February 2008

Brainstorm is a new web site that will make it easier for users of Ubuntu to suggests ideas for improvements. It appears that idea was inspired by Dell’s Ideastorm. Voting makes it clear which ideas have the most support in the user community and should be given priority. This is really good news for all […]

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preload is a free Linux. It runs in background and records statistics about usage of more frequently-used programs. These programs are loaded into a Linux memory. Thus results is faster application startup times. From the project home page: preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, […]

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This guide offer 10 cool Linux desktops and how to make them; from the guide: So you thought Vista’s desktop looked slick? Or the latest Leopard desktop is coolest thing after sliced bread? Well you probably haven’t been properly exposed to Linux’s customizability. Linux is so flexibility is one of it’s strongest selling points. With […]

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FreeBSD 7.0 stable has been released and available for download. FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance. According to some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD 64 bit systems FreeBSD 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. It has experimental support for Sun’s ZFS filesystem. gjournal can be used to set […]

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This may come handy, from the project page: Mk-boot-usb is a perl script to create multiple-bootable usb sticks (usb keys / usb flash drives). It wipes out an entire usb stick, partitions it, creates file systems on it, installs grub, and installs a minimal linux on it. Mk-boot-usb is meant to speed up and lower […]

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Microsoft has announced Open Source Interoperability Initiative. From the announcement press release : The Open Source Interoperability Initiative exists to foster more open engagement between Microsoft and open source communities. It will encompass a broad range of facilities, events, and resources supporting interoperability, including labs, plug fests, technical content and opportunities for ongoing cooperative development. […]

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Explains how to reset Urchin to prompt for a new serial key under Linux / UNIX / BSD operating systems.

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