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Linux: Replacing atime With relatime

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kernelTRAP: In a recent lkml thread, Linus Torvalds was involved in a discussion about mounting filesystems with the noatime option for better performance, "'noatime,data=writeback' will quite likely be *quite* noticeable (with different effects for different loads), but almost nobody actually runs that way."

Fedora 8 Test 1 Live Screenshots

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phoronix: The first test release for Fedora 8 is finally out the door after the usual delays we've come to expect with each Fedora release cycle. New in the Fedora 8 Test 1 Desktop Live CD (GNOME edition) is GNOME 2.19.5, an early Linux 2.6.23 kernel, and integrated blog entry posting software among some other minor alterations. We have screenshots to share and will cover Fedora 8 more in the coming weeks.

Mozilla security patches coming as soon as f***ing possible

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: It all started during the Black Hat security conference last week when Mike Shaver, Mozilla Director of Ecosystem Development handed his business card to Robert Hansen (a.k.a. RSnake) adding “Ten F***ing Days” to it.

Also: Color management support added to Firefox 3

i’m excited about the future of gnome

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: i’d like to take this time to list some things that are happening right now in the gnome community that have me very excited. these are the projects that are actively improving the future of the gnome desktop.

Deconstructing the Latest Netcraft Survey

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linux today: Supposedly the big news coming out of LinuxWorld today is that Microsoft’s IIS server is “catching up” to Apache. According to Netcraft, their latest Aug 2007 survey shows more very large gains for Microsoft technologies on the web. "What does this mean for Apache? Is Apache dying? Is Microsoft set to take top spot as the web platform of choice?

Linux kernel maintainer allays fears about forking

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InfoWorld: Making separate but critical points about the path of the Linux kernel, the maintainer of the kernel on Monday stressed there is no need to worry about forking and not to expect a move to the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.

Controlling and managing Edubuntu users' desktops

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Ubuntu

linux.com: The community-driven Edubuntu project aims to create a version of Ubuntu specially tailored for use in primary and secondary education. Perhaps the most useful feature present in the Edubuntu OS is the Linux Terminal Server Project environment, whose applications are not limited just to eduction.

Interview: Chris Mason about Btrfs

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Linux
Interviews

/home/liquidat: When Btrfs was officially announced I was very interested in the development because it was supposed to address several issues of today’s file systems. After a couple of early development releases I asked Chris if he would be willing to ask me some questions about Btrfs.

I’ve installed OpenSUSE 10.2, here’s my first impressions…

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tuxtoday: I recently built myself a new computer. So for my new computer I first installed Ubuntu, then Kubuntu, and now.. OpenSUSE 10.2.

openSUSE Guiding Principles: nice, but weird

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beranger: The Final draft for openSUSE Guiding Principles is very nice and a pleasant reading, but as it should serve as sort of a Constitution (or at least as a defining writ), it has a weird way of putting the cart before the horses.

Open source upheaval

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OSS

InfoWorld: "I don't use the word 'evil,'" says Mike Evans – though he acknowledges that some of his customers do see proprietary commercial software vendors that way.

Dell Linux desktops move to Europe

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Ubuntu

vnunet: Bringing Ubuntu-based consumer PCs to Europe, Dell plans to start selling a Linux desktop and notebook computer in the UK, France and Germany this Wednesday.

30 things I’ve learned from using Linux …

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: I began My Linux Experience back at the end of February and over the past five months I’ve managed to spend a fair bit of time dabbling and experimenting with a variety of Linux distros. Over these months I’ve learned a lot - a lot about Linux, a lot about the Linux community and a lot about myself and how I look at and interact with PCs.

Automatix Supported Alternatives : Burning and Ripping

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ubuntu tutorials: Some of you may have seen the post floating around a few of the planets the last couple of days concerning the Ubuntu Technical Board’s review of Automatix. It is for this reason that starting today I will take the complete list of applications installable by Automatix and write a tutorial for each one. So, I’ve started with the first section, “Burning and Ripping."

Absolute Linux is an absolute winner

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Absolute, a lightweight Linux operating system based on the respected Slackware Linux distribution, just released version 12.0. It features kernel version 2.6.21.5, IceWM and Fluxbox window managers, and many graphical and ncurses-based configuration tools. Its goal is to provide a lighter, easier-to-use Slackware appropriate for newcomers and experienced Linux users alike. It is built for speed and performance but doesn't neglect stability or security.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With gtkpod

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HowTos

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with gtkpod (a graphical user interface for Apple's iPod). Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as gtkpod that can handle the task.

Novell prepares for patent battle with Microsoft?

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zdnet: Novell has boosted its legal team with one of America's top patent lawyers in what is building up to be a legal battle with Microsoft.

Airborne Linux Hackers Unite!

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Bits (nytimes blogs): Virgin America calls their new in-flight entertainment system “Red,” but it is really a gigantic sociological experiment in airborne distributed computing.

$199 Linux Laptop Tantalizes Before Official Launch

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld blogs: The Eee PC laptop is a little marvel. While it will be delightful to use this laptop with wifi at a public library or other hotspot, the truly exciting feature on this laptop is the 56kbps modem. A dialup modem exciting? Sure. Check this out.

Interview: Matthew Dillon

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Interviews
BSD

kernelTRAP: Matthew Dillon created DragonFly BSD in June of 2003 as a fork of the FreeBSD 4.8 codebase. In this interview, Matthew discusses his incentive for starting a new BSD project and briefly compares DragonFly to FreeBSD and the other BSD projects. He goes on to discuss the new features in today's DragonFly 1.10 release.

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