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  • The State of Linux IO Scheduling For Desktop?
    By on October 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    pinkeen writes “I am using linux as my work & play OS for 5+ years. The one thing that constantly drives me mad is its IO scheduling. When I’m copying a large amount of data in the background, everything else slows down to a crawl while the cpu utilization stays at 1-2%. The process which does the actual copying is highly prioritized in terms of I/O. This is completely inacceptable for a desktop OS. I’ve heard about the efforts of Con Kolivas and (more…)

  • What Desktop Search Engine For a Shared Volume?
    By on October 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    kriston writes ‘Searching data on a shared volume is tedious. If I try to use a Windows desktop search engine on a volume with hundreds of gigabytes the indexing process takes days and the search results are slow and unsatisfying. I’m thinking of an agent that runs on the server that regularly indexes and talks to the desktop machines running the search interface. How do you integrate your desktop search application with your remote file server without (more…)

  • Kernel 2.6.31 to speed up Linux desktop – Firewire, Linux, l
    By on September 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    With the next version of the Linux kernel, 2.6.31, due for release soon, Linux desktop users can look forward to a faster experience in addition to USB 3.0 support and new Firewire drivers.