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Does cron maintain an in-memory directory cache?view story

http://serverfault.com – We run a large distributed Linux computing environment where a user's home directory may be moved between different back-end filestores due to their affiliation and general distribution between different fileservers. As a result of this, their homedirectory may be changed from something like /fileserver1/joeuser to /fileserver3/joeuser. (HowTos)

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Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As "Glass Collective" To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystemview story

http://techcrunch.com – Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “Glass Collective.” While this isn’t a fund, the three firms will be sharing seed investment dealflow for entrepreneurs and developers who are working on Google Glass software and hardware. (IT news)

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The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Defaultview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook had its big coming-out party for mobile on Wednesday, and its Home launcher will soon start shipping exclusively on an HTC device. This is the social network’s first crack at being the default experience on any device. Until now, using Facebook has been a completely optional and background experience, meaning you’d have to visit its website or download one of its apps. (IT news)

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Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)view story

http://techcrunch.com – The biggest change I’ve seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn’t social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It’s the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even 10 years ago open source was controversial. Back then “open vs. proprietary” arguments would still erupt at meetings and parties. (IT news)

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Second Life Founder Raises $2.4M For New Stealth Startup, High Fidelityview story

http://techcrunch.com – High Fidelity, a new startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised $2.4 million out of a $3.4 million round, according to a new SEC filing. (IT news)

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Android Launchers Are A Small Market, Can Facebook Home Change That?view story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook is getting into the “Android launcher” market, the company has confirmed, thanks to its new Facebook Home application announced today. The app, as previously reported, is new software that integrates the Facebook experience deeply into the Android operating system. But Android launchers today aren’t a very large market, relative to the reach Facebook has in mind. (IT news)

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Tech Data Cloud Training Targets Partner Growthview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Distributor Tech Data’s (NSDQ: TECD) TDCloud unit is offering a stepped-up education series for channel partners detailing how to profitably integrate cloud-based IT services into their repertoire. (IT news)

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Pebble Teardown Reveals A 120MHz Chip, Lots Of Glueview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Pebble smart watch is one of the most ephemeral pieces of hardware I’ve seen in a while. The watch is amazingly light and yet contains enough computing power to run a solid notifications system and, once development ramps up, any number of interesting apps. How do we know? (IT news)

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Andy Rubin Says He's “An Entrepreneur At Heart” In Message To Android Partners About Changing Roleview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google’s Larry Page today announced in a blog post that former Android chief Andy Rubin would be stepping down from that position and moving on to something else within the company to be replaced by Chrome VP Sundar Pichai. Now, The Wall Street Journal has obtained an email to Android partners from Rubin describing his pride in Android and his reasons for taking a new role. (IT news)

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Infinitely Virtual Offers VARs Flexible Reseller Optionsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – By definition, all VARs are resellers, but not all resellers are VARs. That realization–which doesn’t always come easily to organizations developing partner programs–is at the core of two new reseller offerings announced this week by cloud virtualization vendor Infinitely Virtual. (IT news)