Bookmarks for January 14th through January 22nd

These are my links for January 14th through January 22nd:

Bookmarks for December 13th through December 14th

These are my links for December 13th through December 14th:

Bookmarks for June 20th through December 13th

These are my links for June 20th through December 13th:

Windows BSOD and BIOS Checksum error

If you have a BSOD crash and the BIOS defaults after a checksum error, make sure you check the SATA ACHI/IDE settings. Otherwise window will not boot and you’ll get confused.

Bookmarks for April 13th from 20:20 to 20:31

These are my links for April 13th from 20:20 to 20:31:

Bookmarks for April 12th through April 13th

These are my links for April 12th through April 13th:

Bookmarks for February 23rd through February 24th

These are my links for February 23rd through February 24th:

Fences from Stardock

Very useful Windows desktop icon organiser by Stardock. Review from Lifehacker.

UAWEA Launchedr Error. Abnormal game exit detected

I was trying a Windows Live game on Steam yesterday and got the above error. After a lot of googling I discovered that I needed to install Game for Windows Live. There is version 1.2 and 2.0. Once this were installed the game run correctly.

Windows client CIFS behavior can slow Linux NAS performance

Windows* client CIFS behavior can slow Linux* NAS performance:-

We have compared the performance of Windows* and Linux*-based CIFS* (Samba*) servers for digital media applications and found that the ext3*-based Linux server’s throughput was up to 53% lower than the Windows server’s–although both used identical hardware (Figure 1). An XFS*-based Linux server had roughly the same performance as the Windows server. Our investigation shows that the difference lies in the filesystem allocation and handling of sparse files. In particular, the Windows client makes an assumption that the CIFS fileserver uses NTFS*, a filesystem that assumes files will be data-full (not sparse). This contradicts a fundamental assumption of ext3–that files are sparse–and leads to fragmentation of files and degraded performance on ext3. Further, we’ve seen this behavior manifested for a broad range of media applications including iTunes*.

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