Archive for April, 2009

Fast Hard Disks

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

One of the biggest bottlenecks in any system is the hard disk drive.  I found HyperOS Systems while reviewing the MySQL users mailing list yesterday.  This company sells a device that you can plug DDR2 RAM into and use as a Solid State Disk.  They also provide a battery and CF backup system in case you lose power.
Check it out.

What is Linux?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The Linux Foundation recently had a contest to see who could come up with a video to compete with the “I’m a Mac” and “I’m a PC” ads.  Here is the winner.