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Don’t fear the fsync!
After reading the comments on my earlier post, Delayed allocation and the zero-length file problem as well as some of the comments on the Slashdot story as well as the Ubuntu bug, it’s become very clear to me that there are a lot of myths and misplaced concerns about fsync() and how best to use it.   I thought it would be appropriate to correct as many of these misunderstandings about fsync() in one comprehensive blog posting.

The GNU/Linux Desktop: Nine Myths

Nobody questions whether Mac OS X is ready for the desktop. Never mind that switching to it involves learning different assumptions and tools and a new desktop. It has a reputation for being user-friendly, and is backed by a proprietary company, just like Windows. With GNU/Linux, however, the story is different. For over a decade, columnists and bloggers have been explaining how GNU/Linux isn’t ready for the desktop — and, despite all the progress in the operating system over the last ten years, the arguments haven’t changed much. Ich sage Linux ist schon seit 2 Jahren Desktopbereit es liegt an den Benutzern

How the Linux kernel works
Eine kleine Einführung, klein, aber gut erklärt.

5 Things You Can’t See on Your Network
Networks today are blind. As analyst firms such as Gartner have pointed out, IT doesn’t really know which users are on the network. Similarly, IT knows very little about the application traffic on the LAN.IT relies on cryptic tools to stand in for user and application data, but these tools can rarely be used to tie the information back to real-time traffic.But if networks have been blind to users and applications for a long time, why is this black hole a problem now? Changes in business practices have changed the risk dramatically. Organizations now host far more people, many of them „outsiders“ just visiting, and users are increasingly bringing in more and more applications all the time.

Two People Can Have The Same Idea… It’s Not Necessarily ‚Theft‘, Infringement Or Plagiarism
Someone who prefers to remain anonymous alerts us to the fact that some Icelandic movie producers are apparently furious and considering a lawsuit because they claim an episode of the TV show Heroes „stole“ a scene (yes, just a scene) from a movie they produced.
Wie bitte? Gab es da nicht einmal eine Geschichte mit Affen die Kartoffeln waschen, oder war das…

Squid User-Agent Randomizer
Gute humorvolle Idee, nur das manche Webseiten so schlechten Code haben, dass sie einen bestimmten Browser voraussetzen. Schade das manche denken sie können Code schreiben.

Recover Deleted Files With foremost
foremost is a forensics application to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive. This short article shows how you can use foremost to recover deleted files. Manchmal kann es Hr. Timme doch, kurz und knapp, für den Einstieg perfekt

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