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I came across this video of some “silent monks” singing the Hallelujah (Halleluia) Chorus from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on YouTube the other day and thought I would share it with you in the spirit of Christmas. It was part of “The Splendor of Christmas” presented by First Baptist Church, Brinkley, Arkansas in December 2008. Another similar rendition was produced in 1997 by a group called St Francis de la Sissies. Enjoy! Merry Christmas to one and all.  

Using UEFI DUET to boot Fedora 12

You may have noticed that recent versions of Fedora support UEFI (Unified Extensive Firmware Interface) booting. With the release of Fedora 12, UEFI booting is now stable enough to consider switching to if your hardware platform supports it. UEFI is a standards based environment that specifies the layer between an operating system and the platform firmware for running pre-boot applications and for booting an operating system. UEFI is a follow on to original EFI specification developed by Intel in the last 1990s. Until recently, UEFI was restricted to high-end servers but is now becoming more commonplace on commodity servers and