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KDE 4.2.4 Released 153

An anonymous reader writes "KDE 4.2.4 has been released. See the release announcement for details." Barring a "security issue or another grave bug," this is the end of the KDE 4.2 line, which means for distros based on long-term support, it might be the thing to get used to for a while.
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Submission + - What's the Best Design Approach for a CDN? (microsoft.com)

1sockchuck writes: "Is it better to design a content delivery network (CDN) with many caching servers at local ISPs, or use fewer strategically placed nodes in Internet hubs? New research (PDF) from Microsoft and NYU mapped the networks of Akamai and Limelight Networks and tracked their performance for two months. Akamai's distributed edge network of 27,000 servers outperformed Limelight's 4,100 centralized servers, but the research suggests that Limelight could level the playing field by adding servers in 5 to 10 key markets. The researchers says their data "can be used by a new CDN entrant to choose an appropriate CDN design and to locate its servers.""

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