mindplusplus.wordpress: In my previous report about journaling filesystem benchmarking using dbench, I observed that a properly-tuned system using XFS, with the deadline I/O scheduler, beat both Linux’s ext3 and IBM’s JFS. A lot has changed in the three years since I posted that report.
ostatic.com: Last we heard from the Mageia project we were told to expect a test release by the end of January. Well, here it is February, where's our test release? What's going on?
raphaelhertzog.com: For as long as I have known Mike, he’s been maintaining one of the largest (and most widely used) package: Iceweasel, Debian’s default web browser. It’s effectively Mozilla’s Firefox although it has been renamed to avoid some rules enforced by Mozilla’s trademark policy. But we might see Firefox back in Debian… read on to know Mike’s plans.
raiden.net: A few Years ago, I was given an old amd 800mghz machine which was deemed to “slow” to run xp with service pack 3. I tried a few distro’s on it and had settled with Wolvix. But shortly after that, a new distro with a weird name,”#! crunchbang”, was introduced on distrowatch.
maketecheasier.com: These days, Linux distros are a dime a dozen, especially in the field of the Ubuntu remix. Just about anyone thinks they can create a usable spinoff (they’re probably right) and that it’ll be wildly successful (they’re probably wrong). For this reason, we don’t often give a full writeup to an Ubuntu remix on MTE unless it offers something really unique or interesting.
keithcu.com: If we were already talking to our computers, etc. as we should be, I wouldn’t feel a need to write this to you. Given current rates of progress, Linux still seems a generation away from being the priceless piece of software useful to every child and PhD.
cristalinux.blogspot: Just a few weeks back the fabulous Turkish distro Pardus released its latest creation, Pardus 2011. It's been quite a while since the last release went live, so I was eager to give Pardus 2011 a spin.
technabob.com: Wouldn’t you want a teeny tiny computer with no video card? Well if you do, then you can be very happy because the DreamPlug will start shipping later this month. The DreamPlug is a small computer that almost looks like a power plug.
businesswire.com (PR): Red Hat, Inc. has continued its efforts to improve the U.S. patent system and to challenge poor quality software patents. Red Hat joined a large group of companies in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court which explained that the burden of proof applied to invalidate patents impedes innovation and should be changed.
linuxinsider.com: "At a previous job, the boss asked that I get the new hire up and running quickly, so rather than download and install a WAMP stack, perl, python, a c/c++ compiler, ftp client, mail server, ssh client, etc., I wiped down his machine and installed linux," recalled Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson. Though the new guy had never used Linux, "within a few hours he was up and running, writing code and testing it."