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Linux News for Dec 26, 2008

  • A Penguin Deathmatch? Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 (Dec 26, 2008, 20:03)
    Tarn Aeluin: "After several weeks of trying I finally had to give in to my sweaty and now pruney hands. I could not get the heat out of my Ubuntu install on my T60p laptop. I tried everything...CPU monitors, tuning down the speed, blowing out the vents, BIOS changes, and all that."

  • Back to Basics: Unix File Permissions (Dec 26, 2008, 16:03)
    OmniTraining: "The most basic, yet important part of mastering Unix is to fully understand the nuances of file permissions. Tools exist to manage permissions easily, but true enlightenment and quick troubleshooting skills come to those who wholly master the concept. Remember, 80% of Unix problems are permissions issues."

  • Alan Cox Leaves Red Hat, Suggesting Company's Future Direction (Dec 26, 2008, 12:03)
    The Open Road: "After 10 years with Red Hat as one of its highest-profile developers, Alan Cox is moving on to Intel, as he announced to the LXer editors:"

  • How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Ubuntu 8.10 (Dec 26, 2008, 08:03)
    HowtoForge: "mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM's snapshot feature to do so. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and flushes all server caches to disk, creates a snapshot of the volume containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again. This article shows how to use it on an Ubuntu 8.10 server."

  • Tutorial: How to Install Regular Ubuntu on an EeePC 2g Surf (Dec 26, 2008, 04:03)
    EeeUser: "Like many people, i have tried to get a "real" install of Ubuntu on my 2G Surf, but found myself reinstalling the default Xandros OS because of limited space on the SSD. The following tutorial will enable you to have an honest to goodness Ubuntu install that will do all the basic tasks you need."

  • pNFS and the Future of File Systems (Dec 26, 2008, 00:03)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "High-performance file systems such as Panasas PanFS, Sun QFS, Quantum StorNext, IBM GPFS and HP File Services can add plenty of value to storage implementations"