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
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.
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.
KDE SC 5
We take a close look at the components of KDE SC 5: Frameworks 5, Plasma Workspaces 2, and Applications.
If you prefer to work in a terminal and need to translate text, try the Google Translate CLI tool.
The Pinger network monitoring tool uses ping to look for switches and estimate cable lengths.
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 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.
The Lernstick free distribution provides a unified and mobile environment for students and teachers.
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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