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Comment: My experience (Score 1) 1231

by punzada (#29969674) Attached to: Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala
In jaunty my wireless card would cause kernel panics while writing to ext3 (known issue, bug report filed). Also needed to use a custom repo/manually install nvidia drivers as the one provided by the OS were unstable to say it nicely, and a giant massive headache to say it not so nicely. In karmic my wireless card will not connect to WPA encrypted networks (known issue, bug report filed, still no fix). Lesson Learned: Wireless hardware support is still garbage even with mostly generic Intel wireless chips in linux. That being said, otherwise I've enjoyed Karmic quite a bit and haven't had any of the other issues others are claiming. If only my wireless could work 100% I would be in love.
Earth

A Geek Funeral 479

Posted by kdawson
from the beam-me-up dept.
We've recently talked about a geek wedding, and now reader Sam_In_The_Hills writes in with news of his brother's geek funeral. "I've not seen this topic covered here before even though it's one that will concern us all at some time: what to do with our corporeal remains after we've left for that great data bank in the sky. For my recently departed brother (long illness, don't smoke!), I thought this nice SPARCstation would be a cool place to spend eternity. Yes, he's really in there (after cremation). I kept the floppy drive cover but for space reasons removed the floppy drive, hard drive, and most of the power supply. I left behind the motherboard and power switch and plugs to keep all openings covered. The case worked quite well at his memorial party. His friends and family were able to leave their final good-byes on post-notes. Anyone who wanted to keep their words private could just slip their note into the case through the floppy slot. All notes will be sealed in plastic and placed within the case. There has been one complication. His daughters like the look of it so much they aren't now sure if they want to bury him. One more thing: the words on the plaque really do capture one of the last things he ever said. Of course as kids we watched the show in its first run."
Data Storage

Windows 7 Hard Drive and SSD Performance Analyzed 248

Posted by timothy
from the but-compared-to-the-old-one dept.
bigwophh writes "Despite the fact that Windows 7 is based on many of the same core elements as Vista, Microsoft claims it is a different sort of animal and that it should be looked at in a fresh, new light, especially in terms of performance. With that in mind, this article looks at how various types of disks perform under Windows 7, both the traditional platter-based variety and newer solid state disks. Disk performance between Vista and Win7 is compared using a hard drive and an SSD. SSD performance with and without TRIM enabled is tested. Application performance is also tested on a variety of drives. Looking at the performance data, it seems MS has succeeded in improving Windows 7 disk performance, particularly with regard to solid state drives."

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