Tag: Non-Tech Articles

First Impressions of Kubuntu 9.04

While it is slightly more stable, within minutes I had had my first crash on the panel. I had several more, not hardware-related. Now these could be the fault of the applet developers and not KDE itself, but it certainly soured my first look. I will probably nuke this install and reinstall with the KDE3 remix over the weekend.

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Log Buffer #144: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 144th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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End of School with Linux; Ubuntu 9.04 Released

OCLUG (The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group) is putting on an event called—you guessed it—End of School with Linux. This is happening on April 28, 2009 starting at 11am at the University of Ottawa in the SITE building, room C0136. The purpose of the event is to help people with their Linux systems, install Linux, fix issues, and just generally help out in the community. Your humble blogger will be there, manning the booth from 1200-1600, so come on down. And tell a friend, too.

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Log Buffer #143: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 143rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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The Pythian-Sun/MySQL Partnership

MySQL Platinum Enterprise Support for MySQL is now bundled with every Pythian support contract. As a partner at the Platinum-level Pythian receives the level of support that meshes with the elite and ultra-responsive level of enterprise infrastructure management that has been our tradition for over ten years.

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Pythian Goes to the MySQL Conferences

I’m very proud to share with you a few things: Sheeri K. Cabral, Nick Westerlund, Paul Vallée, Peter Ling, and I (Augusto Bott) will be in Santa Clara, CA for the MySQL Conference and Expo, MySQL Camp, and the Percona Performance Conference, next week.

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Log Buffer #142: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 142nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Yes, We Have No Log Buffer Today

I’m sorry to have to tell you, dear Log Buffer readers, but you’ll have to go without your fix of database blogs today. Your humble Log Buffer coordinator was too busy to take it all in this week (and “all” is an awful lot these days, have you noticed?).

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Log Buffer #141: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 141st edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. The Oracle bloggers were especially chatty this week, so let’s start with them.

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Oracle clamps down on multicore licensing

I was reviewing Oracle’s Processor Core Factor Table, which lists the multiplier used to calculate the Oracle Enterprise Edition CPU license requirements, and noticed something interesting: the preferential 0.5 core multiplier that formerly applied to all Intel/AMD chips has now been restricted to…

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