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Facebook Opens Their Data Center Infrastructure

ecliptik Using CentOS (90 comments)

Buried in the Intel Motheboard PDF on page 10 section 6.8 it says they're using CentOS 5.2 as the OS:

Update from the operating system over the LAN – the OS standard is CentOS v5.2

Also, in the chassis design it seems there are rubber passthrus to allow cables to go between servers above and below each other.

more than 3 years ago

Xen 4.1 Hypervisor Released

ecliptik Re:Isn't Xen dead? (105 comments)

Virtualbox is their consumer x86 virtualization product, Oracle VM is their x86 enterprise virtualization solution; clusters, high-availability, etc.

Think of it like this:

Virtualbox = VMware Workstation
Oracle VM = ESX/vSphere

more than 3 years ago

Xen 4.1 Hypervisor Released

ecliptik Re:Isn't Xen dead? (105 comments)

Oracle is trying to enter the x86 virtualization market with Xen in a product called Oracle VM. I've used it, and it's ugly. Besides the PHB marketing tagling of "you can run Oracle on the entire stack!", I've seen no technical reasons to use it over KVM or VMWare in the enterprise.

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: Android User Interface Development

ecliptik Re:Choices are ObjC and Java? (111 comments)

Or Python or Perl on Android

There's a nice 20% project called Android-Scripting that lets you use scripting languages through an interpreter. Not exactly fast and lacks some features, but it makes it easy to get started with basic Android development in a language you're more familiar with.


more than 3 years ago

Debian Elevates KFreeBSD Port to First-Class Status

ecliptik Re:Linux vs. FreeBSD (376 comments)

I've had nothing but trouble with Intel wi-fi chipsets on Linux, even with the latest kernel and firmwares it's still not stable and after a while becomes frustrating. I'm running OpoenBSD on my laptop for the sole reason of having a stable wi-fi connection.

more than 5 years ago

The Web Braces For Inauguration Traffic

ecliptik Live Streaming through Moonlight (212 comments)

Miguel de Icaza posted a note this morning saying that after working with MS last night they now have a Moonlight add-on for 32/64-bit and PowerPC Firefox to stream the inauguration live from the official pic2009.org site. The install was quick, although the stream seems to stop and stutter frequently.

about 6 years ago

Blockbuster Working on Set-Top Box

ecliptik Re:Won't work (138 comments)

That's why Netflix offers "Instant" movies and tv shows, sure it's not the entire library but they're unlimited now and they're constantly adding more. Unfortunately it's only available for Windows, but it's still a nice addition to their already exceptional service at no extra cost.


more than 6 years ago


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