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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:"