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Postby BurninMan921 on Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:16 am

Check it out:
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?sit ... drlabs.com

Sweet ! :) 8) :P

CDRLabs is running on LINUX!!! Yippie!!

Something I didn't know about this site!

So Ian, what distro? :wink:
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Postby BurninMan921 on Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:22 am

Insteresting tidbit: Check the uptime for www.microsoft.com & www.cdrom.net.

Any wonder why Linux (well, FreeBSD in www.cdrom.net's case) rocks for servers!?!

I also like how one of MS's servers is using Linux!
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:15 am

That's interesting; I didn't know CDRLabs was hosted on Linux! :D

This is a little off-topic, but I thought I'd mention it anyway: I'm now setting up two computers which will be running Mandrake Linux 9.2 instead of Windows. :lol:
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:43 am

BurninMan921 wrote:I also like how one of MS's servers is using Linux!


Hahaha, that's very funny, thier own OS crashes so often, they need to use Linux for one of thier servers :wink:
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Postby BurninMan921 on Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:43 am

CDRecorder wrote:I'm now setting up two computers which will be running Mandrake Linux 9.2 instead of Windows. :lol:


Cool :)

I'm using 9.2 right now too! But it seems to be missing alot of the software that 9.1 installed by default. You can still install it manualy, but still...
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:04 pm

BurninMan921 wrote:But it seems to be missing alot of the software that 9.1 installed by default. You can still install it manualy, but still...


Interesting; maybe that's why it seems to run faster than 9.1 did on my old Celeron 366 (which is there only until I can finish building a faster AMD-based system).

Edit: I do have other faster computers, but they all currently run Windows. ;)
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Postby BurninMan921 on Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:00 pm

CDRecorder wrote:Edit: I do have other faster computers, but they all currently run Windows. ;)


Umm, doesn't that make them SLOWER? :wink:

9.2 seems ok, but for some reason Mozilla Firebird takes FOREVER to load (>30seconds). I feel like I'm starting UnrealED everytime I fire it up! Now I just keep it open all the time, then get mad when I click the close button instead of the "close tab" button!

I'm getting alittle bored, so I may try a different Linux distro just for fun (god knows I have enough of 'em). I'm thinking College Linux, or maybe Debian...maybe I'll just go back to 9.1. I'd like to try GenToo, but don't really have the time to install it (SuSE takes forever to install too). I like SuSE, but SuSE doesn't like my monitor (it''ll only probably configure it at 800x600). Mandrake 9.2 took some tweaking to get it to work right on my monitor, but 9.1 worked perfectly. Go figure...
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:14 pm

I believe we're running Debian. What version? Socheat could tell you better than I could. Heck, I'm still running Red Hat 8.0 here. I'm too lazy to upgrade. :roll:
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:24 pm

BurninMan921 wrote:Umm, doesn't that make them SLOWER? :wink:


Not when comparing an AthlonXP 2000+ and an AthlonXP 1700+ both running WinXP to a Celeron 366 running Mandrake. ;)

I'm currently getting parts for two better Linux boxes though; one will be an Athlon Thunderbird and the other will be a Duron.
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Postby socheat on Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:03 pm

Yup, we're running Debian stable (Woody) with an updated kernel.

Debian is a must-try. :D Debian's Apt-Get system is very similar to FreeBSD's Port and Gentoo's Portage system is almost identical to Port.

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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:16 am

Get an Xserve RAID or Xserve G5. :wink:
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Postby Matt on Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:28 am

Why? So you can have a GUI version of apache, postfix and samba? You'd be better off using straight FreeBSD, the money you save on the OS could be spent on much better hardware.

I also like how one of MS's servers is using Linux!


What you're seeing there is Akami caching servers, which happen to use linux. Microsoft themselves do not use any linux servers facing the internet, AFAIK. It would be damaging to their marketing.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:37 am

Cool, Debian :) Haven't used that one myself...but I do have it.

My Mandrakw isn't slow...course, it's running a 2.4GHz P4C :wink:
I do like 9.1 better than 9.2. Everything loads faster, more software...

Now I just have to get some decent ram (got 266MHz memory in a P4C system!), and a decent amount of ram....like, oh, 2GB :)
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Postby socheat on Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:41 pm

Matt wrote:Why? So you can have a GUI version of apache, postfix and samba? You'd be better off using straight FreeBSD, the money you save on the OS could be spent on much better hardware.


But it's SOOO PREEETTY... [eyes glaze over] :o

I agree. You can get all the same functionality/usefulness from a BSD/Linux machine, but if you want to spend money on gorgeous eye candy on a *server* machine, can't go wrong with the Xserve.
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Postby Matt on Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:34 pm

I would never be able to justify spending $3000+ just to get eye candy for a server that you might configure once a month tops?

If I was alloted $3000 to spend on a server, I would get a dual 3.06ghz xeon, 1gb ddr, 40gb 7200rpm OS drive, 250gb 7200rpm data drive for about $3052 from penguincomputing. You can install bsd/linux with some pretty impressive kde/gnome eyecandy :D
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