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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.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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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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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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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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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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mesa 17.3 RC5 and Early Stages of Linux 4.15

  • mesa 17.3.0-rc5
    The fifth release candidate for Mesa 17.3.0 is now available. This is the last planned release candidate before the final release. We still have a couple of regressions in our tracker [1] although I'm anticipating for those to be resolved by EOW.
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    As some additional work past the KVM changes for Linux 4.15 submitted last week, a few more feature items have been queued. The second batch of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) updates sent in today for Linux 4.15 include ARM GICv4 support, x86 bug fixes, the AMD VFIO NFT performance fix, and x86 guest UMIP support. Landing already with Linux 4.15 is Intel UMIP capabilities for User-Mode Instruction Prevention to prevent certain instructions from being executed if the ring level is greater than zero. This latest KVM pull update adds this UMIP support to its space for both real and emulated guests.
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    Of the many changes coming for Linux 4.15, as detailed this weekend Radeon GPU and AMD CPU customers have a lot to be thankful for with this new kernel update currently in development. Here are some initial benchmarks of the Linux 4.15 development kernel using an AMD EPYC 7601 32-core / 64-thread setup. When it comes to EPYC in Linux 4.15, the kernel side-bits have landed for Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV), CPU temperature monitoring support now working, and improved NUMA node balancing.

Videos: Akademy 2017 Talk, Upgrading Linux Mint, This Week in Linux

  • Akademy 2017 talk
    The talk by Jean-Baptiste Mardelle’s at Akademy 2017 is released along with many other interesting talks. Akademy is the annual world summit of KDE, one of the largest Free Software communities in the world. It is a free, non-commercial event organized by the KDE Community.
  • How To In-place Upgrade Linux Mint
    This video shows how to upgrade Linux Mint from 17.3 to 18.3 while keeping all of your personal data intact. Please be sure to give EzeeLinux a ‘Like’ on Facebook! Thanks! Also check out http://www.ezeelinux.com for more about Linux.
  • Linux Kernel 4.14, Firefox Quantum, Fedora 27, Munich? Meh | This Week in Linux 14
    On this episode of This Week in Linux. The first 6 Year LTS Linux Kernel was released this week. Huge Update from Mozilla with Firefox Quantum. New distro releases from Fedora and Slax.

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.1 MR

LibreELEC 8.2.1 is a maintenance release that includes Kodi 17.6. It also resolves a minor time-zone issue after recent daylight saving changes, a resume from suspend issue with the Apple IR driver, and it provides two new SMB client configuration options in Kodi settings. You can now set a minimum SMB protocol version to prevent prevent SMB1 from ever being used, and a ‘legacy security’ option forces weak authentication to resolve issues seen with the USB sharing functions on some older router/NAS devices. If updating to LibreELEC 8.2 for the first time PLEASE READ THE RELEASE NOTES below here before posting issues in the forums as there are disruptive changes to Lirc, Samba, and Tvheadend. Read more