phoronix.com: Over the past week there has been a lot of talk about the EXT4 file-system following the announcement that Google is migrating their EXT2 file-systems to EXT4. Their reasons for this transition to EXT4 are attributed to the easy migration process and Google engineers are pleased with this file-system's performance. However,
geek.com: This crazy guitar is actually an open source MIDI system using a sexy touchscreen with multi-touch and reactive fretboard. The result? Called the Misa Digital he fretboard has 144 note buttons, runs Gentoo Linux and, friends, has an Ethernet port with SSH server. Now you can truly hack the Gibson.
itnewstoday.com: I came accross a lengthy interview with the Arch Linux team, and having been using the distribution for the last several months, I thought I would write about my experiences and what makes it great for me.
- In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz
- linux.conf.au 2010: Day 2 (morning), (afternoon)
- linux.conf.au is Live
linuxplanet.com: The newest, fast interface, USB 3.0, is finally out, but only one operating system has native support for it: Linux.
itwire.com: It will take about two or three years for the ext4 filesystem, that has been adopted as the default by some community GNU/Linux distributions, to be routinely deployed on production systems, according to senior Linux kernel hacker Theodore Ts'o.
kroah.com: Here's the state of the -stable kernel trees, as of January 18, 2010.
openbytes.wordpress: How things have changed today and the demand for retro gaming is reflected in the amount of emulation projects there are in progress. Puppy Arcade aims to provide all your retro computing desires. It’s based on tiny TurboPup Xtreme, which itself it a highly optimized version of Puppy Linux.
earthweb.com: Linux’s main merit, as a kernel and an ecosystem, is its open source nature. That means the software that runs on it has little choice but to be open source. This doesn’t mean closed-source software is unavailable on Linux—just that it’s got the deck stacked strongly against it.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: A first look at Jibbed 5.0.1 (a NetBSD live CD)
- News: Fedora Community Remix, Mandriva "Cooker" updates, Dreamlinux future, Arch Linux interview
- Questions and answers: In search of "better" applications
- Statistics: Online CD, DVD and USB media sales
- Released last week: BackTrack 4, Pardus Linux 2009.1
- New distributions: Android-x86, Puredyne, Zen-mini
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