Linux Power Management

We tested every major release of Fedora from Fedora 10 “Cambridge” through the most recent Fedora 14 “Laughlin” Alpha build. […] Up for testing was a Lenovo ThinkPad R52, Lenovo ThinkPad T60, and a Lenovo ThinkPad T61. After 4 pages and a bunch of graphs which make no sense From these battery power consumption results…

4096-Byte Sector Hard Drives & Linux

Recently, I bought a pair of those new Western Digital Caviar Green drives. These new drives represent a transitional point from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors. A number of articles have been published recently about this, explaining the benefits and some of the challenges that we’ll be facing during this transition. Reportedly, Linux should unaffected…

Presenting openSUSE 11.0

After a long, long wait for SUSE maniacs like me, its finally here: Presenting the latest version of openSUSE, openSUSE 11.0 The new version features a slick shiny new installer, updated KDE 4.0.4, GNOME 2.22, Kernel version 2.6.25. If you’re still hesitant to jump to KDE4.0, you can use KDE 3.5.9 which comes with the…

Fedora 9 Released

It’s the season of Linux distribution releases! Ubuntu was released about 3 weeks ago, and now it’s time for Fedora 9, aka “Sulphur”. So What’s new? PackageKit Much Like Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Programs, Fedora gets a similar one, known as “PacakgeKit”.PackageKit is a cross-distribution package management solution that has a complete yum backend. It has been…