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Operating Systems

How Kernel Hackers Boosted the Speed of Desktop Linux 380

chromatic writes "Kernel hackers Arjan van de Ven and Auke Kok showed off Linux booting in five seconds at last month's Linux Plumbers Conference. Arjan and other hackers have already improved the Linux user experience by reducing power consumption and latency. O'Reilly News interviewed him about his work on improving the Linux experience with PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot."
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Submission + - Dreamhost hits customers. (dreamhoststatus.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: It seems dreamhost.com are starting out early to pay their christmas party bills. They've billed all their customers up from for more than $7.5 million by mistake, Their customers are now struggling with bank charges and overdraught fees :( http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/01/15/billing-issues/#comments http://digg.com/tech_news/Dreamhost_mistakenly_bills_customers_for_multiple_years?OTC-ig Happy 2008, ouch! that has to hurt.

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