Kernel Comment: Btrfs too fast?

Author: Thorsten Leemhuis

Oracle and SUSE already support Btrfs, even though the filesystem hasn’t yet been proven in a proper field test and is officially still classified as experimental. The two distributors have also pressed ahead with the Btrfsck test and repair tool, foregoing any prior testing by the Linux community.

credits : http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Kernel-Comment-Btrfs-too-fast-1473538.html

Task switching in Ubuntu, and a introduction to ‘The Spread’

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A key part of any operating system user interface is how it enables the user to switch between multiple tasks. In most desktop operating systems tasks are encapsulated into windows, and the most frequently used method of multi-tasking is window switching. Desktop OSs have multiple methods of window switching (e.g Alt-tab, clicking on indicators, notifications, etc…) 

credits:http://design.canonical.com/2012/03/task-switching-in-ubuntu-and-a-introduction-to-the-spread/

KDE Ships March Updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

Author:Sebas

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.8 series. 4.8.1 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.8 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.8.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE’s software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come. The March updates contain many performance improvements and bugfixes for applications using the Nepomuk semantic framework. Read more.