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Submission + - Record Profits at Microsoft means Failure? (

An anonymous reader writes: If you read some of the recent headlines, you might think Microsoft was on the brink of bankruptcy. In reality, the company posted record high revenues and profits for the fiscal year that just ended. What’s behind the discrepancy?

Submission + - How to tweak Linux for an SSD

Shadow7789 writes: I am getting a SSD-based netbook in the near future, and the first thing I want to do when I get it is to reformat it with Linux. This is going to be my first experience with an SSD as my primary drive, and I have some concerns about its performance and longevity. What kind of tweaks can I make to ensure I get the most performance and longevity out of my drive? Is there a particular filesystem that is best? What about swap? Cache? Any other tweaks that I can make to ensure that my SSD is being best utilized?

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long