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Linux performance basics

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spyced.blogspot: I want to write about Cassandra performance tuning, but first I need to cover some basics: how to use vmstat, iostat, and top to understand what part of your system is the bottleneck -- not just for Cassandra but for any system.

Life with Linux: Connecting two machines with a USB KVM switch

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sutor.com: This weekend I put together a new machine for my home office to complement the iMac on my desktop. Since I didn’t want to fill up the desk with another mouse and keyboard, I decided to get a USB KVM (Keyboard, Video, Monitor) switch that allows me to go back and forth between the two machines.

Rounding out a terminal-based Debian system

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kmandla.wordpress: So long as I’m harping on desktops for Pentium-era machines running Debian, I might as well give a run-down on what I personally would (and sometimes do) use.

Making the Switch to Arch Linux

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whatisgon.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu for years, as well as trying several other distros. While I still use Ubuntu on several machines, including my laptop and media center, I haven’t really been a fan of some of the changes they have been rolling out and feel it has gotten a little too bloated for my liking. So, I decided it was time to try something new.

The GNU/Linux “Chicken Little” Syndrome

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blog.eracc.com: You know the type. The technical reporter that tries to do something on GNU/Linux, cannot figure it out and thus states to the planet the equivalent of Chicken Little saying, “The sky is falling!”, regarding GNU/Linux. We see them over and over coming back to the same point, “Until ‘Linux’ solves [insert the technical reporter's failure to do something here], it won’t be ready for prime time.” What a crock of compost.

Five *nix Myths Busted

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daniweb.com: I love mythology and there's nothing like hearing a technology myth to make my day complete. Here are the five myths related to *nix systems that I hear most often when dealing with technical and non-technical people alike. You'd be surprised as to how often even the most technical people spout these myths to each other.

What is User-friendly, Really?

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linuxtoday.com: User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?

Linux Needs to Master Hardware to Beat Windows

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tomshardware.com: Today we have Keith Curtis joining us for a discussion on Linux. Curtis spent 11 years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft before examining Linux and the open source side of things, which resulted in a change of perspective and a published book.

How Red Hat Routed the Recession

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OSS

gigaom.com: While the recession has battered many U.S. software companies, Red Hat — which has staked its future on open-source Linux software, virtualization and cloud computing — has flourished.

Q&A With Red Hat Fedora Project Leader Paul Frields

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linuxinsider.com: Last month, more than 200 Fedora Project developers and contributors gathered in Toronto for FUDCon, the Fedora Users and Developers Conference. Paul Frields, Red Hat's Fedora Project Leader, talks about FUDCon, what lies ahead for the next generation of FOSS, and how to address some of the lingering problems of Linux communities.

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