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The kernel column #86

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linuxuser.co.uk: Last month saw the release of the final 2.6.33 Linux kernel, following several months of development. In his release announcement, Linus Torvalds specifically drew attention to newly added support for Nvidia graphics acceleration through the ‘upstreaming’ of the Nouveau 3D graphics driver, as well as the final upstreaming of the DRBD ‘Distributed Replicated Block Device’ driver that has existed for years in a separate project.

Upgrading your distro should come with a warning

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thelinuxcurmudgeon.blogspot: The upgraders, who prefer to leave their computer as is, and hit the "upgrade" button, hoping to come back to their computers in a couple hours and revel in their shiny new OS. But is the upgrade method really worth it?

Ceph: A Linux petabyte-scale distributed file system

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A recent addition to Linux's impressive selection of file systems is Ceph, a distributed file system that incorporates replication and fault tolerance while maintaining POSIX compatibility. Explore the architecture of Ceph and learn how it provides fault tolerance and simplifies the management of massive amounts of data.

Linux Brands: Desired and Distracting at the Same Time

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itworld.com: Branding first appeared on the splash screens of Linux distributions: cleverly designed logos that briefly showed the world what kind of Linux you were using, then rolled away to reveal the stock GNOME, KDE, or other window environment/manager underneath.

Linux As A Religious Experience

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lockergnome.com: Hey folks, gotta’ a bit of news for you. Linux is an operating system. Using Linux will not redeem your immortal soul. It won’t even grant you that out-of-body experience you’ve been wanting.

Even Gates and Ballmer can't live without Linux.

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toolbox.com/blogs: Linux has increased in both popularity and usage over the years in an almost exponential curve. So much so that Bill Gates has called Linux a virus and Steve Ballmer describes it as a cancer.

A Linux Baker’s Dozen

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testfreaks.com/blogs: First, let’s take a look at the most popular distributions of Linux. The next most popular distro is Fedora, with SUSE, Debian, and Red Hat filling out the top 5.

My Last Hop?

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robinzrants.wordpress: I have truly grown weary of distro-hopping. What I have right now is just about perfect. Best Linux ever for me, Linux Mint 8, Xfce Edition. So why would I want to look around again?

HP's Linux OS Alternative Gets a Face Lift

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serverwatch.com: Let's focus on HP. Linux leaves the company in a rather tricky situation. That's because HP is a big fan of the open source server software -- it's a phenomenon too big to ignore.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Kernel: What Is It?

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serverwatch.com: Sitting at the heart of every Linux OS distribution is a Linux kernel. When it comes to the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 release, the issue of which kernel is being used is not a cut and dried answer, however.

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