Boot and Work Faster: Kernel 2.6.30 has arrived

Jun 10, 2009

Thanks to the already implemented fastboot patches, the new Kernel 2.6.30 has the ability to recognize hard disks simultaneously and therefore significantly quicker. Ext 4 operates more securely, and Ext 3 increases performance.

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ZFS on Linux The ZFS on Linux with FUSE

Jun 01, 2009

License issues prevent the integration of ZFS with the Linux kernel, but Linux users can try the highly praised filesystem in userspace.

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ROX Desktop Filer in Version 2.9

May 11, 2009

The slim file manager ROX Desktop, with the ROX-Filer file manager at its core, provides inotify support and allows backslashes when renaming files.

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Reiserfs Experiencing Turbulent Updates

Apr 30, 2009

When Jeff Mahoney sent in a bunch of patches for reiserfs, he assumed that the filesystem would be frozen in maintenance mode from that point on. Things turned out differently.

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Future of Btrfs Secured

Apr 22, 2009

Following the news of Oracle's purchase of Sun, we hear a lot about MySQL, OpenOffice and VirtualBox. But Btrfs vs. ZFS is yet another highlight of the takeover.

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Microsoft vs. TomTom: It Ain't Over 'Til It’s Over

Apr 01, 2009

The patent war between Microsoft and TomTom may be resolved in court, but it hasn't ended. At least that's what the lawyers at the Software Freedom Law Center think, and Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation is further considering the implications.

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Linus Torvalds Upset over Ext3 and Ext4

Mar 30, 2009

Linus Torvalds, Ted Ts'o, Alan Cox, Ingo Molnar, Andrew Morton and other Linux kernel developers are embroiled in a contentious discussion over the sense -- or nonsense -- of journaling and delayed allocation before a commit in the ext3 and ext4 filesystems. Heavy words are flying.

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Ext4 Users Report Data Loss

Mar 12, 2009

The Ubuntu User Forum reports users with data loss after installing applications on the ext4 filesystem. Kernel developer Ted Ts'o is already on top of it.

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