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FreeBSD For all of you using FreeBSD and ZFS, Kip Macy (kmacy) and Pawel Jakub Dawidek (pjd) merged ZFS Version 13 into FreeBSD 7-STABLE. Here is a breakdown of some of the new features: kmem now goes up to 512GB so arc is now limited by physmem, the arc now experiences backpressure from the vm (which can be too much - but this allows ZFS to work without any tunables on amd64), L2ARC Level 2 cache for ZFS which allows you to use additional disks for cache, and more.
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by mith on Fri 22nd May 2009 14:36 UTC
mith
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2007-03-15

Just wondering why on a site called OSNews, we have articles in the front page about an Ex Microsoft employee, about a web broser, about a DBMS, about some law, a review of a game, etc and a news piece about an OS is on the Page 2...

--- EDIT: Corrected a typo

Edited 2009-05-22 14:40 UTC

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RE: Front page
by strcpy on Fri 22nd May 2009 14:46 in reply to "Front page"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

I think it is about popularity.

You know, more hits and clicks for OSnews from every nonsense Linux article rather than from an interesting article about "alternative" or "exotic" operating systems.

Sounds harsh but was meant as a gentle criticism.

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RE[2]: Front page
by mith on Fri 22nd May 2009 14:54 in reply to "RE: Front page"
mith Member since:
2007-03-15

I think you are right ;)

But an article like this getting to front page wouldn't harm OSNews's earnings that much in my opionion...

But anyway this is just my opinion and i really like OSNews. I intend this to be constructive criticism.

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RE: Front page
by miscz on Fri 22nd May 2009 15:06 in reply to "Front page"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

IIRC front page news is for original content only. Page 2 is for link to other sites with short summaries.

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RE: Front page
by edogawaconan on Fri 22nd May 2009 16:29 in reply to "Front page"
edogawaconan Member since:
2006-10-10

submit long news and it'll be in front page (iirc 'front page' actually means 'news that have "read more"').

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RE: Front page
by phoenix on Fri 22nd May 2009 16:34 in reply to "Front page"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Just wondering why on a site called OSNews, we have articles in the front page about an Ex Microsoft employee, about a web broser, about a DBMS, about some law, a review of a game, etc and a news piece about an OS is on the Page 2...


Wow, seriously? Are we going to have to go through this for every page 2 story? Is it really that hard a concept to grasp?

Page 1 == editors write a blurb about the story, expanding it beyond a copy/paste summary. Note how these all have "read more" links.

Page 2 == "story" is just a copy/paste summary with a link to the real story on some other site.

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RE[2]: Front page
by dagw on Fri 22nd May 2009 17:50 in reply to "RE: Front page"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Page 1 == editors write a blurb about the story, expanding it beyond a copy/paste summary. Note how these all have "read more" links.

Page 2 == "story" is just a copy/paste summary with a link to the real story on some other site.

Which essentially makes it problem with the editor. Why does OSnews have an editor who prefers to write editorials about everything and anything other than hard core technical OS stuff. I still enjoy OSnews but it seems to taking a far more 'soft' direction where shitty sitcoms get more editorial coverage than hard cutting edge technical developments.

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RE[2]: Front page
by mith on Sat 23rd May 2009 04:03 in reply to "RE: Front page"
mith Member since:
2007-03-15

Good explanation. Sorry for the confusion.

Then is just plain sad that who maintains this place only writes articles about everything but operative systems.

Edited 2009-05-23 04:05 UTC

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