3) File System Types:
What is a file System?
Why do I care?
What is the difference between Raid and a file system?
What is the difference between a journaling(sp) and non-journaling(sp) file system?
Common File Systems:
A General Overview slide deck from IBM about file systems - http://jp.linuxfoundation.org/jp_uploads/seminar20060911/Ted_Tso.pdf
Man Page for FS - http://linux.die.net/man/5/fs
Wikipedia Comparison chart - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems
The EXT file system family: EXT2, EXT3,EXT4
EXT2 - http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/ext2intro.html
EXT2&3 - http://www.softpanorama.org/Internals/Filesystems/linux_ext2_ext3.shtml
EXT4 - http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions
ReiserFS (Creator in Jail for Murder)(first stable incarnation of a journaling filesystem on Linux)(most popular EXT2)
A 2001 article about Rieserfs and how it will soon be the first journaling file system bundled with the Kernel http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/2926/1/
ZFS (New from Sun) http://opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/
The SGI pages for XFS pointed us to the open sourced version of the file system located here - http://xfs.org/index.php/Main_Page
These are the old standby's from Microsoft.
4) Distro Watch Update (http://bit.ly/4sAhmm)