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Linux Gazette March 2010 #172 Online

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This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Recovering FAT Directory Stubs with SleuthKit, GLtron and Armagetron Advanced, and Running Quake 3 and 4 on Fedora 12.

Finally, Reiser4 Benchmarks Against EXT4 & Btrfs

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phoronix.com: There is no shortage of EXT4 benchmarks from comparing this evolutionary file-system's performance on netbooks to how it battles the Btrfs file-system to its performance recession. In this article though we are finally delivering something that has long been requested and that is Reiser4 file-system benchmarks running directly against EXT4 and Btrfs.

Open source, priceless resource

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dailyemerald.com: I was told once about someone called a “cyber hippie.” They dual boot with Linux and Mac OSX or Windows. They use open source browsers, instant messengers and office suites. They write their own code. They essentially live on Slashdot in lieu of professional news sites. The sinking realization that this idea may be true brought a certain horror to my thoughts.

RHCS: an Introduction

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The Red Hat Cluster Suite is a framework to bind two or more machines together to jointly handle one task. The following article gives an introduction to RHCS in terms of service failover

CentOS Pulse #1001 - The CentOS Newsletter

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With a little delay, issue #1001 of the CentOS Pulse newsletter has been released. In this issue we have a very interesting interview on the usage of CentOS at University College London, a report on FOSDEM 2010 (where nearly all of the main CentOS personnel showed up) and, of course, the usual categories like community, jokes and updates.

You can read the newsletter at:

http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/Latest

Minting the Girlfriend

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: A few weeks back the girl I have been dating for awhile now had idly made a complaint about her laptop being poky at certain tasks. I like this girl a lot and figured it was time to take that next step in our relationship: I offered to put Linux on her laptop.

CeBIT 2010: Knoppix 6.3 CeBIT Edition released

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h-online.com: At this year's CeBIT Open Source Forum, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper has announced the release of version 6.3 of his popular Live Linux distribution. Knoppix is a bootable CD, DVD or USB Flash drive distribution of Linux, incorporating automatic hardware detection.

Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva Installations on an Old PC

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bestsyndication.com: I decided to go the free route, because I was looking to have fun using the graphics, video, and music editing applications developed for Linux. On the journey of finding the best free linux operating system installation I learned a few things along the way.

The Linux Desktop of the Future

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itnewstoday.com: One of the things I love about Linux is the ambitious and creative people behind it. Anyone with a text editor and a compiler is free to make up whatever strange software experiment they want, without needing to get approval from a huge corporation. With all of these amazing ideas flying around, it made me think, “what would the Linux desktop look like in ten or twenty years?”

Linux-2.6.33-libre released

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lwn.net: Linux hasn't been Free Software since 1996, when Mr Torvalds accepted the first pieces of non-Free Software in the distributions of Linux he has published since 1991. Over these years, while this kernel grew by a factor of 14, the amount of non-Free firmware required by Linux drivers grew by an alarming factor of 83.

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