The world is changing rapidly. I’m glad to announce that more and more alternative CPU appeared today. Since the leadership now belong to US companies like Intel and AMD, and British ARM, there is another release of newest Russian CPU – “Elbrus-4C”. It’s predecessor “Elbrus 2C+” was good enough for almost any real world needs, but this new “Elbrus-4C” is almost equal to modern desktop and server CPU the market leaders.
No matter what distribution you are using now, soon or later if you job somehow depend on Linux productivity you will come to hard decision of which file system to use. Prior to start describing pros and cons of each file system and advise something, I would like do express some ideas about hardware part.
Today (Feb 2014) you have various way of keeping information. Outsource way online, special dedicated devices, rented or colocated servers, disks, flash drives, tapes and optical media (CD, DVD, BD). I’m not going to describe all the benefits of each tool. I wish to make some statements which will help you to select suitable files system on disks: HDD or SSD.
All laptops, I’m talking about proper laptops, but not the tiny slow net-books, do always produce heat. This is the payment for performance and you have to live with it. So cooler is necessary and not avoidable part of these devices. Cooler will always intake dust, and in a month or two you will notice that the sound of cooler is louder than the voice of your opponent in Skype, while the person you speak will complain that it barely possible to hear you due to this noise. Continue reading
Here I will share my experience how I fixed power supply for my Sony laptop.
It happened one day without any reason, plug in my almost discharged laptop to power supply and connected it to the current socket. Instead for charging the battery I heard ticking sound, green indicator was off, and not sign of charging at all. And it happened in the worst possible moment when I was at my parents house in small city where delivery could take up to 3-5 days. All the shops in the town worked only by pre-order (I hate it so much). And my Linux server cannot wait until I connect it to view the logs.
I would like to share some of my thoughts about storage performance in Linux, pros and cons of SSD in comparison with HDD, and of course the simplest way to check disk speed on Linux. Continue reading