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EXT3, EXT4, Btrfs Ubuntu Netbook Benchmarks

Last month we published benchmarks of EXT4 comparing this file-system's performance when it was first marked stable in the mainline kernel and then where it is at now in the Linux kernel while testing every major release in between. This article was followed up by a Btrfs versus EXT4 comparison usi...
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New Attempt to Integrate AppArmor into Linux

A Canonical developer is working to get the AppArmor security framework integrated into the official Linux kernel...
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Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport More Kernel DRM

The decision to stick with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel rather than the soon to be released Linux 2.6.33 kernel for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that will be released in April is leading to a few more headaches for those involved with packing X.Org and the graphics components for the Lucid Lynx release. Developers...
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Fedora 13 and Rawhide Diverge

The much-anticipated split between the Fedora "Rawhide" development repository and the stabilizing Fedora 13 repository has happened at last. That means that people continuing to follow Rawhide should fasten their seat belts and update their backups in anticipation of a flood of packages inte...
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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers

Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support. Android drivers have now been escorted from the staging area, while Ramzswap (formerly Comp...
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