Archive for June, 2009

iotop: simple top-like I/O monitor

June 26, 2009

iotop is a console application for monitoring the I/O usage of processes on your system. It is especially handy for answering the question “Grrr, sloooowness, why is my disk churning so much?”
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iotop is available in Debian since Lenny and in Ubuntu (universe) since Intrepid.

Source: DebianTimes

The triumph of Linux as a supercomputer OS

June 25, 2009

Operating systems on supercomputers used to be custom-made affairs, but this has changed. These days, Linux has become a popular choice for supercomputers. But how popular? You may be surprised.

19 of the top 20 supercomputers in the world are running some form of Linux. That’s 95%! And if you just look at the top 10, ALL of them use Linux.

You can read the rest of the article on pingdom.

Introducing KDE 4 plasmoids

June 15, 2009

IBM’s developerWorks has an article about how to create a KDE plasmoid

KDE 4 includes many exciting new technologies, including Plasma, a feature that forms the desktop shell of KDE 4. See how to write simple Plasma applets (known as plasmoids) to greatly improve the desktop experience and how to turn a plasmoid into a simple memory monitor.

Source: IBM developerWorks

Google Chrome for Linux

June 14, 2009

After a long period of waiting Linux User have now the chance to test a beta version of Googles browser chrome.

You can download Google Chrome for ubuntu or debian 5 here.

Unix turns 40

June 6, 2009

Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever created.

Computerworld.com has a nice article about the history and some prediction on the future of Unix.

Source: computerworld.com

Firefox 3.5 commercial

June 1, 2009

There is a Mozilla Firefox 3.5 commercial which is quite similar to a car commercial. I don’t like it that much. What do you think about it?

Source: Netzpolitik.org