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Comment BOOT Magazine (Score 1) 136

In the mid-90s an issue of BOOT Magazine had an article about various non-Microsoft operating systems. Linux seemed to offer what I was looking for and RedHat 5.1 was my first successful install. I went to Mandrake with their first release and have stuck with that (now Mandriva) ever since. I was privileged to contribute to the RedHat Unleashed series with Bill Ball and write for both MaximumLinux and LinuxFORMAT magazines as well as contributing to the Mandriva documentation. It has been an amazing experience.

Comment Re:Zune (Score 2) 300

My Zune still works fine and I'm typing this on a first gen SurfacePro, some products that do their job well just don't sell (in this case because of the worlds worst marketing).

Many good products fail. Success in the market often has little to do with the usefulness or quality of the product.

Comment Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 1) 517

In my experience, Linux desktop response suffers way more heavily under high disk load then Windows desktop response. Something with the way Gnome and KDE are prioritized in the kernel loop I would expect. Run something in the background that is chewing up the disk and expect windows to draw very slowly.

Try a lightweight desktop. Mageia5 using the LXQT desktop zips along on my 12-yo hardware.

Submission + - Study: Major ISPs Slowing Traffic Across the US->

An anonymous reader writes: A study based on test results from 300,000 internet users "found significant degradations on the networks of the five largest internet service providers" in the United States. This group includes Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and AT&T. "The study, supported by the technologists at Open Technology Institute’s M-Lab, examines the comparative speeds of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), which shoulder some of the data load for popular websites. ... The study, supported by the technologists at Open Technology Institute’s M-Lab, examines the comparative speeds of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), which shoulder some of the data load for popular websites." These findings arrive shortly after the FCC's new net neutrality rules took effect across the U.S.
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