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Ext3 ‘data=guarded’ mode coming for Linux kernel 2.6.30?

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rajeeshknambiar.wordpress: In the light of recent “Ext3 fsync” problem related discussions happened in the Linux Kernel mailing list involving many experts in the field, there has been quite a few improvements.

Desperately Seeking Mediocrity

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apebox.org: One thing I’ve noticed out there in the big wide Internet is the number of people who desperately want GNU/Linux to suck. These are not, as you’d imagine, Windows or Mac OS fanatics who want to see the competition fail - in fact, quite the opposite.

Two more rocking Linux Distros

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go2linux.org: Few days ago, Blair Mathis has written a post about eight rocking Linux Distros, but I think two distros were missed there.

The difference between Linux and Windows

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: As Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11 all approach their launch dates, I've been thinking about the differences in how they're created and released.

Linux needs games, games need you

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Gaming

pinstack.blogspot: It's no surprise that gaming is one of the areas lagging most in the Free Software world. Fanatics will say that yes there are good FOSS games, but the truth is, they're nothing compared to the plethora of proprietary options for Windows.

The Best of Bread Linux Synchronization

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Using rsync to Synchronize two machines easier and faster than ever before with rsync

gNewSense 2.2 released

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fsf.org/blogs: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'.

Interview With Ricky Zhou - Fedora Project

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Ricky. In specific, we talk about: Identity of the Fedora community and its relationship with Red Hat, Relationship between Fedora and other distributions, and Public opinion about the Fedora project.

Faceoff: PCLOS 2009.1 vs LinuxMint KDE CE 6

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PCLOS

teqnix.blogspot: In the past few days, I was lucky to be able to test drive two wonderful Linux distributions that both promises to work "out of the box" -- PCLinuxOS 2009.1 and LinuxMint 6.

Impi Linux is no more

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tectonic.co.za: Five years after it was first launched, South Africa’s Impi Linux distribution no longer exists.

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