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When Memory Serves You: Using ramfs and tmpfs

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linux-mag.com: Need a performance boost for your reads from and writes to a database or other dynamic files? A RAM-based filesystem is just what the good system doctor ordered.

Linux, the chicken and the egg

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toolbox.com/blogs: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer has never been fully resolved to everyone's satisfaction. Linux has a bit of a chicken and egg quandary too. To compile a Linux distribution you need to start from Linux. However I am approaching this question from another angle.

Linux is not hard, it's ignored

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mybroadband.co.za: It's a regular complaint: Linux is too hard. But is it hard, or are there other factors at play?

Pardus 2009.1 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented operating system developed by Onur Küçük and his team from Turkey. At a time when nearly every new Linux distro is based on or derived from Ubuntu, Pardus is a rarity.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 339

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Opinion: GNOBSD - killed by GUI-is-for-wimps hacker culture
  • News: Future of Solaris, Ubuntu - Yahoo deal, Mandriva's auto_inst and "Cooker" changes
  • Questions and answers: Converting ext3 to ext4
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.04.4, PC/OS 10
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2
  • New additions: GNOBSD, NexentaStor
  • New distributions: gnuArtist, KLEO, Prayaya Q3
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility

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linux-tip.net: This is perhaps the best tool you have ever seen and the best stuff for your USB Stick. Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility (Sardu) is software that can produce an ISO or an IMA anti-virus bootable CD, comprehensive collections of utilities, the most popular distributions of Linux Lite, and the best known Windows PE.

Why debian rocks

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warpedtimes.wordpress: It has been quite some time, actually years, since I started using Debian. I just thought to write the reasons for which I really like Debian compared to other systems.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

Sabayon 5.1 KDE x86 to Current

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wgo.wolf911.us: I decided I would take a look at 5.1 x86 KDE edition since it’s been a long time since I have messed with x86 and KDE. I slotted myself some time and booted up the iso.

Advice on building a Linux box

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ghacks.net: I get a lot of questions on Linux hardware: “What’s the best piece of hardware X for Linux?” “Should I go route A since I’m using Linux?” Which video card? Which sound card? Which networking card? Processor? Motherboard? Will it all work with Linux?

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    Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.
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