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What evil lurks in OCFS2

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geekscrap.com: In the beginning, Linux was a free general purpose OS and it was not clear how Linux companies would generate profits out of it. One of the key technologies of enterprise server market is Storage Area Network: an infrastructure that abstracts storage resources.

What? Free Linux Training Becoming Available

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have often heard people speaking of the fragmentation of Linux, what with all the different distributions, and this makes it harder for there to be a single "standard" for support engineers to reach. Opinions such as these often end with comments about how Microsoft beats everyone else hands down with their certification scheme.

Retraction: Five *nix Myths Busted

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daniweb.com: To you, my loyal readers, I must offer up a sincere apology for my recent post, Five *nix Myths Busted, and am posting this full retraction for that post. To fully drive home my retraction and refute any myths about my competence with Linux or Unix, I am going to go through each point that I made in that errant post and recant it.

3D Acceleration in VirtualBox Guests

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workswithu.com: Last spring, the world changed forever when VirtualBox implemented support for 3D acceleration in Windows and Linux guests. I have a tendency to be behind the curve on world-changing events, so I didn’t found time to play with this new feature until a few days ago. But what I found made me really happy.

ATX mobo includes USB 3.0 and SATA III

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linuxfordevices.com: MSI announced an ATX-format motherboard based on Intel's P55 chipset that supports LGA1156-socketed Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. The "P55-GD85" offers connections including USB 3.0, SATA II, SATA III ports, RAID , PCI Express, PCI, and FireWire, and offers a Linux-based fast-boot OS called "Winki."

Getting Linux training

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mybroadband.co.za: Demand for Linux skills is growing. We look at the main courses and certifications available.

Fedora Goals and gold.

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marilyn.frields.org: I remember well the FUDCon in Raleigh in January 2008 where members of the Fedora community sat down to try to distill “what Fedora stands for” into a powerful message. There’s a distinct difference between a project that has this capability of traveling forward in many directions at once, and a product with such a capability.

And the best Linux desktop distro of all is...

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itworld.com: When it comes to Linux, there is no one size fits all answer. But, unlike other desktop operating systems, Linux doesn't try to squeeze you into a system's that's too large or too small. Instead, Linux offers a wide variety of distributions and one of them is likely be the right one for you.

Anything the iPad can do, Linux can do better.

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blogs.computerworld: The Apple iPad has finally arrived, and, as I predicted a while back, it's really just a big iPod Touch. That's great. I love my iPod Touch. But, really, is there anything here that Linux can't do just as well for less money?

Linux Motherboard Follies

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linuxplanet.com: Since I stuck my toe in the multi-core CPU waters, it's been an interesting journey. Interesting, that is, in the sense of the famous Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." When it comes to computers, these times are a bit too interesting for my liking.

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