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LXC (Linux Containers) 1.0 Released

The LXC (Linux Containers) development team has announced the release of LXC 1.0. It comes with lots of new features including fully unprivileged containers, a stable API (with a five-year commitment for security and bug fix updates), official bindings for Python, Lua, Go, and Ruby, support for cloning and snapshotting...

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Linux 3.14 File-System HDD Benchmarks

Early Linux 3.14 kernel benchmarks indicated there might be some slowdowns in disk/file-system performance for this next major kernel release. That early testing was done from an Intel ultrabook with solid-state drive while we're now in the process of carrying out more focused testing of Linux 3.14 on both HDDs...

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grep-2.17 Released

Version 2.17 of the GNU grep utility is out. "This release is notable for its performance improvements: we don't often see a 10x speed-up in a tool like grep." Other changes include the removal of the long-deprecated --mmap option.

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Kdbus Will Likely Be Merged Into The Kernel This Year

Lennart Poettering has offered an in-depth look at the kdbus IPC system that's an implementation of D-Bus logic into the Linux kernel. Kdbus has been a work-in-progress for a while and is now finally becoming a reality...

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Linux 3.14-rc2 Kernel Brings Fair Amount Of Fixes

When releasing -rc2 kernels, Linus Torvalds is sometimes unhappy with the amount of code changes that happened, but this Sunday evening he seems okay with Linux 3.14-rc2 as it's been a fairly normal week...

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