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Benchmarking Linux filesystems on software RAID 1

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Linux A couple of months ago I got two Western Digital 500 GB SATA 3.0 drives, which were promptly supplemented with a 3ware 9550XS 4-port hardware RAID card. Immediately I came up with the idea for this article. I though it would be perfect to bench mark the hardware RAID against the software RAID using all kinds of file systems, block sizes, chunk sizes, LVM settings, etcetera.

Mandriva 2008.1 Spring: Close but no Cigar

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MDV Mandriva (when it was called Mandrake) was one of my first exposures to Linux. It was solid, it was pretty, and it made Linux feel welcoming and fun. If one thing can be said is the distribution has remained consistently pleasant to look at.

4 days until Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron takes off

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Ubuntu Hardy Heron, the latest version of Ubuntu, arguably the world’s most well known version of Linux, is set to be released in a mere four days. Keen as I am on – shock horror – Windows Vista, and less of a shock, Mac OS X, I await the release of Ubuntu’s newest bird with great anticipation.

some howtos:

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  • Linux and internal OS caching

  • Find files having permissions 644 in Linux
  • How To Show The Top Largest Files and Directories
  • HUBackup - Backup application for Ubuntu Home Users
  • Encrypting the root & swap partitions on Gentoo with cryptsetup (LUKS)
  • Easily Create Seperate Home partition
  • Linux On A Stick

Red Hat Begs To Clarify Its Desktop Position

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Linux In the last 36 hours – thanks to a posting on one of its blogs – Red Hat has gotten itself in a pretty mess over whether it’s in or out of the desktop market, with the influential Wall Street Journal, among others, reporting that “Red Hat Abandons PC Plan.” Well, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens says that’s not exactly true.

Fedora 9 Preview Review

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Linux Yesterday the Fedora Project released a "Preview" of Fedora 9. Today Ubuntu released a "Release Candidate" of 8.04 "Hardy Heron" and the openSUSE team released openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1. Since my preferred Linux distribution for the desktop is Fedora, I've been keeping up with all of the test releases. What follows is some commentary about my experiences.

Oh My gOS!

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Linux While I’m waiting for the release of Hardy Heron, I got a chance to look for some other distros using the Ubuntu repositories and one distro that I noticed is the gOS All the while I thought that gOS was a distro made really by Google but that wasn’t the case.

A Preview Of Kernel-Based Mode-Setting

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Linux There are many new and innovative features brewing within the X.Org development community right now -- among the many are Gallium3D, the TTM memory manager, and MPX (Multi-Pointer X) -- but one of the features that has risen towards the top of the list and delivers visible benefits to the end-user is kernel-based mode-setting.

Off of windows, and feeling fine…

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Linux So I’m still off windows, and for the most part feeling fine. There are some things I have liked and some things that have been a challenge…

No plans for a Mac or Linux version

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OS I was reading Brett Legree's 6 Weeks site and followed a link to Q10 because it sounded interesting. Imagine my surprise when the first text to hit my eyes was this: Q10 runs under Windows. No version for Linux or Mac is planned.

What is Ubuntu still missing

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igordevlog.blogspot: Ubuntu is just days ahead, I have been using it for about 2 months now, and its really hard to tell "What is Ubuntu missing". So I'll try to list some of the "missing features" and|or "improvements".

SliTaz: A light-weight GNU/Linux distribution

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Linux SliTaz, a GNU/Linux distribution which weighs in at only 25 megabytes, recently caught my eye and as a fan of light-weight distributions I had to check it out.

"It Doesn't Work In Linux"

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avatraxiom.livejournal: So, every now and then I see somebody complain, "Oh, Linux is bad because I had to spend X much time getting Y to work, why don't those Linux people fix that?" When something doesn't work on a Mac, people say, "Wow, this doesn't work on a Mac. The vendor should fix that!"

First Look at Fedora 9 Preview

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I’VE spent a few of days in the company of Fedora 9 Preview and my first impressions are very favourable. Installed into an 8GB Virtualbox virtual machine, it’s a snappy release with a high degree of consistency and stability throughout.

20 Coolest Linux Distro-themed Wallpapers

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Linux Since my list of 25 Coolest Linux Wallpapers unexpectedly became a huge hit, I’m going to share to you some more to keep the Linux pride alive. This time, I have collected some of the coolest, high quality distro-themed wallpapers.

Konsole - KDE 4.1 Changes

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kdemonkey.blogspot: I had a few emails recently asking for a summary of changes in the terminal and in particular 'Send Input to All' which was missing from KDE 4.0. So here are the changes in 4.1, in addition to the many bug fixes and tweaks.

Intrepid Ibex?

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distrogue.blogspot: I don't think I need to explain the title. It's been officially announced [that Ubuntu 8.10 will be dubbed Intrepid Ibex]. So what's an ibex?

What Is The Linux Kernel?

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Linux While we hear so much about Linux and the Linux Kernel, what exactly is the Kernel and what does it do? In summary the Linux Kernel is the interface between the operating system and your computer hardware.

5 Reasons to Love Fedora 9

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jonrob.wordpress: The final release of Fedora 9 has been delayed by two weeks, so I thought I’d take this chance to look at what you can expect from Fedora 9 and why you should be excited!

The AFNOR Affair: Interview with Frédéric Couchet of APRIL on OOXML in France

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Interviews Founded in 1996, APRIL is the main French advocacy association devoted to promote and protect Free/Libre Software. APRIL, made up of over 2000 members -- individuals, companies, and organizations -- is a pioneer of Free Software in France. Since 1996, it has been a major player in the field of Free Software.

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