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An API for easy Linux virtualization

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The libvirt library is a Linux API over the virtualization capabilities of Linux that supports a variety of hypervisors, including Xen and KVM, as well as QEMU and some virtualization products for other operating systems. This article explores libvirt, its use, and its architecture.

Will the Linux-Windows Netbook Change the OS Wars?

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earthweb.com: Back in June, when I wrote an opinion piece about the enduring competition between the three major operating systems, I assumed the race would just go on indefinitely. But in a brilliant stroke of diplomatic ingenuity, Lenovo brought to the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a single hybrid laptop in which Windows 7 and Lenovo's custom form of Linux.

Fedora Project Board Starts into 2010

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linux-magazine.com: The project chair has appointed Red Hat employee Colin Walters to the board. John Poelstra begins the year with open feedback to the board's work.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 1) - Networking

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h-online.com: Linux 2.6.33 will have new and improved drivers for Wi-Fi chips by Intel, Ralink and Realtek. Several drivers for old Wi-Fi hardware have been moved to the staging area and will probably soon be discarded. New additions include various LAN chip drivers and several improvements to the network stack.

Encore ENLWI-N 802.11n PCI Wireless Adapter

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While wireless chipsets are not as complicated as graphics processors, under Linux they can cause just as many headaches when it comes to getting them working reliably. For those looking for a PCI-based 802.11g/n wireless adapter that will work "out of the box" with modern distributions like Ubuntu 9.10, one that we have found to do the job is the Encore ENLWI-N.

How Social Networking Works

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itworld.com: The first thing that jumps out at you is that they're almost all based on open-source software. For example, the operating systems behind Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace are all Linux. Facebook uses F5 Big-IP, which is a family of Linux-based appliances that also perform network management.

Tux takes a bow: Linux makes presence known at CES

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arstechnica.com: Ars takes a quick look at some of the Linux-powered products that have been announced at CES.

Linux, Loss, Laptops, and Lower Costs.

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ubuntu-user.com: Last year was also when things started going wrong with my Toshiba notebook. Just before Christmas, it started making occasional strange noises (never a good thing) running rather hot at times, and on at least three occasions over less than a week, something in the hardware just shut down.

Red Hat CEO On Recession, Virtualization, Ballmer

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informationweek.com: Jim Whitehurst says his firm has encountered a "perfect storm" of conditions furthering its growth in recession.

A spoonful of sugar

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marilyn.frields.org: Essentially, a good helper need to be able firstly to turn off any immediate reactions or conclusions to which they might jump about Nathan’s situation. Not concentrating on assumptions about Nathan’s problem or skill set.

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