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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fedora 10 on Acer Aspire One

Fiddling around with this netbook (we got the one with XP home version), I tried to use the XFCE Fedora 10 live CD. I was a bit surprised that all of the hardware were detected out of the box (WiFi, sound, correct screen, webcam and a lot more). I then decided to keep/install it on the hard drive.

And here I am, happily back with Linux on desktop. This netbook is not for heavy processing work. But for web browsing (Firefox), Music (XMMS), casual Word Processing (Abi Word), Video (vlc/mplayer) and IM (Pidgin/Skype), this machine is superb with Linux.

One thing that I'm a bit disappointed is the dual (mirrored/extended) display. There is no out of the box detection of the correct resolution of the second monitor. Well, I didn't try on XP though. If I'm not busy with work and hobbies, I'll probably give it a spin (dual display).

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Highest Load Average

That I have seen/experienced so far:

top - 08:29:34 up 306 days, 20:08, 1 user, load average: 6366.95, 2216.33, 848.21
Tasks: 3956 total, 13 running, 2161 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1782 zombie
Cpu(s): 10.6% us, 2.3% sy, 0.0% ni, 86.6% id, 0.3% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.1% si
Mem: 8165496k total, 6775984k used, 1389512k free, 7900k buffers
Swap: 2031608k total, 250964k used, 1780644k free, 90364k cached

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