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Unix+clones Using MySQL to benchmark OS performance
Post date: April 12, 2005, 03:04 Category: Benchmarks Views: 93
Tutorial quote: It seems to be an exciting time for *nix operating systems, with a number of them recently releasing new versions that bring the addition of expanded features and claims of improved performance. If you're using GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, or Solaris as a database server, you've probably recently considered an upgrade or switch to another OS in that list due to marketing hype and hearsay. This article will show you how to benchmark operating system performance using MySQL on these OSes so you can find out for yourself if you're missing out. While this may not necessarily be indicative of overall system performance or overall database application performance, it will tell you specifically how well MySQL performs on your platform.

The following operating systems were used for the comparison testing:
- FreeBSD 4.11
- FreeBSD 5.3
- NetBSD 2.0
- Linux 2.6
- Linux 2.4
- Solaris 10 x86 (build 69)
- OpenBSD 3.6
Solaris Configuring networking
Post date: April 12, 2005, 23:04 Category: Network Views: 84
Tutorial quote: Networking information in Solaris is stored in text files. Configuration is done by filling in the appriopriate data to these files and invoking specific commands in a terminal window.
Linux Make your Synaptics touchpad work
Post date: April 12, 2005, 22:04 Category: Hardware Views: 75
Tutorial quote: Do you have a laptop with a touchpad that will not tap? Is that touchpad a Synaptics touchpad?
I went through that myself, and I decided to write a howto to ease your pain ;)
Linux Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part III
Post date: May 31, 2005, 10:05 Category: Optimizing Views: 144
Tutorial quote: For desktop and laptop users who want a fast-booting operating system, getting rid of services you do not need can appear to improve performance. Obviously, if you are new to Linux, though, you probably do not know which processes you can get rid of safely nor how to stop them and keep them from restarting at boot time.
Solaris Using the CDE GUI
Post date: April 12, 2005, 23:04 Category: Desktop Views: 81
Tutorial quote: CDE - Common Desktop Environment - is Solaris' default GUI interface. The OpenWindows GUI is also installed with the OS. This short tutorial teaches you basics of CDE.
Unix+clones Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux
Post date: June 3, 2005, 23:06 Category: Benchmarks Views: 117
Tutorial quote: This article is written solely from the frustration that I could not get a clear picture on what the G5 and Mac OS X are capable of. So, be warned; this is not an all-round review. It is definitely the worst buyer’s guide that you can imagine. This article cares about speed, performance, and nothing else! No comments on how well designed the internals are, no elaborate discussions about user friendliness, out-of-the-box experience and other subjective subjects. But we think that you should have a decent insight to where the G5/Mac OS X combination positions itself when compared to the Intel & AMD world at the end of this article.
Solaris Configuring Apache
Post date: April 13, 2005, 01:04 Category: Network Views: 81
Tutorial quote: Apache can respond to browser requests from machines on your local network (i.e. an "Intranet" Web server) or from the Internet. The installation of the Solaris OS installed and set up most of the necessary Apache files. As a result, if you want to use your system as a Web server you only need to modify one file.
Solaris Enforcing a Two Man Rule Using Solaris 10 RBAC
Post date: April 27, 2005, 22:04 Category: Security Views: 80
Tutorial quote: The "two man rule" (also sometimes called the "four eyes rule") has its origins in military protocol although for quite some time it has been welcomed into the stockpile of IT security controls used by organizations around the world. The "two man rule" specifies that there must be two individuals that must act in concert in order to perform some action.
Unix+clones Considerations for the system architect: Performance
Post date: April 20, 2005, 06:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 86
Tutorial quote: For many developers and engineers, performance is often an afterthought. But when a product functions as designed and has proven stability and the right feature mix, success in the marketplace often depends upon performance. Architectural decisions define the ultimate feasible performance of any product. In this article, learn how performance-monitoring technology initially developed for mainframes can help you improve your own code's performance.
Linux HOWTO backup your linux system using bash, tar and netcat
Post date: April 2, 2006, 18:04 Category: System Views: 28
Tutorial quote: I recently ran into the problem of not having enough hard drive space on my slackware linux laptop, but was lucky enough to have a much bigger drive sitting around from before and wanted a way to perform a hassle free seamless upgrade. i had this idea and it worked pretty well so i thought i would share it since i think it's pretty cool and only requires the use of two tools that should be included with all distributions.