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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

yah yah p0rn is great - glitzkrieg

It’s worth pointing out that all of the applications that will be enabled by the AcceleratedX decision are free software applications - Compiz/Beryl and related work are all about showing what is possible at the cutting edge of free software.
[well i think a little bit of bling to users is good even if they get a little drm binary boobs blobs from nvidia and ati amd , yah we all know microsoft has some silicon graphics sgi 3d patents in their chest so that might be the reasons for the open source graphics drivers delay ,als intel > amd+nvidia combined ]

Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Binary-only codecs, nyet

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Except that some of those that who didn’t even realize that they had a hankering for Iced Tea will have found another perfect Pepsi.

Sam Ruby

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binary wireless drivers good in ubuntu feisty ? think again

Within the last 5 days we've had a critical Broadcom wireless chipset driver flaw and a D-Link wireless USB adapter flaw. Now a Netgear Wi-Fi USB driver zero-day exploit is out and there is no patch for it.

» Critical Netgear Wi-Fi USB adapter driver flaw | George Ou | ZDNet.com

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switched from edgy to feisty fawn

The floodgates for the new Feisty opened this week, with a lot of predictable changes. After the toolchain (glibc, compilers, etc.) went throught their rebuild process
[edit the edgy string with feisty fawn in /etc/apt/sources.list and did an apt-get update then apt-get dist-upgrade ]

LWN: Ubuntu Weekly News

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

what the hack is going on in frankfurt ?

my both ISPs (rds and romtelecom in romania ) have traffic bottlenecked in frankfurt
ps:talking about redundant connections (and paying for that)

Jesse Sightler's Weblog

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Trading Freedom for p0rn , r00t exploits by default in feisty fawn release

Thank you ubuntu for r00t exploits by default in binary drivers , also for the new p0rn like
beryl ,aiglx , compiz.  But all i want is an stable non-r00t-able distro maybe i might consider fedora core again to install it on my main desktops borkstation64 and borkstation32.
Think again , is like thouse pesky HacktiveX controls that are installed from the web (visit some p0rn sites with ie to see what i mean)
users will push yes even if they will read the warning messages . There is no education in that , Users will ignore security if operating systems tell them to do so.
Heck some spyware will install even if you don't wan't to (no warning messages)
I can't trust in a binary blob/driver or propietary cpu.

The announcement that Ubuntu will ship binary drivers by default in Feisty is getting a lot of negative commentary from users and Ubuntu members alike. Of course, there's also a vocal contingent that complains that Ubuntu and other distros are unsuitable for general users because they don't ship with Nvidia or other binary drivers enabled

Linux.com | Ubuntu Developer Summit report: X.org improvements, driver controversy, and bling

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raid 5 nano howto on ubuntu edgy

this guide might be useful for other edgy raid problemssee it how i solved (firs you need to read the original raid howto )

raid 5 in edgy howto - Ubuntu Forums

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Monday, November 13, 2006

interesting bird - it would be a nice project name

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter

Kookaburra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Creating Linux Screencasts


Great guide for learning how to make a screencast in ubuntu , I might use it to create some Firebird/flamerobin screencasts

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Winbuntu : Linux for Those who Won't Simply Jump into the Void

If you would like to try Linux- but you want a more complete test than a live CD and are not ready to attempt a dual-boot- this is the perfect solution. You can emulate Ubuntu or other distributions in Windows simply and easily with Qemu and the KQemu accelerator.
You can download the official ubuntu vmware images from


http://digg.com/linux_unix/Official_Ubuntu_Linux_VMware_Images
(now they uploaded the edgy version too)



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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What's your favorite database engine on Linux?

seems that firebird is doing quite well , thanks for the votes :P

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or some other more or less popular engine? Please vote, so that we all have better picture of the popularity of a particular database on Linux. It takes only a second, results available immediately!

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

death by commitee

[Why there are 3 separate languages for the same thing ? why don't they use the java-vm ? seems to be more stable than the crappy flash vm , And yes java is used on 99% of devices (if you look in google analytics) better coverage than flash on various processors]
the ECMAScript standard used by languages such as JavaScript, Adobe ActionScript, and Microsoft JScript, the primary languages developers use for building rich Internet applications. Adobe and Mozilla are both active participants in the ECMA International Programming Language technical committee (TC39-TG1) developing the ECMAScript Edition 4 (ES4) standard.

Adobe and Mozilla Foundation to Open Source Flash Player Scripting Engine

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apache big scaling

At the time of writing (May 2005), ftp.heanet.ie; can sustain at least * 27,000 simultaneous HTTP downloads * can saturate a gigabit interface at the same time * has roughly 3.2 million downloads per day * ships about 3.5 Terabytes of content per day * mirrors over 50,000 projects * as 3.7 Terabytes of unique content * has circa 6 million unique files ... (on IDE hard drives!)

[ED big numbers for ONE apache server!]

 http://www.stdlib.net/~colmmacc/Apachecon-EU2005/scaling-apache-handout.pdf

Fedora servers are that big | The Register

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Friday, November 03, 2006

ubuntu is used at google

for example, Google rolls out Ubuntu to their developer desktops, and they update every six months

A Linux start-up on the path to profits - page 2 | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

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PHP Accelerators ,xcache and apc seems to be quite fast

eaccelerator is very good too (just installed on main production site and response from serve ~ 2x faster )

http://itst.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/PHP%20Bytecode%20Cacher%20Review.html
via
PHP on Fire: Five Opcode Caches compared.
http://itst.net/654-php-on-fire-three-opcode-caches-compared

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apachetop on ubuntu/debian

 ApacheTop is used to monitor Apache in real time and generate a top-like output.
 sudo apt-get install apachetop
 cd /var/log/apache2
 apachetop -f access.log
 i wonder if there is something like apachetop module for apache
 that works for vhosts .
 Yes i know about server-status , all i need is top module for each vhost
 

Unix Review > Tool of the Month: ApacheTop & iftop

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Linux on More Dell Client Systems?

direct2HeLL project from Dell , bad part they are hosted on windows :(
http://www.direct2dell.com/aa

ps: all i want from dell is to have the choice of choosing the OS on any of systems I can buy from them (desktop,notebook,media center,servers)
no jedi tricks please (a few systems with free dos)
the same apply for the rest of OEMs

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lesbian ...errr Debian conference videos dvd images - time for p0rn

Debian Conference Videos. Ben Hutchings announced DVDs with talks from this year's Debian Conference in Oaxtepec, Mexico, prepared by the video team. There are two discs with all English sessions and extras, and one disc with all Spanish sessions and all DebianDay sessions. The DVD images are available for download along with the respective source videos.

Debian Weekly News - October 31st, 2006

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dapper -> edgy upgrade (at home without internet connection)

for me it worked quite ok

downloaded the dvd iso and burned it , went home and booted the borkstation64 (from hdd)

$cdrom add

edited de /etc/apt/sources.list
and commented the dapper cdrom
and left out ony edgy cdrom line

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
wait ~ 1 hour
reboot

all was almost ok only the splash screen looks
a litle weird but workable system 99% good
this was on my home machine

http://forums.amd.com/lofiversion/index.php/t32217.html

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

install redhat 9 kernel and upgraded server is ready to be rebooted again

rpm -ivh http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/kernel-2.4.20-46.9.legacy.i686.rpm
Retrieving http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/kernel-2.4.20-46.9.legacy.i686.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.tdJsx0: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 731002fa
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:kernel ########################################### [100%]
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
put default=0

grep default /boot/grub/menu.lst
default=0
reboot
redhat upgrade to rh9 part3 - finished
yum upgrade
... wait a few minutes
cross fingers
reboot
it booted and all ok
to do upgrade kernel
and upgrade to fedora core 1-2-3-4-5-6
rh9 upgrade part 2

getting /var/cache/yum/base/headers/pango-0-1.2.1-3.i386.hdr
Finding obsoleted packages
Resolving dependencies
.package perl-libwww-perl needs perl-Digest-MD5 (not provided)
package perl-libwww-perl needs perl-Digest-MD5 (not provided)
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
perl-Digest-MD5 is needed by perl-libwww-perl-5.63-9
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5 perl-libwww-perl
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
perl-libwww-perl is needed by foomatic-1.1-0.20020313.3
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5 perl-libwww-perl foomatic
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
foomatic is needed by Omni-foomatic-0.5.1-3
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5 perl-libwww-perl foomatic Omni-foomatic
upgrading rh7.3 to 9.0

Older versions of Red Hat Linux have been moved to the following location:

ftp://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/

rpm --rebuilddb

rpm -Uvh http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download/2.0/yum-2.0.4-1.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download/2.0/yum-2.0.4-1.noarch.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
libxml2-python is needed by yum-2.0.4-1
rpm >= 0:4.1.1 is needed by yum-2.0.4-1
so i skip this step

wget http://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS/redhat-release-9-3.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvhr edhat-release-9-3.i386.rpm
yum upgrade

poison cookie - die firefox die

The Microsoft Internet Explorer Team sent us a cake for the upcoming release of Firefox 2!

From Redmond With Love at fredericiana

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