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Red Hat and Intel: Smart processors, virtualization boost efficiency and performance

Article Source Red Hat Magazine
April 14, 2009, 1:52 pm

On Monday March 30, Intel announced the availability of their much anticipated new line of processors, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series–nicknamed Nehalem. Red Hat, a long-time partner of the market-leading chip maker, collaborated on the chip’s debut...

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SSD vs. SATA RAID: A performance benchmark

Without going into details, SSDs may use single-level cell (SLC) or multi-level cell storage, with SLC drives typically offering better performance.

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Five fun ways to use a Linux webcam

One of the simplest ways you can record webcam videos is with mencoder. Using the Video4Linux driver, mencoder can take input from the webcam and save it in an uncompressed AVI file. Use the following command line to record an AVI with a resolution of 320x240 pixels.

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Configuring your webcam to work under Linux

The best scenario for configuring a webcam is when you buy an external one. Numerous sites exist for different manufacturers and models, and a Web search can often tell you whether GNU/Linux supports a given webcam.

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Disk usage analysis and cleanup tools

Some distributions set up cron jobs that warn you when disk usage exceeds a certain percentage. But when your usage gets flagged as high, it's deciding what goes and what stays that takes time. Finding the right file or folder to get rid of can be a chore if you have a huge disk. But don't panic. Among all that clutter, you've got some simple tools to bring order to chaos.

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