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A few weeks ago Linus Torvalds started his blog. Now, Guido van Rossum started to write a diary (blog). He is best known as the author of the Python programming language.

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Android

Android is now open source software. Google open the entire source code including network and telephony stacks that were not available previously under a Apache license.

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Learn from Google how to save electricity while serving millions of request across a globe. Google come up with 5-step approach to build efficient data centers.

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There is no native Linux and Mac versions of Chromium available but codeweavers released version for Mac OS X and Linux.

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Web analytics is the study of online behaviour in order to improve it. There are two categories; off-site and on-site web analytics. Google’s Urchin 6 can be installed under Linux kernel 2.6 or 2.4 for Apache web log analysis. Urchin 6 is just like Google Analytics the most widely used hosted web analytics system. It is targeted at ecommerce web sites or enterprise users behind firewalls. In this mini series you will learn about installing and using web log analysis software called Google Urchin 6 under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x.

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I’ve already written about changing the I/O scheduler for hard disk under Linux and avoiding sudden outburst of disk I/O using ionice utility. Google has sponsored Gelato@UNSW to take a close look at the disk schedulers in Linux, particularly when combined with RAID. They have now published their findings.

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Wordpress 2.6 has been released and available for download almost a month ahead schedule.

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