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Five Essential Ubuntu Features

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workswithu.com: I just finished configuring a Vista laptop for my brother, who needs to run some Windows-only applications for college. Whenever I find myself compelled to deal with proprietary operating systems, I’m reminded why I use Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Chicago Files Chapter 13

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nixternal.com: To go along with the spirit of most big things in the United States, Ubuntu Chicago is filing Chapter 13. Ubuntu Chicago isn’t going anywhere, it is just going to restructure itself to become a much more efficient LoCo team.

Ubuntu: A nice holiday, but glad to be home

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blogs.zdnet.com: This past 48 hours has been an eye opening time of which I plunged myself into an entirely open-source environment head first, with no prior experience.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 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.

My life with Linux special edition: Going back

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pcauthority.com.au: After declaring his 7 day experiment with Linux over, David Fearon treks back into wild Linux country one more time, but returns somewhat disappointed.

The Plight of Ubuntu Users in Developing Countries

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blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Internet penetration in Africa is a paltry 6.7% of the population, compared to 27.7% outside of Africa. Moreover, Africans have very limited broadband options due to infrastructure.

A Quick Preview Of The Upcoming Ubuntu Manual

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learningubuntu.com: In the next Ubuntu release, 10.04 Lucid Lynx, there will be a comprehensive manual included which will cover a number of guides, how-tos, and everything a new user needs to know after installing Ubuntu.

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL On Ubuntu 9.10

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This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

Download "Undo / Redo" Patched Nautilus [Ubuntu .deb Packages]

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I've recently found some patched (by mriya3) Nautilus packages for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic (Nautilus 2.28.1) which has "Undo" and "Redo" actions integrated - a really important feature missing in Nautilus. I've been using it for a while and it works great!

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High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS On Ubuntu

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This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 9.10) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 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.

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