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The Linux 3.8 Kernel Can Save A Lot Of RAM

For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development...

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A hash-based DOS attack on Btrfs

Pascal Junod has disclosed a pair of denial-of-service attacks against the Btrfs filesystem based on hash collisions. "I have created several files with random names in a directory (around 500). The time required to remove them is negligible. Then, I have created the same number of files, but giving them...

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The most talented youth choose open source tools

At my public library job, all day long I help people use the library's public access computers. At the end of a long day's work, I enjoy kicking back and listening to some YouTube music videos. One way I do this is to search YouTube for new Bob Dylan cover...

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Samba 4 delivers free software Active Directory support

Six years after their last major release, the Samba developers have released version 4.0 of their file server. It can now act as an Active Directory Domain Server for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 8...

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Most Popular Linux Downloads and Posts of 2012

We tacked some great Linux subjects this year, from building home servers to finding the perfect Linux distribution and even fixing some Ubuntu annoyances. Here's a look back at our top Linux downloads and posts from 2012 (with a little FreeBSD thrown in for fun).

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XFS File-System Gets Fixed Up In Linux 3.8 Kernel

The Linux 3.8 kernel will bring a number of bug-fixes for the XFS file-system...

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