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[News] Kernel Storage Discuses, Ted T'so Talks Linux

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Linux and object storage devices

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| The btrfs filesystem is widely regarded as being the long-term future choice 
| for Linux. But what if btrfs is taking the wrong direction, fighting an old 
| war? If the nature of our storage devices changes significantly, our 
| filesystems will have to change as well. A lot of attention has been paid to 
| the increasing prevalence of flash-based devices, but there is another 
| upcoming technology which should be planned for: object storage devices 
| (OSDs). The recent posting of a new filesystem called osdfs provides a good 
| opportunity to look at OSDs and how they might be supported under Linux.       


USENIX LISA: Ted T'so Helps with System Crashes and Presents SystemTap

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| Linux kernel developer Ted T'so shared his know-how in a number of tutorials 
| at the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego. One theme was getting first help 
| for system crashes, and in the process, he took the opportunity to present 
| SystemTap.   



Asus breaks sub-$300 price barrier with Eee PC 900A at Best Buy

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| As in 1.6 GHz Intel Atom. So it still comes with Linux pre-installed on the
| 4GB SSD drive and includes 1GB of RAM which is more than plenty. My original
| Eee PC was pretty zippy when running Linux with just half of that.


Intel CEO: Linux to dominate MIDs

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| However, the Linux netbook genre received a boost this week when Dell started
| running its first major advertisements about a Linux-based system. According
| to a story from The VAR Guy, Dell started running multi-page newspaper ads
| specifically hawking its first Linux netbook, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9
| (pictured).

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