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Linux I/O Scheduler Comparison On The Linux 3.4 Desktop

At the request of Phoronix readers, and that the default I/O scheduler may change, here's a comparison of the CFQ, Deadline, and Noop schedulers on three systems and covering both rotating media (HDD) and solid-state storage (SSDs).

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Do Robots Need a Linux or a Mac OS to Thrive?

Willow Garage sets its open-source software free to attract software developers and help make robots commonplace, but detractors say giving the software away is bad for business. [Read more]...

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To GNU or Not to GNU? That Is the Question

There's no denying the incendiary nature of the topic of desktop Linux, which tends to gets rehashed in heated detail every so often both on these pages and beyond. What some may not remember, however, is that there's another recurring Linux subject that can be equally controversial. It hasn't appeared...

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The Next Generation of Open Source Software Procurement Models

One year ago, the new Swedish framework agreement for the procurement of open source became active. Five suppliers were contracted to provide software and services. Central government, the public educational sector, all twenty county councils, and 225 out of the...

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PHP devs lob second patch at super-critical CGI bug

If at first you don't succeed, compile, compile again The developers of PHP have released updates to thwart fresh attacks against systems that use the scripting language to dynamically generate web pages.…...

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