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New Linux Petabyte-Scale Distributed File System 132

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."

Submission + - MRSA "the most frightening epidemic since AIDS"?->

swellconvivialguy writes: When Maryn McKenna covered the CDC for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution she was known around the newsroom as “ scary disease girl.” So when she concedes that the latest news about MRSA (presented in her new book “ Superbug”) might be “too scary” even for her audience, it’s probably worth taking notice. In the following interview McKenna focuses on the failure of science and medicine to comprehensively address the MRSA epidemic. She also highlights the relatively new problems of pet- and livestock-associated MRSA, identifies the countries doing the best job of controlling the epidemic, and discusses where things stand in terms of a MRSA vaccine.
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After 2 Years of Development, LTSP 5.2 Is Out 79

The Linux Terminal Server Project has for years been simplifying the task of time-sharing a Linux system by means of X terminals (including repurposed low-end PCs). Now, stgraber writes "After almost two years or work and 994 commits later made by only 14 contributors, the LTSP team is proud to announce that the Linux Terminal Server Project released LTSP 5.2 on Wednesday the 17th of February. As the LTSP team wanted this release to be some kind of a reference point in LTSP's history, LDM (LTSP Display Manager) 2.1 and LTSPfs 0.6 were released on the same day. Packages for LTSP 5.2, LDM 2.1 and LTSPfs 0.6 are already in Ubuntu Lucid and a backport for Karmic is available. For other distributions, packages should be available very soon. And the upstream code is, as always, available on Launchpad."

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