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Benchmarks Of ZFS-FUSE On Linux Against EXT4, Btrfs

Last week we reported that a native ZFS implementation for Linux is soon being released that is based upon the work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring Sun's ZFS file-system to Linux as a CDDL-licensed kernel module. As said though in that article, there is already a ZFS module...

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ZFS as a Linux kernel module

Phoronix reports that Indian vendor Knowledge Quest Infotech is working on a native ZFS port to Linux...

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Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup

If you use several computers, sharing files between them is a pain but Dropbox takes the pain away--for free.

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Kernel prepatch 2.6.36-rc3

The 2.6.36-rc3 kernel prepatch is out. "Nothing in particular stands out that I can recall. As usual, it's mostly driver updates (65%), of which a large piece (by line count) is just the removal of a staging driver that isn't really ready nor making any progress. But on the 'somewhat...

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An overdue update from the Diaspora team

The Diaspora team has put out an update on their progress in creating a "privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network". The project raised a fairly large sum of money to fund its efforts, and now it is reporting back. "We are spending a good chunk of time concentrating on building...

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H.264 Will Be Royalty Free For Internet Video Forever, Mozilla Still Doesn't Care

MPEG LA, the group who who licenses the h.264 video codec, has extended its royalty-free use (for free internet video) from 2016 until, well, forever. But Mozilla thinks that the better part of forever could belong to Google's WebM format. 

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