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Linux 3.12 Kernel To Bring Faster File-Systems

With the Linux 3.12 kernel due for release in several weeks time but all major changes behind us now, here are some file-system tests from this forthcoming kernel update. Tested Linux file-systems for this Phoronix article include EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS. From these results, there are multiple instances of...

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GitHub Wipes Hand Across Bloodied Face, Stumbles From brutal DDoS Beating

Popular source-code warehouse GitHub was back online today after weathering a huge denial-of-service attack throughout the week.…...

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Jobs Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills

Have you been looking for a job, or perhaps some work on the side? If so, and you have Linux or other open source skills, the news is good. Demand for Linux and open source workers continues to rise. We've covered this trend as reported by careers sites such as Dice.com, and by The Linux Foundation, but one of the most detailed breakdowns appears at LinuxCareer.com, through its IT Skills Watch report. 

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About 20% Of New Titles On Steam Support Linux

Of the newest game releases on Steam, around 20% of them are supporting Linux from the start, but that will certainly rise...

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LibreOffice 4.1.2 Released

LibreOffice 4.1.2 was announced today from Berlin by The Document Foundation. This release brings "a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats." This comes on the heels of the big LibreOffice conference, which was mentioned in the announcement. This minor release is said to be "another step forward in the process of improving the overall quality and stability of LibreOffice" and, indeed, three release candidates were issued representing 95...

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Radeon Audio Will Hopefully Be Great In Linux 3.13

While there's still quite a number of weeks to go until seeing the Linux 3.13 kernel enter the development spotlight, the open-source Radeon HDMI audio support will hopefully be in great shape for those that have wanted features like HD audio pass-through for DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD...

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