Tag Archives: Linux

A Mystery In My Keyboard

The keyboard on Beast is an ancient Fujitsu thing, built like a tank, nicely curved surface, and with reliable hysteresis and feedback. This morning I went to use it and the keyboard had lost its mind. Keys weren’t mapped. “Enter” … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Smartphone

For weeks I’ve been without my smartphone last seen in the hands of a grand child. The supposition was that the battery died and the phone was laid to rest wherever said highly mobile grand child was at some instant… … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad I Escaped The Wintel Monopoly All Those Years Ago

It’s so tedious that M$ and Intel have monopolized computing, an activity I love and appreciate for its power, efficiency and economy, at least using GNU/Linux. Today I read the following articles and just had to thank Debian GNU/Linux for … Continue reading

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ARMed Attack On Super-Computing

“The HPC system is comprised of 5,184 ARM-based processors — the Thunder X2 processor, built by Cavium. Each processor has 28 cores and runs at 2 GHz. Astra will deliver over 2.3 theoretical peak petaflops of performance, which should put … Continue reading

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Dist-Upgrading Odroid-C2

TLW’s little Odroid C2 was getting a little confused so I thought to upgrade the software. In particular FireFox was an old version and rather obnoxious at times, pausing and being unresponsive. So I checked it out and found that … Continue reading

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OS Stats Revisited

“Android 41.04% Windows 36.3% iOS 12.43% OS X 5.89% Unknown 2.28% Linux 0.74%” See Operating System Market Share WorldwideI’ve been concentrating on other things but I thought to revisit OS market shares today. Checking Statcounter, we find 44% of their hits … Continue reading

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We’re Nearly “There”, ARMed And Dangerous

“The Arm Cortex-A76 CPU is the second generation premium core built on DynamIQ technology. Paired with a Cortex-A55 CPU in a scalable DynamIQ big.LITTLE configuration, the Cortex-A76 delivers laptop-class performance with mobile efficiency, bringing the mobile experience (fast responsiveness, always … Continue reading

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Thinking About Networked Storage

“block devices exported via AoE cannot be accessed by IP. Without this additional overhead, network performance does improve when accessing the exported block device(s). This non-routability also adds to the security of the technology. In order to access the volumes, … Continue reading

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Thin Clients, The Walking Dead Of Computing

“In those early days, even as we swapped the serial cables for network ones, shrunk the cases, and doubled the performance, it didn’t take long before thin clients were banished to niche use cases, becoming the territory of call centers, … Continue reading

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Linux And Not-Xeon Take The Cake

See Linux Now Runs on All of the Top 500 SupercomputersIn an article about supercomputers and Linux now running rampant over them, I found this nugget: Of the top two fastest machines. One’s a Xeon and the other’s a Sunway. … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Is Still Cooking

“SAMSUNG HAS TAKEN A SHOT at Microsoft with the announcement that owners of its Galaxy smartphones will soon be able to run a full-fledged Linux operating system. At the launch of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, Samsung first introduced DeX, … Continue reading

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Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux

“Linux is a free open-source operating system, which means the code is available for anyone to explore. Technically speaking, the term “Linux” refers to just the kernel, or the core, of the code. However, people often use the name to … Continue reading

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