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Using MySQL as a filesystem

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GNU/LinuxThis article describes a nice "proof of concept": Using MySQL as a filesystem. The benchmarks provided gives an indication to why using a database as a file system isn't practical yet.
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Virtualization in Linux: Parallels, QEMU, Virtualbox and VMware

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GNU/LinuxVirtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software Choices from Techthrob.com compares four virtualization products available for Ubuntu Linux: the free, open source x86 emulator Qemu; the closed-but-free versions of VirtualBox and VMware-Server, and the commercial Parallels Workstation. Very useful.
 
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Ubuntu's Upstart event-based init daemon

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GNU/LinuxUbuntu's Upstart event-based init daemon from linux.com explains why a new startup system is needed, and how the Upstart init daemon works. Wikipedia also has an article about Upstart. So ehat is the main difference from more traditional startup systems (like init)? Upstart is event-driven.
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Elisa - The Fluendo mediacenter

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GNU/Linuxars technica has an article about Elisa (Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater). According the the web site, Elisa is an open source cross-platform media center solution designed to be simple for people not particularly familiar with computers. It will be interesting to watch the progress of this project, it could be a serious competitor for MythTV in the future.
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DRBL - Diskless Remote Boot in Linux

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GNU/LinuxDRBL or Diskless Remote Boot in Linux is a cool project (the Wikipedia entry needs a little fresh up). It provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS and SuSE. DRBL uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility.
 
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Liberating Macbook Pro

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GNU/LinuxSome people want to change things. In Liberating Macbook Pro the owner installs Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro. His conclusion? "Ubuntu works nicely on Macbook Pro and itís easily the best-looking laptop to run Linux out there. It needs some configuring and work to get running, but Iíd say itís worth it."
 
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Quick tip: find out which (Linux) distribution you are running

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GNU/LinuxFor when 'uname -a' doesn't provide enough information about the Linux distribution you are currently logged in to: try 'lsb_release -a'. On my Ubuntu 7.10 machine it gives the following output:

tingo@kg-htpc:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 7.10
Release:        7.10
Codename:       gutsy
Nice!
 
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Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support)

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GNU/LinuxHowtoForge: Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support) With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Debian Etch says: This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Debian Etch. HAProxy is session-aware, which means you can use it with any web application that makes use of sessions (such as forums, shopping carts, etc.).
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Acer utilities

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GNU/LinuxDo you run Linux on your Acer laptop? If so, here are a couple of utilities that might help. First acer_acpi is a Linux kernel module to allow control of some of the hardware on later model Acer (and other Wistron OEM) laptops. second, acerwificontroller is a Gnome2 applet that acts as a frontend for the acer_acpi kernel module. acerhk is an Acer Hotkey driver for Linux.
 
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Install and manage iSCSI Volume

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GNU/LinuxThe nixCraft article Install and manage iSCSI Volume tells you how you can easily manage, mount and format iSCSI Volume under Linux. It allows access to SAN storage over Ethernet. It is the Open-iSCSI project which is used. This project is a high-performance, transport independent, multi-platform implementation of iSCSI (see RFC3720).
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