try pointing your browser to google.com/bourne .
THE ULTIMATE SEARCH FOR BOURNE
cannot be undertaken in Linux.
I tried my hands at overclocking CPU at my home machine and not on my work system. I must say, i am in trouble.Will have to purchase a few hardware components :(.
Writing this so that somebody who want to do the same doesnot land into trouble like me.
The dangerous way of getting max out of your computer is changing the FSB frequency.FSB is the frontal side bus which connects CPU with the system memory.Changing FSB means you are changing not only the system memory access speed but also the processor clock, the PCI frequency and many other IO device's operating frequency including the chipset (your motherboard's heart,AGP etc) .
So you need to be extra careful.
If you want to :-
1. Read the motherboard manual to see if overclocking the FSB or for that matter even CPU overclocking is supported. Do not trust your BIOS like i did. Good BIOS vendors lock the FSB freq option to avoid any not so pleasant scenes. Unfortuantely Chinese manufacturers are either brain dead or don't know how a software should work, no matter how small it is.
2. Best to test is download software utilities which can check and tell you if you can do it ,and if you can what is the best range.
3. Sometimes overclocking comes with the price of over heating.Be prepared to face this.
4. Check if your perihperals can work with freq increased to orig freq + half the margin by which FSB freq is increased. Important ones are IDE HDDs, AGP cards and RAM modules.
5. Stick your both palms and pray.
6. If you are luck enough, welcome to the elite club.
7. If you are not welcome to the elitest club, because now you know what to do and what not to do , rather than just what to do. :)
One thing about Google which amuses me is its innovative ways.
It may be work culture there, their web based dominance or April 1st announcements which turn out ot be gags at times. :)
Google Tisp as they call it is Toilet ISP. hahaha ... gag was good , but for a moment i was also surprised if they are kidding or serious. Anyway figured out when i clicked on advanced installation link on FAQs :).
Anyway though it was a April fool prank, concept is very much possible and has been employed near 2002-2003 by a company(oops ..name i dont remember).
Whatever, people are getting free WiFI services from google without flushing even right now.Though the service is limited to a few priviliged cities in US sadly :(.
Anyway whatever, it was indeed a worth rolling on the floor after i figured out the prank ... :)
I must admit Fedora Core 6 is such a crappy distro, you 'll love to hate.
Being an ardent fan of Fedora's for nearly 3 years since its release, i am disappointed to see FC6 perform poorly.
First, if i select virtualization during installation, i expect atleast 2 kernels in my /boot .One being stock fedora kernel(which is often buggy) and a domU Xen kernel plus a xen hypervisor binary.
Surprisingly Fedora people think users are some lusers :(. They ll just wipe the stock kernel off the boot. nagging and frustrating it is.
Second can they please improve yum?Yum is beaten hands down by apt-get. Every damn time i want to install a package ,it will start downloading headers. Certainly apt-get install gcc32 is way cool :).
Third it was not able to detect the RealTek's 8169 SC gigabit ethernet NIC. Even a modprobe r8169 didn't help and neither did passing pci=noapic.
Thank god i switch to Ubuntu Edgy.
Edgy detects Rtl 8169 SC like a charm, GUI is way better.Synaptic is super smooth.Rest Development environment i have to set, which i am capable of doing even on a LFS box.
Moreover i am command line gureilla, not some GUI luser.(no pun intended)
But i must admit i still like Fedora as a development environment. :)
As they say it - "First love is first love, you will never forget it" ;) ... and neither did i.
Looking forward to Feisty Fawn.
The computing industry has seen a manifold increase in last few decades. As an industry and as an engineering tool too. Not to mention, it affected Indian subcontinent and many over developing nations too.
The rat race has begun but is it effective enough for us to be called a quality service provider?Are we just a bunch people who are providing low cost services? May be yes and may be not? Even if we are not, we are perhaps disillusioned with this fact. We are best and hope fully will be best.
The problem as i personally see is - "When does the service starts acting like a commodity". The difference is visible and is inherently different for different sects of IT people. Maybe how we look at this is exactly how we shouldn't or may be we are right.
Whatever services are good and revenue spinning means for us, but point is services for which? Exactly for some product or some software from xyz inc in Europe or Northern America. This means we are heavily dependent on them. The lateral expansion of the software has certainly been the talk of the town but what about vertical expansion?
Are we ready to call our services commodities?Are we ready to give services which will mean a certain degree of domination in the Western market? Answer is yes and no both, which are self evident.
Initially we had to choose the path which we are traversing right now. Isn't it right time that we should spend some amount on vertical infrastructure?
How about building a competing product for which you can give exclusive services?how about recognizing the value of research and development?
Soon some other country will become cheaper than us in terms of services. Shouldn't we think about it?Definitely we should. But not in terms of cost only but also quality. Lets try to make ourselves a brand name in quality, in innovation, in development that we are known for our quality before cost effectiveness.
Let us innovate, have a bunch of talented engineers who can dedicatedly work on emerging technologies so that we can call ourselves pioneers.
Let us not waste the oppurtunity to make our mark at the right time. Lets have a fore vision. Let us work together for a brighter and talented India.
Are you there yet? :-)
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