Continuing on with the theme of measuring the popularity of Linux distros, today we’ll go for another method. Linux Tracker is a website that provides a bit torrent tracker for various Linux distros and related projects.
When it comes to trouble-shooting an application printing things to the screen, or to a file, is not as full-featured as attaching a debugger to a running device, but there is a time and place for printing a simple message to the screen.
Linux Mint is one of the most popular Ubuntu based distro’s, possibly for the fact it brings something new to the table rather than just a different set of wallpapers. Its always been one of my favorite distros, and like the main Ubuntu project, it has more than one ‘flavour’.
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx was released on the 29th of April, featuring a new interface design in order with Mark Shuttleworth’s earlier pledge that Ubuntu would have a better interface the Mac OSX by 2010.
This time of year the HPC world seems to be a little slow. Of course, it is summer and many people are on vacation (I have just returned) and normally not much seems to happen until September. Although in the middle of writing this I just read the news that Amazon introduced EC2 for HPC. Ill be looking into this later and try to get some more details.
The CPU beep is a really irritating thing in Linux distros and sometimes the graphical sound manager does not work when shutting it up.
Fortunately there is a simple way to do it in terminal. In Ubuntu (and distros based upon it) type:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
In Debian type: