Ubuntu 8.04, aka Hardy Heron

After some time, I am back with a “simple user” review of Hardy Heron:

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/hardy-heron-review.ars

The article recounts all the features of an Ubuntu installation, plus some new ones. Noteworthy is Wubi, an installation of Ubuntu in Windows, that is manageble from Add/Remove Programs. That, in my opinion, hits the spot for users that are reluctant to Boot-Partition-Install-Dual boot with no way back. I know my way around boot managers, but even I don’t mess around with my windows installation (too many sleepless nights installing windows after a failed OS installation, and right before a deadline).

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Trac, SVN quick howto on a linux Debian

In the following, I will present a mini guide to setup Trac 0.10.3 and SVN services on a Linux Debian stable.

I needed a per project authentication both in trac and in svn.

I just finished it, seems to be working, will check it out in a few days, hope it does not burn your PC 🙂 and that I did not forget anything crucial.
Careful when copy pasting code, the double quotes get messed up.

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From BFS to ZFS: past, present, and future of file systems

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/past-present-future-file-systems.ars

A tongue-in-cheek historical review of most file systems, that can double as a quick history of operating systems. I found it hillarious! The ZFS is the future!

FreeBSD 7.0

which includes production quality (as some people say) Sun’s Z F S has been released

ZFS Highlights

Rock-solid data integrity. All data is protected by 256-bit checksums, data consistency is maintained at all times
Unprecedented manageability. Eliminates the need for volume manager, GUI automates administrator intent
Mind-boggling scalability. 128-bit file system, 16 billion billion times the capacity of 32- or 64-bit file systems
Breathtaking speed. Proven, cutting-edge technologies combine to optimize performance