Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Google Wave

I have a dozen Google Wave invites left. Use my contact form with your email and I’ll send you an invite. Pretty cool, but too bad it eats up 99% CPU and 15% of my memory with Fedora 3.5 in Linux! Maybe 20% ram … 11/27: 1pm EST Still 8 left.

Boot Failure When Fedora 12 Grub Installs to non-MBR Partition

I prefer to keep Windows on the MBR. So I install grub to a separate partition. I then allow the Windows Loader to chainload grub (example). I noticed a problem with the Fedora 12 Anaconda Installer. If I chose to install grub to the First sector of boot partition instead of the MBR, I get an un-bootable system. It is easy to see the problem if you compare fdisk output. (I reduced the output for clarity)

Fedora 12 Released

It’s that time of year again, the Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 12. This release has received a great deal of polish, and with that plenty of media and documentation to go along with it. Please see what’s new in Fedora 12. Some of the highlights include: Optimized performance - The 32-bit packages have been compiled for i686 systems Faster updates - The yum-presto plugin is default and RPM has updated its compression format More comprehensive networking and broadband support Next-generation (Ogg) Theora video Bluetooth on-demand Moblin graphical interface for netbooks Gnome 2.

NT Bootloader Update

This post really has no purpose other than just a snapshot for me. My current c:\boot.ini: [boot loader] timeout=15 default=c:\linux3.bin [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect c:\linux1.bin="[ sda7] Fedora 11 (32) [06/2009]" c:\linux2.bin="[ sda8] Fedora 9 (32) [05/2008]" c:\linux3.bin="[ sda9] Fedora 11 (64) [06/2009]" c:\linux4.bin="[sda10] Fedora 10 (32) [11/2008]" c:\linux5.bin="[sda11] CentOS 5.3 (32) [07/2009]" c:\linux6.bin="[sda12] OpenSuSe 11 (32) [10/2008]" That F9 and F10 will be replaced with F12 (beta at the moment).

Personal Taste: Fedora vs Ubuntu

This is fun. In order to really compare the two, someone must try both: "…it really is a matter of personal taste" (via Jef Spaleta)