>Making Security Easier
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Monthly Archives: July 2008
>Making Security Easier
*Corrected mistake, thanks Martin.
I have previously posted about memory usage on 7.10.
All tests were done with an Ubuntu LiveCD on the same machine for both 7.10 and 8.04.1. A network card may have changed between 7.10 and 8.04.1. Applications used were Firefox, OpenOffice.org Writer, Rhythmbox, Totem and Gimp. All values copied out of Gnome System Monitor.
Comparing Ubuntu 8.04.1 64 to 32
|32 bit||64 bit||Difference|
|With Apps Open||262.7||395.7||133|
I used the Phoronix Test Suite to attempt to get an idea of how ram access is changed from 32 bit to 64 bit. I was hoping to find a benefit for using 64 bit. I performed a very small test and did not find the benefit (in fact 64 bit was slighly slower). Results below:
Note: This was a very very small test.
Comparing 7.10 to 8.04.1, Initial Boot Only
>Apparently I wasn’t the only one to notice that Linux had a good marketshare month.
Time for another prediction and to check up on my older ones.
I last predicted on February 1st that Linux would displace Windows 2000 6.6 – 9.8 Months from them. We are now at the 6 month point and let’s see what would be needed for that prediction to become true.
Currently Windows 2000 is at 2.11% and Linux is at .80%.
Windows 2000 is losing about .10 every month (average 6 months) and Linux is gaining about .03% every month.
Based on that data, it’ll be another 10 months until Linux passes 2000. Far from the four more of my original prediction.
To actually make the “6.6 to 9.8″ prediction true they would need to reduce the delta between them by .3275% every month.
My first prediction would require Linux to beat Windows 2000 by the end of this year, which would require the delta to shrink by .22 % every month.
I think that is doable, oh right and 1% at least by the end of the year as well (if not sooner)
>bryan@homer:~$ dpkg -p flashplugin-nonfree
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers
It’s a really long thread of explanation..
Basically, flash10 and pulseaudio actually get along with Flash10. Firefox on the other hand does not . They reverted it out of backports due to this new bug.
>The digital transition is coming… and not much changed this month. But I made the spreadsheet and added colors. Yes.. that was a useful.
Look at the colors…
Also, we set up a DTV converter box for one of our analog TVs. Much clearer. Get coupons, and we bought the cheapest one we could find.