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Issue #165 (August 2014) Choose a Filesystem

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This month, we compare some leading Linux filesystems. We also show how to set up a storage cluster in the cloud, and we explore the userspace filesystem SSHFS.

On the DVD: Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition (32/64-bit)

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Choose a Filesystem

This month, we compare some leading Linux filesystems. We also show how to set up a storage cluster in the cloud, and we explore the userspace filesystem SSHFS.

On the DVD: Linux Mint 17

Linux Filesystems
If you’re seeking stability, versatility, or a small performance advantage, it pays to take a closer look at your choice of filesystem.

Ceph and OpenStack
Ceph, a high-performance distributed object store and filesystem, pairs well with the OpenStack cloud.

SSHFS-MUX
Combine directories from multiple servers into a single mountpoint with SSHFS-MUX.

Baloo: KDE Semantic Search
Baloo replaces Nepomuk as the semantic search engine on the KDE desktop.

Ask Klaus!
Knoppix in kiosk mode, discretionary JavaScript, and system time vs. the BIOS clock.

KDE SC 5
We take a close look at the components of KDE SC 5: Frameworks 5, Plasma Workspaces 2, and Applications.

Google Translate
If you prefer to work in a terminal and need to translate text, try the Google Translate CLI tool.

Pinger
The Pinger network monitoring tool uses ping to look for switches and estimate cable lengths.

Charly: iWatch
Synchronizing a directory on a server with two NFS-mounted clients.

Perl: Calculating Probability
Tackle conditional probabilities with Bayes’ formula and a few Perl helper scripts.

Pipelight
Pipelight lets you use video-on-demand services that often depend on Microsoft’s Silverlight browser plugin.

Command Line: Debootstrap
Use Debian’s debootstrap and schroot to manage a chroot jail.
    
Sunflower File Manager
A highly configurable Commander-style file manager integrates the command line.

Workspace: Photo Helpers
Capture, transfer, process, and manage photos using a variety of helper applications.

Lernstick    
The Lernstick free distribution provides a unified and mobile environment for students and teachers.

Kernel News
An attempt to build a syscall master list in the kernel; also, timeslicing and preemption in databases.

Doghouse: Reusing Hardware
The costs and disadvantages of refurbishing old hardware.

Manjaro and Antergos
The power of Arch Linux in a beginner-friendly form.

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