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Will Red Hat Stay Red Hot?

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Linux

minyanville.com: Shares of Red Hat (RHT) have been red hot this past year. But can the momentum be kept up? That’s the big question.

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (replication1) as well as 3 and 4 (replication2) will mirror each other, and replication1 and replication2 will be combined to one larger storage server (distribution). Basically, this is RAID10 over network. If you lose one server from replication1 and one from replication2, the distributed volume continues to work. The client system (CentOS 5.4 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.

Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver With The FirePro V8750

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month AMD rolled out a new workstation graphics card driver, which is effectively the same Catalyst driver used by the consumer-oriented Radeon graphics cards but with greater testing and certification for the ATI workstation offerings.

What Does That Server Really Serve?

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OSS

gnu.org: On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

Compressed File Systems on Linux

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Linux

raditha.com/blog: Perhaps the title should have been; ‘the lack of a suitable compressed file system on linux’. A compressed file system in this case refers to a setup where the files are saved on the disk in a predefined compressed format (such as gzip or bzip2). When you read from those files they will be automatically decompressed by the file system.

Lucid vision

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: THE first beta version of Ubuntu 10.4, also known as Lucid Lynx, was released last Friday, giving me enough time to download a copy of the new Linux distribution over the weekend and install it on my Acer netbook.

Firefox 3.6.2 closes critical security hole

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: The Mozilla Foundation has released version 3.6.2 of its open source Firefox web browser. The developers say that, in addition to other holes, the most important vulnerability closed in Firefox 3.6.2 is a critical hole known since February.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Compiz cube and your icons
  • BAR - Backup archiver program
  • Bursting with reports to deliver? Here’s a tool for you
  • Lucid Lynx beta boasts social networking features
  • Open source finds its way into CFD trading
  • The Difficulties of Unwritten Community Standards
  • XtreemOS 2.1: Linux for the Grid
  • Saint Tim Berners-Lee
  • How a Couple of ex-Microsoft Guys Built An Open Source Powerhouse
  • OData Client goes Open Source
  • muscle memory
  • Going Linux - Mar 22: #097 - Linux and Cloud Computing
  • redirect requests to domain names without www to www.domain.tld
  • Radeon 3D Performance: Gallium3D vs. Classic Mesa
  • New brush in Krita: Softbrush
  • UK government’s open source commitment words not deeds
  • Tim Berners Lee gets $30 million for web studies
  • Five Must-Have Chrome Extensions
  • Red Hat Inc. Call Buying Spikes Ahead of Earnings
  • Demand grows for SQL and Linux skills
  • Need for Open Source Developers Continues to Increase

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Monitor your network with iptraf
  • Using the BSNL 3G Data Card on Linux
  • Solving typical problems of BCM4312 802.11b/g
  • Preparing Ubuntu Server for hosting Drupal sites
  • Klavaro - Typing Tutor on Linux
  • Aircel GPRS with Linux and Bluetooth
  • Patching the kernel: step by step approch
  • Gnome Gmail = Gmail + Gnome
  • KDE 4.4.1 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Drupal 6 Performance Optimization
  • How to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 on Linux

Ubuntu users, Shuttleworth doesn't owe you anything

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The ongoing debate over the change in the position of the window buttons in the upcoming Ubuntu release, Lucid Lynx, reminds one that Linux users possess one awful characteristic in spades - a sense of entitlement.

Radio Tray gives “light listening” a whole new meaning!

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Software

ogmaciel.com: I don’t consider myself a “power user” when it comes to how I listen to music in general, and most of the time I’ll use whatever media player is installed by default with my distribution. I just want listen to my music! That is why I was truly excited when I learned about Radio Tray the other day.

Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

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OSS

perens.com/blog: What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

Google’s privacy campaign, and three ways in which Google gets your data

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Google

itwriting.com/blog: Google is campaigning to reassure us that its Chrome browser is, well, no worse at recording your every move on the web than any other browser. However,

Linux cool hacks - Part II

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Linux
HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Time for the second article of highly useful, cool and fun utilities, commands, and tricks that should help you gain better productivity and understand your system better.

5 really good music players for Linux

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Software

opentechblog.com: One thing you’ve really got to admire about the open source application ocean is the wide availability of good, really good, music players.

What If… Microsoft Bought Novell?

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: According to the company, Novell would consider being acquired should the right buyer come along. Could that buyer be Microsoft? And what would that mean for SUSE and the Linux ecosystem?

Elive 2.0 - Distro Review

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Elive: Where Debian mights Enlightenment. This is Elive's slogan. As I am sure you can guess, it is a Debian based distribution that uses the Enlightenment window manager.

The Linux of stock markets

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Today's news that TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange) has moved to Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) as the operating platform for its next-generation "Arrowhead" trading system shouldn't come as a surprise. Linux has become the smart stock market's operating system of choice.

Should Ubuntu Have Been Created

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Ubuntu
  • Focus on the Inefficiency of Ubuntu
  • Should Ubuntu Have Been Created
  • Using Ubuntu Linux to Rescue Windows
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1
  • Ubuntu One Music Store Public Beta Begins
  • Ubuntu One and the Lucid Lynx
  • Ubuntu 10.04 in Beta, Stable Release in April
  • The UbuntuOne Music Store Now Open

Beware the King of the Trolls

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: If you haven't heard of Intellectual Ventures, you will do. Set up by ex-Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold, with investments from Microsoft among others, it is basically a patenting machine – filing and buying them in huge quantities.

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