News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux Don't Need No Stinkin' ZFS: BTRFS Intro & Benchmarks

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 21, 2009, 9:11 pm ZFS may be locked into the Solaris operating system but "Butter FS" is on the horizon and it's boasting more features and better performance.
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Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc2

Article Source LWNApril 14, 2009, 6:59 pm Linus has released the 2.6.30-rc2 prepatch. "New 'microblaze' architecture, a somewhat late 'input' layer merge, a new intel virtual networking driver and some firmware loading updates. And mn10300 and frv moved their header files from include/asm to...
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Panelists ponder the kernel at Linux Collaboration Summit

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 13, 2009, 9:10 pm The Linux Collaboration Summit, which took place last week in San Francisco, brought together key members of the Linux community and broadly facilitated discussion on a wide range of topics. Among the most engaging aspects of the event are...
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Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel

Article Source InformationWeekApril 13, 2009, 6:30 am The Linux kernel has a new advocate for clean code who is determined to clear up unresolved bugs.
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New Linux Logo: Tuz

¬â Tux, the Linux penguin mascot, will be taking a break during the Linux 2.6.29 kernel cycle. Committed to the Linus's kernel tree last night is a new temporary logo known as Tuz. Tuz is a Tasmanian Devil, which is a species in danger of becoming extinct. The Tasmanian Devil is native to...
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Linux 2.6.29 Released

The shortlog (from -rc8, obviously--the full logs from 2.6.28 are too big to even contemplate attaching here) is appended, and most of the non-logo changes really shouldn't be all that noticeable to most people. Nothing really exciting, although I admit to fleetingly considering another -rc series...
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Why you should care about PulseAudio (and how to start doing it)

Why you should care about PulseAudio (and how to start doing it) The audio system options in Linux can be a bit confusing. The projects (ALSA, OSS, ESD, aRts, JACK, and GStreamer, to name a few) all describe themselves in broad, similar terms, and the panoply of packages reads like a circular mix-...
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Is my hardware Linux-compatible? Find out here

By Bruce Byfield True, hardware support for GNU/Linux has improved greatly in the last decade. Today you can pick out any computer system and stand a strong chance of having it work out of the box with your distribution of choice. Yet enough gaps in support remain that doing research before buying...
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