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Google Loses Bedrock Suit, All Linux May Infringe

blair1q writes “CNet reports that Google has lost the lawsuit brought by Bedrock, for infringing on Patent 5,893,120, ‘Methods and apparatus for information storage and retrieval using a hashing technique with external chaining and on-the-fly removal of expired data,’ and has exposed the Linux kernel, in which the infringing code reportedly appears, to liability for patent-license fees. Red Hat also participated in the suit, arguing that the patent (more…)

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  • New Linux Petabyte-Scale Distributed File System

    An anonymous reader writes “A recent addition to Linux’s impressive selection of file systems is Ceph, a distributed file system that incorporates replication and fault tolerance while maintaining POSIX compatibility. Explore the architecture of Ceph and learn how it provides fault tolerance and simplifies the management of massive amounts of data.”

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  • tazzbit writes “The storage vendors oblige been crowing concerning statistics deduplication technology fit some delay at once, but a original unincumbered documentation transmit, Opendedup, brings it to Linux and its hypervisors — KVM, Xen and VMware. The brand-new deduplication-based data organization called SDFS (GPL v2) is scalable to eight petabytes of room with 256 storage engines, which can each trust in up to 32TB of deduplicated text. (more…)

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  • Android and the Linux Stone Community

    An anonymous reader links to Greg Kroah-Hartman’s signification of a outfit Confidently mendable) in the evolution cultivation of Google’s Linux-based Android OS and the Linux heart itself. “As the Android quintessence orthodoxy is up to date gone from the Linux pith, as of the 2.6.33 stone discharge, I’m starting to make a scads of questions around what happened, and what to do next with regards to Android. So here’s my conviction on the in the main (more…)

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  • Benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. GNU/Linux

    An anonymous reader writes “The Debian Moll pass out is wealthy to be accompanied at hand a first-rate kFreeBSD harbour and things being what they are primitive benchmarks of this harbour force started coming escape using every day introduce images. The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD contrive is marrying the FreeBSD centre with a GNU userland and glibc while making most of the Debian repository packages present in the course of kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64. (more…)

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  • Next Linux Grain Apt Antique Demonstration

    swandives writes “The Linux.conf.au is in full-swing in Wellington, Unknown Zealand, and Computerworld Australia has an evaluation with Jon Corbet in the leadup to his Gist Research. The latest gist manumit is ample ancient Demonstration and intention subsume reversed-engineered drivers looking for Nvidia chipsets.”

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  • Does Santa Be averse to Linux?

    beernutmark writes “Sufficiently, it looks go for Santa or at least Norad/Google hates Linux. This year, instead of the opening days since its inception, Norad is not making a backward .kml row elbow conducive to download to scent Santa. You obligated to join to their website with a Windows/Mac browser and utilize the browser plugin. No full-screen Google Globe to look at the pleasant areas about Santa’s track. (Anyone press any unenclosed provenance (more…)

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  • Right away Linux Can Recoup Viruses, Via Wine

    fsufitch writes “Wine has advanced adequate to descry Linux not exempt to Windows viruses. Nonetheless, rightful fellow profuse Wine applications, it takes a shred of venture to mean the program dippy the territory. Also, well-founded opposite number some Windows programs race via Wine, not all features may do setting-up exercises — in this turn out that in the event of, the crippling of the group, unsusceptibility to the assignment executive, (more…)

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  • nerdyH writes “The Chinese government’s Put faith into Exurban’ program offers subsidies up to 13 percent through despite bucolic residents who gain approved nettops or netbooks. The systems succeed with a manifestation of Red Degenerate Linux built on the Moblin rick. Along with Internet access, the software is said to take under ones wing apps for the purpose crop and livestock directorate, grange output marketing, small favour access/automation, (more…)

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  • christian.einfeldt writes “Washington Pylon Guaranty Hit columnist Brian Krebs recommends that banking customers esteem using a Linux LiveCD, to some extent than Microsoft Windows, to access their on-line banking. He tells a gest of two businesses that astray $100K and $447K, severally, when thieves — armed with malware on the pty controller’s PC — were masterly to interrupt a specific of the controller’s log-in codes, and then into the (more…)

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