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Submission + - New LTTng Analyses Tools for Linux

compudj writes: Ever wondered why your program is experiencing spurious latencies ? This blog post about finding the root cause of a web request latency presents a new set of scripts, LTTng Analyses, which allows devops and developers to narrow down the root cause of those latencies, presenting statistics, frequency distribution, logs, and top usage of disk, network, CPU, memory, interrupts, and system calls to the console.
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Submission + - IPv6 Launch Day: Rehearsals over, IPv6 goes prime time June 6 (

alphadogg writes: IPv6 will go fully live today, June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2,500 websites — including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo — will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol and leave it on for good.
World IPv6 Launch Day is being coordinated by the Internet Society, which is promoting IPv6 as the best strategy for ensuring that the Internet continues to grow as address space becomes increasingly scarce with IPv4, the original version of the Internet Protocol. Participants in World IPv6 Launch Day are trying to drive home the message to techies worldwide that it's time to start deploying IPv6. "If you've been waiting to deploy IPv6, there is no reason to continue waiting," says Leslie Daigle, chief Internet technology officer with the Internet Society. "There are customers who will view your website over IPv6 now. It isn't experimental. It's out there for real."


Submission + - Ballmer Sells $1.3B Worth of Microsoft Shares (

Nethemas the Great writes: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reported to have sold $1.3B worth of Microsoft shares and expects to clear 25.7 million more for a total 75 million shares by year-end. Ballmer has stated it's for tax preparation and portfolio diversification however, this major sell off will certainly fuel the growing concern that Microsoft is falling behind and failing to adapt to new trends in computing.
The Courts

Submission + - Government sued for buying Microsoft software (

tundra_man writes: An open-source software association in Quebec, Canada, is suing the provincial government in an attempt to ban a loophole which allows the government to continue to buy proprietary software despite available open-source alternatives. "Quebec's open-source software association is suing the provincial government, saying it is giving preferential treatment to Microsoft Corp. by buying the company's products rather than using free alternatives.". I can't say I agree or disagree with this course of action but I do wish the various governments in Canada would consider sending less tax dollars to Redmond.

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