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Linux and other Unix-like operating systems use the term “swap” to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk, and the region of a disk the pages are stored on. It is common to use a whole partition of a hard disk for swapping. However, with the 2.6 Linux kernel, swap files are just as fast as swap partitions.
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daniweb.com: In a report on enterprise open source usage released this week, Gartner research director Laurie Wurster stated in rather strong language that companies could face a big intellectual property issue because they are using the software without understanding the IP implications of the licensing language. But is she exaggerating.
blogs.the451group: I was pointed toward an interesting article recently that centered on a competitive battle of netbooks v. smartphones, indicating the latter will emerge victorious. However, will the smartphone really kill the netbook? Nah. Here’s why:
omegamormegil.wordpress: Here’s a list of a few of the reasons I think you might want to take a look at Ubuntu.
hehe2.net: If you’ve just started using Linux, you’ve probably noticed an interesting phenomenon. You’ve entered a group of rugged individualists, non-conformists, people who know how to pull things apart and put them back together, people who don’t like being spoon fed. Just using Linux in your PC? Ok, that’s pretty good. But how about building a Linux system from scratch? Or on your phone? Even better, how about in your car?
informationweek.com: In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term opportunities for growth.
blogs.zdnet: Dave Rosenberg is worried about Sun. “If it fails,” he writes, “Sun will be the harbinger of sorrow for the rest of the open source world.” The open source business, yes. The open source world? Not so much.
theregister.co.uk: Tron - quite possibly the best example of a movie that could benefit from a legitimate sequel - is finally getting one. And who knew? A few dedicated - and better informed - film buffs maybe. But for the rest of us sci-fi supporters, certainly on this side of the Pond, it remained a secret.
junauza.com: One of the most highly anticipated open source games of 2008 is finally shipping. After several months of development and unexpected delays, Blender Institute's Yo Frankie! has been unleashed for the world to play.
mandriva.com: Mandriva today reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter 2008. Turnover for the quarter is 0.83 million Euros, trading revenue is 1.04 million Euros, costs are 1.67 million Euros and the operating loss is 0.64 million Euros.
tectonic.co.za: Intrepid. There is very little evidence of the “wow” factor that made early Ubuntu releases so exciting. Unless of course you dig a little deeper. There are three that really stand out for me.
practical-tech.com: You’ve already got Ubuntu on your computer so why not have some Ubuntu under your Christmas tree-or Hanukkah bush, Ubuntu’s for everyone-as well.
mashable.com: There is no arguing that YouTube is the most popular video sharing site out there, but that isn’t to say that there aren’t things about it that annoy users. There are a wide array of plugins for Firefox to make the YouTube user experience that much better. Here are over 20.
Also: Trick Out Your Firefox Browser with Style
phoronix.com: For Linux desktop users interested in a mid-range discrete graphics card there are more choices than ever before with NVIDIA continuing to release new stable Linux drivers as they have done for many years. We recently looked at AMD's new ATI Radeon HD 4830 mid-range graphics card, but in this article we are comparing it to the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT.
yatsite.blogspot: 2008 was without doubt a very exciting year. Open Source keeps stirring the still waters of IT industry. So, let's see which major applications made major releases this year:
earthweb.com: The question of whether business can co-exist with free and open source software (FOSS) was settled long ago. It can, and not only successful companies like Red Hat but also the willingness of venture capitalists to fund FOSS business models proves the case.
infoworld.com: Two years ago this month, Microsoft forged its controversial partnership with Novell that, among other things, had the two companies agreeing not to sue each other over intellectual property issues, in part to protect Suse Linux users over any patent litigation from Microsoft. Just how well has that deal worked out?