Linux News for Dec 27, 2008
Review: Linux Mint 6 (Dec 27, 2008, 20:01)
Raiden's Realm: "Linux Mint is one of those
distributions you just can't help but love. Easy to use, stable,
flexible, and so much more. Built from Ubuntu, it's been my mantra
for a while that Linux Mint is "Ubuntu done right", as I've had
issue with Ubuntu and it's quality for a long time."
Cool Linux Projects That Need More Publicity (Dec 27, 2008, 16:01)
Internetling: "In order to attract some
interest for certain slow, but extremely important projects I've
picked out a few attractive apps which could become powerful
contributors to the widespread adoption of the Linux desktop."
sudo: Running a Command with root Privileges (Dec 27, 2008, 12:01)
Computing Tech: "Ubuntu strongly encourages the
use of sudo. In fact, as shipped, Ubuntu locks the root account
(there is no password) so you cannot use the classic techniques.
There are many advantages of using sudo over using the root account
for system administration:"
Kernel Newbies on Ext4 (Dec 27, 2008, 08:01)
Kernel Newbies: "Ext4 is the evolution of the
most used Linux filesystem, Ext3. In many ways, Ext4 is a deeper
improvement over Ext3 than Ext3 was over Ext2. Ext3 was mostly
about adding journaling to Ext2, but Ext4 modifies important data
structures of the filesystem such as the ones destined to store the
file data. The result is a filesystem with an improved design,
better performance, reliability and features."
Happy Holiday - More ASCII Art (Dec 27, 2008, 04:01)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Happy Holidays
to you all and Merry Christmas To Some Of You :)"
What If Windows Told You What It Was Really Doing (Dec 27, 2008, 00:01)
Linux Loop: "Reading about Canonicals' plans
for application notifications, I got to wondering if the operating
system could tell you what it was doing, too. Then I started
wondering what would happen if Windows told you what it was really
doing... I think it might go like this:"