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Linux Mint 6: Felicia

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Linux

greentechgirl.com: I’ve been using Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu for a while, and overall I’m pleased with it. However, since upgrading from Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa) to 6 (Felicia), I’ve actually been a little less happy with it. A few irksome problems:

Fast ext4 fsck times, revisited

thunk.org/tytso/blog: Last night I managed to finish up a rather satisfying improvement to ext4’s inode and block allocators. The ext4’s original allocator was actually a bit more simple-minded than ext3’s, in that it didn’t implement the Orlov algorithm to spread out top-level directories for better filesystem aging.

Linux forensics - Part 2: Protech

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: In this article, we will talk about Protech, a high-end hacking toolbox for the enterpreneuring system administrator. It is a young, new distribution, based on Ubuntu and running an extremely streamlined, lightweight Fluxbox desktop.

CodeWeavers Updates CrossOver Games

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ostatic.com/blog: If you're a gamer, you'll want to know about CodeWeavers' latest update for its popular gaming software. CrossOver Games 7.2.0 is now available for both Linux and Mac OS X, and includes a bunch of fixes, formal support for Spore, and an updated version of Wine.

Tour the Linux generic SCSI driver

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Linux

Linux provides a generic driver for SCSI devices and an application programming interface so users can build applications to send SCSI commands directly to SCSI devices. In this article, the author introduces some of the SCSI commands and methods of executing SCSI commands when using SCSI API in Linux. He also provides background on the SCSI client/server model and the storage SCSI command.

Microsoft supports punk'd open source

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Oh sure. Microsoft loves open source. If your open source company is willing to admit Microsoft owns Linux, acknowledge the legitimacy of its proprietary standards, and put “whatever Microsoft wants.”

I hate Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

kev009.com: I hate Ubuntu. I immediately lose respect for anyone who runs it, and especially those who advocate it. Here’s why:

Also: Ubuntu Makes Cloud Strategy a Big Joke

Novell-Red Hat Conundrum: What’s a FOSS Supporter to Do?

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Linux

earthweb.com: When you are a free and open source software (FOSS) supporter, life often seems black and white. What you decided would say a great deal about your reasons for supporting FOSS.

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together?

Is Red Hat Taking Aim at Ubuntu?

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Linux

workswithu.com: A representative of Red Hat told a reporter recently that will indeed be pushing the Linux desktop again. Such a move would presumably present a challenge to Ubuntu, which has dominated the desktop scene for a long time. Or would it?

VMware moves vCenter to Linux

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Software

zdnet.co.ukVMware will release future versions of vCenter, its flagship virtualisation-management software, in Linux versions as well as for Windows.

Five Questions With A.J. Venter - Creator Of Kongoni Linux

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Interviews

opensourcereleasefeed.com: Kongoni is a completely new distribution to Linux, who is behind this and please give some background on what got you to this place.

Linux dominates in Amazon Kindle competitors

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Linux

apcmag.com: Linux runs on the first e-book reader released this year ... and on the second ... and the third.

today's leftovers

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  • KDE 4.2 Lures Me Back to Kubuntu

  • Basic Linux Security for Beginners
  • Around the Distros
  • OLPC users discover free WiFi at Rwandan Airport
  • The dollar is tight, where does that leave open source?
  • What is an “Open Source Company?” The Billion Dollar Question
  • Microsoft suit over FAT patents could open OSS Pandora's Box
  • Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: UK Government Policy
  • The Losing Battle Against Technology Freedom
  • HackerPublicRadio - NewsCast Ep0
  • Red Hat upgrades its mission
  • Kernel 2.6.28 Notes and Upgrade to Ext4
  • Moore's Law and open source
  • This is not Gnome
  • Howto create CentOS Xen VM under Ubuntu Dom0
  • Superuser Privilege Management: It's Not About Trust
  • 10 things to tell your kids when you've ditched windows for linux
  • MySQL forks: Monty splits from Sun
  • The Phoronix Test Suite Gets A GUI
  • What you should do before, during & after an Ubuntu install
  • A Third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbooks Comes with Ubuntu
  • Installing LXDE, LightWeight X11 Desktop Environment on openSUSE 11.1
  • Install Software from the Command Line in openSUSE

My Impressions of KDE 4.2

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jintoreedwine.wordpress: I have been using KDE 4.2 on both my Gentoo systems (laptop and desktop) since about a week after it was released. I still run it now and plan on running it until the next big release of KDE.

Distro Review: Sabayon 4.0

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Today’s candidate is the latest release of a distro I first looked at some time ago, Sabayon. I’ve had mixed feelings about it in the past. I wanted to see how it had developed now they’d reached version 4.0, so here goes nothing…

Is Gentoo dying or just becoming old?

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Gentoo

mindstab.net: I haven't really touched my Gentoo desktop in over a year. If I wanted to stay with Gentoo, I'd have a day or two of compiling a head of me, and then who knows what integration head aches as programs and config files change.

Subtle Improvements In Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5

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phoronix.com: Due out tomorrow is the fifth alpha release for Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope). Ubuntu 9.04 is now in a feature freeze so there isn't much to expect in Jaunty Alpha 5, but there are a few items worth highlighting.

Binary-only device drivers for Linux and the supportability matrix of doom

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thunk.org/tytso/blog: I came across the following from the ext3-users mailing list. The poor user was stuck on a never-updated RHEL 3 production server and running into kernel panic problems. He was advised to try updating to the latest kernel rpm from Red Hat, but he didn’t feel he could do that.

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