Examine the implications for using larger physical sectors for disk layout and system performance. As Advanced Format disks have become the norm, understanding how to cope with these disks is a vital skill for anyone who wants to avoid serious performance penalties associated with suboptimal configuration. This article also includes benchmark tests illustrating the likely real-world effects on some common Linux file systems.
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Secure your Linux desktop. Learn how to install antivirus software, create a backup and restore plan, and use a firewall so you can harden your Linux desktop against most attacks and prevent unauthorized access to your computer.
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The IBM Software Development Kit for PowerLinux (SDK) is a free, Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
The IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux is a set of open source development tools and runtime libraries that gives you leading-edge advantage of the latest IBM Power Systems hardware features on Linux.
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