Archive for the 'Linux' Category

Recovering a file…

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

Long time no write; but I’m making up for it, promise.
Anyway, today I’ve managed to recover a file from a accidentally formatted drive. After approaching the problem from several angles, I found a very simple tool which did the trick for me: magicrescue. Here’s what happened, and what I did (for future reference):
First the mistake. […]

Revisiting the Solaris vs. Linux thing..

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Revisiting my last post about Jonathan Schwartz’s blog entry about the comparison between Solaris and Linux; I just discovered that the touted Sun server is actually a single socket opteron server. Hence the last argument about the Solaris support cost goes away.
But it does bring up the subject of comparing apples to apples, instead […]

Commenting on Jonathan Schwartz’s blog…

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Just in case my comment doesn’t get approved for Jonathan Schwartz’s latest blog entry, I’ll repeat it here:

So, basically, the biggest issue is the cost of commercial linux with it’s (admittedly steep) annual support fee. Including the different hardware options in the equation, albeit valid, confuses things to the negative side for all solutions except […]