Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 30th Sep 2003 05:20 UTC
General Development In the dawn of the renovation of's web site, David Zeuthen announced the release of HAL 0.1. HAL is an implementation of a hardware abstraction layer, as defined by Havoc Pennington's paper. It encompasses a shared library for use in applications, a daemon, a hotplug tool, command line tools and a set of stock device info files. Carlos Perelló Marín also announced the design of a similar concept, but it is expected the two projects to merge. More people are encouraged to join this innovative project. Elsewhere, Gnome's Seth Nickell is giving us a first taste of his effort to replace the Init system.
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Re: Rayiner Hashem
by Sagres on Tue 30th Sep 2003 20:54 UTC

>"Be thankful for your shared libraries. In Windows, people just static link things hoping to avoid DLL-hell."
Oh please, do really believe this?

>"Also, as for usage under heavy load. I use a Linux machine as my primary desktop. It handles beautifully under high load. Right now, I'l copying a 10GB dir of MP3s, and compiling KOffice in the background. At this point, XP would be begging for mercy. GUI responsiveness hasn't suffered at all, and the only thing you can notice is that apps take a little longer to load because they have to wait for pending I/O to complete. And this is with a (patched) 2.4 kernel, not even a 2.6 kernel. From my experience with 2.6, the new I/O scheduler greatly alleviates the second issue."
Your usually educated trolling is better than this.
1)No one has 10GB of MP3's and even if you did why would you need to copy them to another dir at the same time your compiling koffice and browsing the web and bragging about it, just makes no sence.
2)Linux doesn't increase your system memory bandwith, doesn't makes your HD spin faster and doesn't make your processor faster.