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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 2) - File systems

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Linux Ext4 will reach new levels of performance and use a trick to increase its storage media formatting speed. Other new features include a discard function that is interesting for slow-trimming SSDs, the "Rados Block Device" for cluster devices, bug fixes and optimisations to Btrfs.

Arch Linux for Linux fundamentalists

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Linux Most users like their operating system to be like their cars. They stick in the key, turn on the ignition, and off they go. For these users, I recommend Ubuntu. But, if you're the kind of person who likes a car with manual transmission and getting your hands dirty under the hood, then Arch Linux deserves your consideration.

Speeding Up The Linux Kernel With Transparent Hugepage Support

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Linux There is though an entirely different patch-set now beginning to generate interest among early adopters that does improve the kernel performance itself in compute and memory intensive applications and it's the Transparent Hugepage Support patch-set. Here are our initial tests.

Distro Hoppin`: Fedora 14

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Linux So let's see how this distribution fares up to the needs of a "regularish" desktop user. The live image (be it 32- or 64-bit) can be burnt onto a 700 MB CD - although some serious compromises had to be made - once you download it from the fast mirrors provided by the project.

TV show promoting Linux in schools

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Linux We have an opportunity to introduce a mainstream TV audience to the great stuff that Linux can do in schools, but we need 25 Linux enthusiasts to commit to show up in order to accomplish it.

Tux Goes to Church

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Linux In today's world of shrinking budgets and shrinking incomes, charitable organizations are feeling a financial crunch from lower giving. Churches are among these organizations that are struggling to make ends meet while attempting to serve the communities around them.

Why can’t Penguins enter Federica square?

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Web In november 2010 I discovered the existence of Federica, the tridimensional virtual square” that should be the innovative web-learning system of the Federico II University in Naples.

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 Alpha TEST 4 Uploaded for Testing

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Linux Alpha 4 is available. This is a test release not a production release. The primary change since Alpha 3 is that the pre-configuration of video has been completely structured to take advantage of the auto-configuration capability of Xorg and NVIDIA.

Mageia Has an Official Logo

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Linux After months of careful consideration, lots of contributions, and a set process; the Mageia project has decided upon a logo.

Debian Project News - December 8th

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Welcome to this year's seventeenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released
Debian WWW Sprint
ZFS support in Squeeze
Interview with Debian Developer Colin Watson

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