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Comment: ubuntu (Score 1) 3

by rytier (#38193454) Attached to: The Upgrade

All flavors of ubuntu mark their versions as (year).(month) or by name. So if it was latest available version and you remember when you installed, you can figure out the version number and code name here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)
As far as I can say, it never let me down on any machine :) but haven't tried the latest couple of versions yet.

Comment: Re:So only XP is out of luck? (Score 1) 442

by rytier (#30583082) Attached to: HDD Manufacturers Moving To 4096-Byte Sectors

I admit I didn't stick to the LTS releases, but Linux changes so fast you end up with an even worse experience if you do use only the LTS anyway.

This might be a mistake on your side - AFAIK the Ubuntu team plus their beta-testers are mostly focused on upgrades from one previous version, PLUS previous LTS version of Ubuntu. So upgrades between LTS versions are usually well tested and discrepancies documented, if not solved before release.

So to get out of the cycle, just wait for next LTS version expected in April 2010, and then wait for another LTS version... unless they change their release process in the meantime :-)

Comment: Re:A Very Shortsighted Article (Score 1) 487

by qubezz (#29310103) Attached to: Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k

RAID 10 would offer them the ability to lose 1/2 the drives for a smaller performance penalty than losing 2 drives in a RAID 6.

No, two dead drives in the same pair and the array is toast on raid 10. Two drives and the RAID 6 they described survives.

One of these rack units can survive at least two drive failures, but can survive zero power supply failures. I've pitched many more dead power supplies than hard drives. If the power supply dies during a write (RAID + no battery backup + two parity drives), consider the array corrupted.

Comment: Another misc. response (Score 1) 19

by rytier (#28254663) Attached to: Offline

Re checkbox - users with subscription have those, maybe someone gave you subscription as a gift?
Re worries and suicide - I was more worried about some crazy drunk picking wrong target (you) than anything.. the diary entries show that you've got pretty strong mind :-) Glad to hear from you again.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 607

by rytier (#28142059) Attached to: An Argument For Leaving DNS Control In US Hands

You should think about what you say! You just want the dissenter to shut up and go exile, because he thinks the current system (the best one, as you say) can still be improved.
From this I can only concur you're working in government and your position depends on the "grease" (pork etc.) that oils the hands of both plutocratic parties that are currently ruling over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

"It is better to have tried and failed than to have failed to try, but the result's the same." - Mike Dennison