Archive for September, 2009

Finding Easter Eggs…

September 18th, 2009 3 comments

Yesterday afternoon I was really bored at work and had eventually navigated to a website dedicated to Easter Eggs that could be found on an operating system, software application and more. Naturally I went to the list of operating systems and started looking up the operating systems which were accessible to me. As I read through the Linux and UNIX related ones, I had already known some but there were a few that I was interested in trying.

Seeing how I was on an OpenSolaris laptop I decided to first look through the SunOS list. Unfortunately none of them seemed to work. It would appear that they were taken out. But I did remember one from many years ago that a friend (Marian Lakov) had shown me. Originally found on an installation of RHEL, it was in the man page for the xorg.conf file.

man page for xorg.conf 

Listed under the VIDEOADAPTER SECTION you will read the following: Nobody wants to say how this works. Maybe nobody knows…

If you know of any hidden secret(s) that is not listed on the site posted earlier, please feel free to share.

Enterprise Storage Forum Article: RAID’s Days May Be Numbered

September 18th, 2009 Comments off

Earlier this morning I ran into an interesting article written by Henry Newman, “RAID’s Days May Be Numbered.” While Mr. Newman highlights different reasons for his prediction, I tend to feel the same way. It is worth the read.

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TuxRadar Article: OpenSolaris vs. Linux

September 15th, 2009 Comments off

Here is an interesting article I stumbled on earlier today. This article is intended to inform a reader who is either not familiar with or new to the OpenSolaris environment with some preliminary information about the operating system. The writer does a fairly decent job in bringing up Linux comparisons for each OpenSolaris feature (if it exists).

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Released yesterday: Linux kernel 2.6.31 stable

September 10th, 2009 Comments off

The Linux Kernel 2.6.31 became available yesterday and can be downloaded from This release brings with it some exciting features, some of which I spoke about in an earlier post.

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IBM Article: Anatomy of the Linux virtual file system switch

September 4th, 2009 Comments off

Two days ago, posted on one of the Linux news feeds that I usually frequent I saw this interesting article which serves as a great basic introduction to the VFS layer of the Linux kernel. For those interested in Linux file systems, check it out.

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