For those who have been anxiously awaiting the release of Ubuntu 10.04, the wait is over. Ubuntu 10.04 is available now. 10.04 is a LTS release. This means that the workstation version will have 3 years of support and updates and the server version will have 5 years of support and updates available.
Month: April 2010
A new definition for CSS.
Computer Stress Syndrome is a new medically accepted term for the stress that people suffer directly related to their computers. Slow boot times, crashing computers, and the agony of dealing with technical support are but a few of the many causes. Though I am not a Medical Doctor, I do have a suggestion that may… Continue reading A new definition for CSS.
REACT raids Gizmodo editor’s residence
Jason Chen’s house was raided with a search warrant by REACT Officers today. This was in relation to the Apple iPhone prototype. I think this may create some serious issues for Apple if they pursue criminal charges in this matter. Good time to sell Apple stock today or early tomorrow. A twenty-one point short gain… Continue reading REACT raids Gizmodo editor’s residence
Video performance: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650 vs Intel Core i5 660.
Lightsmark Benchmark Result i5 660 processor. Lightsmark Benchmark Result QX9650 processor. In both of the above benchmarks the following items are identical: Fedora 12×64 Nvidia Video driver Evga GTX260 core 216 GPU 4G of RAM Intel X25-M SSD The following items are different: DDR2 RAM for the QX9650 benchmark. DDR3 RAM for the i5 660… Continue reading Video performance: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650 vs Intel Core i5 660.
If you like Ubuntu, you are going to love 10.04.
The interface is clean and neat. The installation is fast and smooth. I installed Kubuntu 10.04 last night. I was pleasantly surprised. Some of the new features include Grub 1.98, plasma support, removal of HAL, and so on. If you like Ubuntu, you will love 10.04. Personally I always have a feeling of… Continue reading If you like Ubuntu, you are going to love 10.04.
Two days after — iPhone leak still getting a lot of attention. Apple stock up to 259
There are a wide range of opinions related to whether Apple leaked the iPhone prototype intentionally. Gurulog believes they did. Gizmodo believes they did not. Regardless of which side you believe, there are certain facts that have come to pass as a result. 1) Apple has gotten a lot of free press from the incident.… Continue reading Two days after — iPhone leak still getting a lot of attention. Apple stock up to 259
Apple leaked the iPhone. Why, read on…
Maybe not directly to Gizmodo, but it was an intentional act. Why? There are a plethora of possible motives. 1) Droid is a serious threat. 2) Ipad is not selling as well as it could/should. 3) They wanted to “spice” things up. 4) Apple has been great on secrecy, letting something slip brings tons of… Continue reading Apple leaked the iPhone. Why, read on…
Gizmodo site unreachable over iPhone
It would appear that the latest round of attention Gizmodo is being flooded with may not be an entirely positive experience. The Gizmodo web site was unreachable at the time I wrote this. Gizmodo is a blog that acquired a prototype iPhone device recently. I am certain they will take corrective actions to improve their… Continue reading Gizmodo site unreachable over iPhone
Tom’s Hardware benchmark confirms i5 660, i5 661, i7 870 faster than i7 980x.
This benchmark was for Lame and the results indicate that the i5 660, i5 661, and the i7 870 all tied for first when encoding audio from wav format to mp3 format. They all outperformed the i7 980x. Lame is obviously not SMP for more than 2 cores. I said something to this effect back… Continue reading Tom’s Hardware benchmark confirms i5 660, i5 661, i7 870 faster than i7 980x.
VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM 600G hard drive released!
Today I received the Official Western Digital announcement for the new VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM 600G SATA 6G/s drive. Sounds impressive. If we were limited to mechanical drives, this one definitely would be the one to have for performance. The problem is, we are not limited to mechanical drives. Solid state drives are readily available. The… Continue reading VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM 600G hard drive released!