h-online.com: 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.
itworld.com: 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.
phoronix.com: 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.
itlure.com: 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.
berkeleylug.com: 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.
blog.eracc.com: 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.
stop.zona-m.net: 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.
mepis.org: 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.
ostatic.com: After months of careful consideration, lots of contributions, and a set process; the Mageia project has decided upon a logo.
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