Linus Torvalds Upset over Ext3 and Ext4

Mar 30, 2009

Linus Torvalds, Ted Ts'o, Alan Cox, Ingo Molnar, Andrew Morton and other Linux kernel developers are embroiled in a contentious discussion over the sense -- or nonsense -- of journaling and delayed allocation before a commit in the ext3 and ext4 filesystems. Heavy words are flying.

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Wicd Network Manager Easy network access with Wicd

Mar 29, 2009

Mobile users change networks in rapid succession. Wicd quickly and conveniently manages the corresponding profiles.

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Nagios Traffic Light Adding a homebuilt warning light to your data center

Mar 29, 2009

A clever combination of Nagios and a doityourself traffic lights lets you know how your network is feeling.

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Psyb0t Attacks Linux Routers

Mar 24, 2009

A botnet named psyb0t has been nesting for a few months in consumer devices that run on Linux with MIPS CPUs, notably routers. Infested devices connect through a botnet over a private Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server to await commands.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Arrives

Mar 24, 2009

Novell announced today that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is officially out in version 11. The SLES extensions for Mono and the desktop version SLED 11 should also concurrently hit the market. A high-availability extension is to follow.

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Buy Oracle Stock? What of Their Red Hat Takeover?

Mar 24, 2009

Rumors of a Red Hat takeover have been circulating since time immemorial. Maybe this time there's some truth to it.

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Kernel 2.6.29 Arrives: Btrfs, Fastboot, WiMAX and Mode Setting

Mar 24, 2009

Kernel 2.6.29 has arrived and brings with it a string of new features. We're presenting some of them and describe what to make of them.

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Sun Provides Open APIs for Cloud Computing

Mar 23, 2009

As of this summer, Sun Microsystems will provide storage and computing resources for cloud computing. They intend to open up the APIs with a public review process.

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