Issue #108 / Nov 2009
Cover Theme: OPTIMIZING RAID ARRAYS
SERVICE: KDE 4.3 & KUBUNTU 9.40 DVD INLAYThis month’s DVD includes KDE 4.30 & Kubuntu 9.40....
NEWS: LINUX WORLD NEWSOSS Conferenc e in the Aftermath of The Morakot Typhoon Linux Podcasts a Summer Hit New Swiss Linux Distro ...
NEWS: New products and updates
Professional users are always searching for an edge. Whether you work with Linux as a webmaster, programmer, system administrator, or security consultant, you know the best solution depends on finding the right tool for the job. We thought you might be interested in the following new products and updates.
COVER STORY: High PerformanceOptimizing RAID and other performance techniques
This month we show you some tools for optimizing disks, speeding up web servers, and building custom parallel applications.
COVER STORY: RAID PerformanceImproving RAID performance with filesystem and RAID parameters
You can improve performance up to 20% by using the right parameters when you configure the filesystems on your RAID devices.
COVER STORY: MemcachedSpeed up your web server with memcached distributed caching
This practical caching tool can reduce the load on a web database server by as much as 90%.
COVER STORY: LAM/MPIBuilding high-performance clusters with LAM/MPI
The venerable LAM/MPI infrastructure is a stable and practical platform for building high-performance applications.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.