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Dave Phillips's blog - I'm JADed ! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, April 09 2007 @ 04:11 AM EDT
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In my apparently never-ending quest to revive and refresh my aging 32-bit box I decided to try installing the JAD (JackLab Audio Distribution) system. To recapitulate the source of woe with this particular machine, I'll remind readers that its PS2 ports are physically damaged, forcing me to switch my mouse and keyboard to the USB ports. Under normal circumstances this switch wouldn't be a problem, but many contemporary distros and live discs cause the keyboard to vanish from recognition by the system, leaving me with an unusable machine (the problem has something to do with the HID module). Regular readers of this blog may recall that I've been using the excellent Dynebolic on this hardware, and that it's worked wonderfully well. However, I thought I'd take a chance with the JAD distribution, and I must say that I've been very pleased with it. The installation and configuration went smoothly, the system is happy with my USB keyboard, and the old box now has a new lease on life, with a shiny new 2.6.19 Linux kernel optimized for realtime performance.

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Intel vs. AMD: Workstation Battle April '07 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 05 2007 @ 05:38 PM EDT
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Intel's Xeon line has gone through some major changes that provide us with a new quad-core chip and a refined chipset, designed to maximize many different aspects of the systems' communications. AMD's line has stayed fairly steady, and the biggest change the end user will notice is a move to DDR2 memory and a refined processor core. From here, let's go into more detail behind these platforms and take a look at which each offers in terms of performance under Linux.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 04 2007 @ 08:00 AM EDT
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Some two years in development, the latest version of Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux platform, RHEL 5, was finally launched on 14 March 2007. The open source performance, functionality and security updates are all present and correct, but of greatest significance is the newly integrated Xen virtualisation technology — marketed for the first time as suitable for production use — together with a complete revamp of the way the product is licensed.

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Rosegarden 1.5 Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 25 2007 @ 10:36 AM EST
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Rosegarden combines a track-oriented audio/MIDI sequencer with a standard music notation editor to provide a feature-rich "all-in-one" solution for Linux music-makers. The program supports various components of the modern Linux music studio, such as the JACK audio server, LADSPA and DSSI processing and synthesis plugins, and advanced features of the ALSA MIDI system such as multiplexed I/O and syncronization with external programs and devices via MIDI clock, MIDI Machine Control (MMC), and MIDI Time Code (MTC). Rosegarden can also act as the JACK transport control master or slave.

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Ubuntu Feisty Fawn: Desktop Linux Matured Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 18 2007 @ 01:30 PM EST
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During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.

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Fedora v. Ubuntu: A Performance Look Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 13 2007 @ 02:02 PM EST
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We have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu and started a performance comparison of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, but how does the performance of the upcoming Feisty Fawn release compare to that of Fedora 7? In this article we have enclosed benchmarks from Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, Fedora 7 Test 2, and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5. In gaming and desktop benchmarks, which of these Linux distributions is faster? We hope to answer that question today.

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Wil Wheaton's Geek in Review: Rockin' the Linuxburbs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 04 2007 @ 04:13 PM EST
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When I first tried Linux around 1995, it was nearly as user-unfriendly as Windows ME. The fonts were ugly, connecting to the Internet -- at a blazing 56k, no less -- was one success easier than unassisted brain surgery, and getting printers and other peripherals to run was about as easy as getting Corey Feldman away from a flock of paparazzi.

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Recent GNOME panel apps Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 25 2007 @ 09:58 PM EST
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The basic set of GNOME panel apps ranges from the practical, such as clocks and system monitors, to the mildly amusing, but apparently too traditional to dispense with, such as Fish. However, in the last few years, an increasing number of GNOME applications are being designed to fit into the panel. Since many of these recent apps are interesting but too minor to rate a full-length review, here's a roundup of some that have caught my attention.

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Linux 2.6.20-rc6 Kernel Performance Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 31 2007 @ 01:21 PM EST
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With this being our first kernel performance comparison, it is also our "guinea pig" article as we finalize our selection of benchmarks to use, what exactly we will be focusing on in these articles, and other areas for coverage. With that said we have used the Linux 2.6.20-rc6 kernel as the primary focus of today's testing, which should be the last release candidate until the final 2.6.20 release.

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Neuros OSD Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 21 2006 @ 01:38 PM EST
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The Neuros OSD promises a lot - it claims to be the first open source Linux-based embedded media center and it "records video and links your PC, portables and entertainment center". Bold claims, but can it live up to them?

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