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The Hurd: GNU's quest for the perfect kernel

http://lwn.net

So what is the state of the Hurd? Is it vaporware, like Duke Nukem Forever? Fortunately not: the code exists, there is still work going on (for instance as part of Google Summer of Code), and there are even some relatively functional Hurd distributions. Let's look first at the code and the current architecture, and then at the Hurd distributions.

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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 3) - Network support

http://www.h-online.com

Several patches submitted by a Google developer will enable the kernel to push considerably more data through network cables on multi-core systems. Some of the LAN and Wi-Fi drivers also promise greater throughput, or to use less power, due to various driver enhancements

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Cool User File Systems: ArchiveMount

http://www.linux-mag.com

Have you ever wanted to look inside a tar.gz file but without expanding it? Have you ever wanted to just dump files in a .tar.gz file without having to organize it and periodically tar and gzip this data?

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LVM, RAID, XFS and EXT3 filesystems tuning for small files heavy load parallel I/O on Debian

http://www.techforce.com.br

Thousands concurrent parallel read write accesses over tens of millions of small files is a terrible performance tuning problem for e-mail servers.

You must understand and fine tune all your infrastructure chain, following the previous articles for data storage and multipath on Debian 5.x Lenny.

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GSmartControl - Useful Hard Disk Drive Health Inspection Tool For Linux

http://www.techdrivein.com

GSmartControl is a really useful Linux app to check the health of your hard disk drive. GSmartControl is basically a graphical user interface for smartctl, which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. Only ATA drives including both PATA and SATA are supported for now.

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A line in the sand for graphics drivers

https://lwn.net

Support for certain classes of hardware has often been problematic for the Linux kernel, and 3D graphics chips have tended to be at the top of the list. Over the last few years, through a combination of openness at Intel and AMD/ATI and reverse engineering for NVIDIA, the graphics problem has mostly been solved - for desktop systems.

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Accessing WebDAV as a Filesystem With davfs2

http://www.serverwatch.com

I had a request this week to check out davfs2. This neat open source utility allows you to connect to a WebDAV server as a regular filesystem, meaning that applications that don't support WebDAV can still access resources shared via WebDAV.

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Will Mozilla's $3,000 bug bounty make Firefox secure?

http://blog.internetnews.com

Mozilla is increasing the amount it pays security researchers for bugs from $500 up to $3,000. I personally think that's a very good thing.

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Python4Kids: New Tutorial: WhyPy

http://python4kids.wordpress.com

Ultimately, the reason these tutes are on Python is because Python rocks!!, and it rocks in so many ways: For a start, the Python language is extremely, sublimely beautiful.

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shootout: GNU screen, tmux and dtach+dvtm

http://chithanh.blogspot.com

When it comes to terminal managers in Linux, it usually boils down to three choices: screen, tmux or the dtach+dvtm duo. Proponents of each often vigorously tout their solution as the best. So let's see how they compare.

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How To Monitor Network Traffic: Two Indispensable Commands

http://techthrob.com

This how-to will teach you two commands, iftop and nethogs, that you can use to monitor network traffic on a Linux machine. You can use iftop to view traffic by individual connection, port, network segment, or remote host, which gives you a detailed accounting of all packets coming in and out of your machine.

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GNU IceCat 3.6.7 released

http://lists.gnu.org

GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. In addition, GNU IceCat includes some privacy protection features, included in a separate addon.

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OpenGL 4.1 Specification Released

http://www.khronos.org

The OpenGL 4.1 specification has been defined by the OpenGL ARB (Architecture Review Board) working group at Khronos, and includes the GLSL 4.10 update to the OpenGL Shading language and is accompanied by a number of extensions introducing cutting-edge functionality to the OpenGL standard.

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Keeping things simple: the Linux kernel

http://www.zdnet.co.uk

One of the huge advantages I have found over the years when working with Linux machines, is the ingenious design of the kernel itself.

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GnuTLS 2.10.1 released

http://lists.gnu.org

GnuTLS is a modern C library that implements the standard network security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), for use by network applications. GnuTLS is developed for GNU/Linux, but works on many Unix-like systems. The GnuTLS library is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPL 2.1+.

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