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  • Dealing With Records in Perl (Nov 30, 2009, 23:34)
    ServerWatch: "One thing Perl does really well is read in information from a file. There are a couple of useful special variables you can use to neaten up your code when doing this or to alter the default behavior when reading in records."

  • Introducing Lernid (Nov 30, 2009, 23:04)
    Jono Bacon@Home: "Last week, while at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Dallas I mentioned in one of the roundtables about how wicked-cool it would be to have a desktop client for Ubuntu Open Week, Ubuntu Developer Week and other online tuition events that we run."

  • Dell Offers Custom Chromium OS Download For Mini 10V (Nov 30, 2009, 21:04)
    PC World: "Dell has made available a customized download of Google's Chromium OS (the open-source version of Chrome OS), specifically for its popular Mini 10V netbook."

  • DRM Change Continues To Cause Debate (Nov 30, 2009, 18:04)
    Phoronix: "With this message, Kristian created a new DRM repository that dropped all of the linux-core, bsd-core, and shared-core code. Seems simple and straightforward, right? Well, three weeks later with dozens of replies, this change is continuing to cause debate."

  • GNOME's Guadec 2010 Hosted at The Hague (Nov 30, 2009, 17:34)
    GNOME Foundation Press Release: GUADEC, the annual GNOME conference, will be held in The Hague, Netherlands from the 24th through the 30th of July 2010. The conference is expected to draw more than 500 attendees to discuss and direct the future of the GNOME Project.

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 6): Infrastructure (Nov 30, 2009, 14:04)
    The H Open: "Devtmpfs, aka 'devfs 2.0' to its detractors, should allow the Linux kernel to start faster and run without udev."

  • A lighter OpenOffice for all kids... and their parents (Nov 30, 2009, 13:04)
    Stop!: "OOo4Kids is a special version of (the popular, free and easy to use alternative to Microsoft Office) which is very interesting and useful not only for schools, but also for many adult users."

  • Will the Adult Industry Drive Android Adoption? (Nov 30, 2009, 12:04)
    Tech Broiler: "The Adult Entertainment industry drove the adoption of DVD and the streaming media technologies that everyone now enjoys and takes for granted on the Internet. Will pioneering in mobile porn also accelerate adoption of Google's Android mobile OS?"

  • Ubuntu Guru Calls for Desktop Help (Nov 30, 2009, 11:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Bryce Harrington is agonizing over the nontrivial task of delivering a working X server for Ubuntu. On the Ubuntu desktop mailing list he speaks of a flood of bug reports and appeals to improving the situation."

  • GlusterFS performance tuning for small files, replication, distributed, NUFA (Nov 30, 2009, 07:04)
    Linux Blog: "Small files performance is still the Achiles heel of GlusterFS. Tuning for replication (AFR, mirroring), distributed and NUFA setups is a non-trivial task, and you must know your application behaviour, your hardware and network infrastructure"