSE 11.0 - A Closer Look

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SUSE

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Since posting the First impressions blog about the new openSuSE 11.0 release, I have spent quite a bit more time exploring it - in the process of which I have installed it three more times. Here are some more observations made along the way.

Debian Project News - June 23rd, 2008

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Linux

Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue: Call for new New Maintainer Application Managers, Backports.org keyring package?, and Debian powers Max Planck Institute 32.8 TFlops supercomputer.

Hotwire: a combined terminal/GUI for GNU/Linux

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: There is nothing more guaranteed to ignite a bad tempered, incandescent flame war that an outbreak of hostilities between the rival Gnome and KDE camps. Well, except perhaps a slanging match between the champions of the GUI and the command line. Enter stage left the compromise candidate which might just unite the warring factions: Hotwire.

Nokia delivers knockout blow to Android

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OSS
  • Nokia buys rest of Symbian, will make code open source

  • Nokia delivers knockout blow to Android
  • Opening up Symbian – Good or Bad for Linux?
  • Nokia Symbian deal shows Google on right track

KDE 4.1: The Annoyances

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KDE

polishlinux.org: Only one month is left before KDE 4.1 is announced. That’s why I thought it’s a good occasion to perform yet another visual changelog (rev 823000). Today’s article will be a bit different than the previous ones since I’m going to focus on the biggest annoyances of KDE 4.1 from my personal perspective.

openSUSE 11.0 Beats Vista, Leopard, and Ubuntu Hands Down

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The battle of operating systems is over. The dust clouds of the Linux distributions wars can finally settle down. The victor is known to all and we simply have to bow our heads in gratitude. After working intensely with OpenSUSE 11.0 for at least a full day there is not a shadow of doubt that this is the release everyone has been waiting for.

40 minutes with KDE4 under openSUSE 11.0

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KDE
SUSE

beranger.org: After dozens of reviews or mentions of openSUSE 11.0 on various blogs, I finally got persuaded to give it a try by two reviews: one by Bruce Byfield (OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction), and the other one on TechMoe.com.

Open Source Data Recovery Tools To The Rescue

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Software

informationweek.com: Disasters happen to the best of computers. Luckily, open source apps like SystemRescueCD, dd, Partedmagic, BackTrack, Security Tools Distribution, Helix, and TestDisk can help recover important data and bring dead systems back to life.

Sun: We screwed up on open source

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builderau.com.au: Many open source developers remain sceptical of Sun because their memories of the company focus on Sun's interactions with the community in 2001/2002, which Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps concedes was a period where Sun "screwed up".

Am I missing something?

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: I'm looking at the latest batch of updates for Ubuntu 8.04, 17 in all. One set of updates is for the kernel. That's right, yet another kernel update. And why are we updating the kernel this time? So that we can shave 3 seconds off the boot-up sequence!

today's leftovers

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News
  • NVidia says no to request to release open source drivers, once again

  • Gedit plugins for everyone
  • Open source vs. piracy
  • Another SLED Pre-install: MSI and the Wind NetBook
  • Print is Dead: Linux Magazine Goes Web Only
  • Newly discovered opensuse 11 Gem
  • Why is Linux still the weird cousin in the corner?
  • Review: openSuSE 11.0
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Microsoft's OOXML bid: No knowledge, no regrets
  • Zero Ballistics Beta for Linux available
  • Open source tour of Europe: Croatia
  • Open Source Consumer Electronics: Neuros OSD
  • Can we give every school child in the UK a Linux notebook and still save money?
  • Gizmo5 - a more open VoIP solution

How-To keep busy : Ten things to do this summer

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teenlinuxlounge.com: One of the first things you should do this summer is join a nice Free & Open Source Software community. Personally I'm joining a very interesting project called SourceMage Linux, there I hope to help with their packaging and bash scripting. They have a great community!

A Look at the Latest Ubuntu (8.04 "Hardy Heron")

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Ubuntu

justanothertechblog.blogspot: What can I say, I love Ubuntu installations! As with most previous releases, Hardy Heron comes on a nice LiveCD through which you can dip your toes into Linux and decide whether or not to take the plunge. With Ubuntu, there is a great probability that a large percentage of your hardware will be detected (if not, as in many cases, all) and configured properly right off the bat.

Also: Ubuntu - My Favorite Linux Distro

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/20/08

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gpl3.blogspot: The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for June 14th through June 20th, 2008. This Week: Week Summary, New Projects, Firefox 3, and User Contributions.

HP Donates the Guts of Tru64 Unix's File System to Linux

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itjungle.com: Say what you will about the makers of proprietary minicomputers from days gone by, but Digital, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard all knew a thing or two about making a tightly integrated, highly polished system. That's why HP this week is donating the code and documentation behind its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) to the open source community.

FUDCon report from the Fedora Project Leader

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: FUDCon comes on the heels of the Red Hat Summit, with many of the speakers and developers doing double-duty. Even Red Hat’s CEO showed up for both events. Did you miss out? Never fear, there’s always another FUDCon coming up, and the Fedora Project Leader is happy to give you the report from this one.

Some great howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian: using chroot ubuntu

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1
  • Monitoring with Munin
  • How about some WINE with your Linux?
  • HowTo: Using SCP
  • Install VMware Tools In Ubuntu
  • Enabling Media Keys
  • Using apt in an RPM world
  • Quickly surveying free disk space on UNIX and Linux
  • Mandriva 2008 - How to configure Broadcom BCM94311MCG
  • Mandriva Linux Upgrades from Repositories Using urpmi
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