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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Offline FS Staying in sync with a network filesystem

Jan 31, 2009

Tired of copying and recopying files from your laptop to the office file server? Maybe you need an automated offline filesystem, such as OFS.

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Ubuntu 9.04 Supports Ext4

Jan 13, 2009

Since its addition to Kernel 2.6.28, the ext4 filesystem can be manually installed in the upcoming Ubuntu release.

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Kernel 2.6.29: Corbet Says Btrfs Next Generation Filesystem

Jan 12, 2009

Linux kernel developer Jonathan Corbet has just previewed the features of the upcoming Linux Kernel 2.6.29 that includes Btrfs, which he claims is the filesystem of the future.

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Error in Linux Filesystemen Endangers Postfix

Aug 14, 2008

Wietse Venema, the developer of Postfix, points in an advisory to a security problem in connection with the Linux and Solaris filesystems. As more recent versions of these operating systems no longer comply with the POSIX standard for links, local attackers may be able to attach files to other users' Postfix mailboxes.

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