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Story Kernel space: Virus scanning API spawns security debate srlinuxx 14/08/2008 - 10:28pm
Story kernel stuff srlinuxx 23/10/2007 - 2:18am
Story kernel stuff srlinuxx 26/10/2007 - 9:12pm
Story kernel stuff: srlinuxx 30/10/2007 - 2:15am
Story Kernel summit group photo srlinuxx 3 20/10/2009 - 5:10pm
Story Kernel Update Affects Some nVidia Users - Fix Included srlinuxx 14/12/2006 - 3:20am
Blog entry Kernel updated 2.6.11-oci4 Texstar 2 15/04/2005 - 5:15am
Story Kernel Updates: 4.2.4, 4.1.11, 3.14.55, 3.10.91 Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 9:23am
Story Kernel v2.6.13-rc2-git3 Released srlinuxx 10/07/2005 - 11:37pm
Story Kernel v2.6.16.14 Released srlinuxx 05/05/2006 - 3:52am

A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line—Managing processes

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element14: Your GNU/Linux computer is an amazing machine. It can display images. It can run programs. It can perform dozens of functions all at the same time. How can you keep track of all this activity?

VMGL: Full OpenGL 3D Hardware Acceleration For Virtual Machines

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E@zyVG: Introducing VMGL, which provides OpenGL Hardware 3D Acceleration for Virtual Machines. When tested in xen with Quake 3 & Unreal Tournament 2004 it provides for up to 87% of the performance of the native implementation.

10 ideas to improve Gnome

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Fabrice Facorat: I've just read an article about 10 ways to improve the GNOME Desktop, and I must admit that many points are sensible. Let analyze them :

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Fedora 7

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This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

A three-pronged attack on performance

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linux.com: A computer running Linux can outperform the same computer running Windows XP or Vista. Even so, you may be able to make your Linux system even faster. Here are three optimizations, at different levels, that can make your Linux system perform better.

Should FOSS Change to a Dual License?

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OSS

Penguin Pete: Microsoft is like a stoned Pac-Man with the munchies gobbling up Linux lately. The latest recruit is TurboLinux, who is going to help them spread the foulness that is OOXML (pronounced "ooks-mull"). While we're all scampering around in circles asking "What are they doing? Who will they eat next? What is their strategy?", has anybody considered that maybe they've simply decided to keep buying GNU/Linux until they own it?

First look: Skype for the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

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ars technica: When the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet was announced at the beginning of the year, we were excited about the successor to the 770. Not only was there an updated version of the Linux-based Internet Tablet OS and significantly-improved hardware, but Nokia also promised us a fully-functional Skype client for the N800. Nearly six months after the tablet's launch, the Skype client has finally arrived.

Also: At the races with the Kangaroo TV

Preliminary Review: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Alpha 2

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seopher: My heart sank a little bit as I sat through 2-3 minutes of what can only be described as 'error messages' while this early release of Gutsy Gibbon booted on my virtual machine - although it came through in the end. Here we have the Alpha 2 release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon for me to cast a preliminary eye over 3 months prior to release.

Linux: Revisiting Swap Prefetch

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kernelTRAP: Another thread discussed potentially merging the swap prefetch patch into the mainline Linux kernel. Con Kolivas started the thread saying "I fixed all bugs I could find and improved it as much as I could last kernel cycle. Put me and the users out of our misery and merge it now or delete it forever please."

Coming Full Circle on PCLinuxOS Magazine

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Yet Another Linux Blog: I see articles like OSWeekly’s "The Future of Publishing with Linux Magazines" and I chuckle a bit. Mainly because PCLinuxOS Magazine will have its 12 monthly issue published next month.

AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series & Linux

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phoronix: Since January of this year we have been telling you that AMD has been silently working on R600 (Radeon HD 2000) support for their proprietary Linux "fglrx" driver. However, for the end-user the support isn't complete and still equates to being useless. But how does the recently announced Avivo R500 driver function with the newer R600 series?

Beryl: Eye Candy (and More) for Linux

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daniweb.com: Over the past few years, 3-D rendering in window managers has become a new trend in the desktop environment. Linux users do not have to feel left out if they too want their desktop to be a little prettier. Beryl (formerly Compiz) gives many customizable features for users that want 3-D rendering in Gnome, KDE, or other window managers.

Links I Haven't Linked To

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Here's a bunch of links to stories that I've had open for a day or so and haven't had a chance to publish:

Improving Linux font rasterization?

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/home/liquidat: Many people are unsatisfied with the existing ways of font display systems on Linux. A research paper from Anti-Grain now showed easy but powerful text rasterization improvements. However, the answer from the FreeType developers is a bit sobering.

OpenSUSE LiveCD Installer

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snorp.net: It’s still in early development and has lots of hacks to make things work, but it does manage to install a working system onto your machine. The installation itself is really pretty simple.

101 Ubuntu Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

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Ubuntu

blog.lxpages.com: In this article we’ve compiled 101 list of Ubuntu tutorials. If you’re thinking of switching to Ubuntu from Windows, don’t waste your time thinking too much. Switch to Ubuntu now and you’ll never think about going back.

Openbox window manager grows up

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linux.com: If you want an adaptable window manager that doesn't drain your resources, try Openbox. Its latest version, 3.4.2, released this month, has several visual improvements and dozens of new usable features.

Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops

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Information Week: The wildly popular Linux distro isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially if you try to install it on a laptop, our reviewer Alex Wolfe finds. Come along on his Ubuntu safari, as he hacks his way through bug-fraught installation attempts.

Tux Paint gets a face lift

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Software

DesktopLinux: Five years after the debut of its popular open-source drawing program for children, New Breed Software announced the release of Tux Paint 0.9.17.

Linux: Granular

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dailykos.com: Granular offers a visually stunning KDE, certainly the nicest implementation of it in any distro I've yet reviewed; once everything is configured, you enter an alabaster screen that loads all the modules necessary to run the liveCD.

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