Oct 312008
 

While openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 being delayed, lets have a quick look at openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 with main change since Beta 2 is the Linux Kernel 2.6.27.1 which fixes the major Intel e1000 network card issue. Also, includes OpenOffice 3.0, Mono2.0, Banshee 1.3.2, GNOME 2.24

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Oct 082008
 

openSUSE and SUSE Linux sets default values for some of the network related Kernel parameters. While these are certainly not something that reduces the performance on your linux but are set considering optimal across platforms. With Kernel 2.6 (default in recent releases of openSUSE & SuSE Linux), there are some fine tuning you can do to improve Network performance and get that extra out of your system.
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Sep 302008
 

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a Linux kernel virtualization infrastructure. KVM is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions Intel VT (vmx) or AMD-V (svm). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.

KVM is a free opensource virtualization software and is included in Linux Kernel version 2.6.20 and above. Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

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Sep 282008
 

The Linux Kernel offers you something that allows you to recover your system from a crash or at the least lets you to perform a proper shutdown using the Magic SysRq Keys. The magic SysRq key is a select key combination in the Linux kernel which allows the user to perform various low level commands regardless of the system’s state using the SysRq key. It is often used to recover from freezes, or to reboot a computer without corrupting the filesystem.

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