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Speeding Up Fsck With Metaclustering

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "This patch speeds up e2fsck on Ext3 significantly using a technique called Metaclustering," stated Abhishek Rai. "This patch will help reduce full fsck time for ext3. I've seen 50-65% reduction in fsck time when using this patch on a near-full file system. With some fsck optimizations, this figure becomes 80%."

Does Open Source Matter?

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OSS

sys-con.com: There’s a great deal of interest in open source software development these days. But isn’t “open source” just a fad – the latest hype in an industry that has shown a singular propensity for falling head over heels for the newest thing?

Also: Is open source recession proof?

Ubuntu releases ten lessons for the desktop

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Ubuntu

tectonic: In the latest Ubuntu weekly newsletter the Ubuntu folks announced the release of the Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course. The modular course should take two days to complete all 10 of the lessons offered.

Which OS is more User Friendly and Intuitive?

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OS

terminally-incoherent: The widely accepted majority opinion about operating systems is that for some unspeakable reason Windows is the pinnacle and a shining beacon of usability.

KDE 4 revises the desktop

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KDE

linux.com: Behind the scenes, KDE 4 has employed new applications for interacting with hardware and multimedia, switched to the Qt4 widget set, and rewritten large sections of the core libraries. The combination makes for a noticeably faster desktop, even on a live CD -- one that rivals Xfce, the previous leader in speed among the major desktops.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Learn to use a serial console on Linux

  • HowTo: Install VMWare Workstation on Fedora 8
  • XFS Filesystem performance tweaking on Linux
  • Configure Pinnacle PCTV Card
  • Double your broadband speed for free
  • Linux sudo tip : Creating a new super user with admin rights in Linux
  • Five Steps to Install KDE 4.0 in Ubuntu 7.10

Asus Eee PC 4G Review

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Linux
Hardware

earthweb.com: The Taiwanese tech heavyweight Asus, best known here for motherboards and other desktop components, has introduced a $400 laptop with most of the capability of a $2,000 Sony or Fujitsu subnotebook; the convenience and usability missing from members of Intel's Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) club; and the goofiest name of the year.

Linux PC Models Multiply As Vista Struggles

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Linux

informationweek: Demand for Linux systems is such that some retailers are selling out. Last year, for instance, Wal-Mart for a time couldn't fulfill orders for Everex's $199 gPC.

EU launches new probes against Microsoft

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Microsoft

reuters: The European Commission, fresh from a major court victory over Microsoft, launched new antitrust investigations into the software giant on Monday on suspicion it abused its market dominance to favor its Web browser and Office product.

Five Compiz features to boost Linux productivity

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Software

tectonic: The Ubuntu desktop may look a little brown and boring to first-time Linux users but beneath that conservative skin lurks a powerhouse of desktop features just waiting to come out, if you are using Compiz Fusion. Here we look at five of the better Compiz features that actually make us more productive as well as looking good.

Exploring /bin - Part 2 - Getfacl through Pwd

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our short series on exploring the /bin directory. Today we'll be looking at another set of tools that are useful to you, including the ever well known and commonly used pwd.

Open source tools: a good collaboration environment for people with Aspergers Syndrome

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OSS

onlamp/blog: The stereotype of the computer programmer with Aspergers Syndrome is overblown, although many programmers have the feeling their people skills haven’t kept up with their technical mastery. How does free software development work so well, then?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 235

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Distributions and KDE 4

  • News: Fedora's new project leader, Gentoo's deepening crisis, VectorLinux for 64-bit processors
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe", DesktopBSD 1.6
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0
  • New additions: Greenie Linux
  • New distributions: Doppix, Linguas OS
  • Reader comments

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

Automating Firefox with iMacros

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Do you have some mundane task that you have to do regularly through a Web browser? Are you a developer who wants to automatically test the interface of your latest Web application? Maybe you want to log into all of the sites you visit on a daily basis with one click. If you fall into any of these categories, you should check out the iMacros Firefox extension.

KDE4 System Settings

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KDE

abhay-techzone.blogspot: In KDE4 they have changed the KControlCenter and named it System Settings. I found it to be easy to navigate and very intuitive. Lets start the visual review.

PCLinuxOS Day 8 - Between a Desktop and Server

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PCLOS

ruminations: Another day at the control center. I am impressed with the scope of tasks that can be executed via one tool. Earlier I mentioned Webmin and the control center shares quite a few characteristics with that tool (though the functions are different, of course). Let’s continue digging deeper.

Why Linux Users Should Be Furious At BBC

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Linux

OSWeekly: Recently the BBC had a bit of a wake up call regarding numbers and how many Linux users were really out there. Why does any of this matter?

First look to Spicebird 0.4

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Synovel Techologies has released Spicebird 0.4, the first public release of its open source Mozilla-based personal information manager that integrates Thunderbird, Lightning and XMPP to deliver email, calendaring, instant messaging and other communication tools on a single product.

ubuntu blogs

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Ubuntu
  • Why I like my Ubuntu box more than my iMac

  • Why I like my iMac better than my Ubuntu box
  • Ubuntu On My Laptop

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • linux commands

  • Linux : Using loop devices (eg : mounting an ISO file)
  • Verify DNS records with Dlint
  • Short Tip: Start an application in a foreign language
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Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

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