Jan 24, 2011

Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 9 beats Google Chrome 10 in terms of benchmarks

A web browser is the gateway to internet world , so each and every company  is giving their best to make their browser fast, stable and with tons of feature. forget the era of IE6, now browser are a lot faster, stable , light and took less memory. In this blog I am going to discuss two browser market's best Firefox's beta 9 and most innovative browser Google chrome 10.
Mozilla FirefoxGoogle Chrome

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Sunspider-0.9.1 test (lower is better)

Sunspider-0.9.1 benchmark score for Google chrome 10 -  559.2ms ,
Sunspider-0.9.1 benchmark score for firefox beta 9 -  527.1ms ,
here winner is  Mozilla Firefox beta 9.
Want to test your browser for Sunspider test then visit here http://www2.webkit.org/perf/sunspider/sunspider.html

Google Chrome - 100/100
Mozilla Firefox -97/100
Here winner is chrome but firefox manage to get 97/100 may be in its final release can score 100/100.
want to test visit here http://acid3.acidtests.org/

Dromaeo JavaScript Tests(higher is better)
Google Chrome - 118.19runs/s (Total) Result   
Firefox - 184.77runs/s (Total) Result 
Winner here is Firefox.
want to test visit here http://dromaeo.com/?dromaeo

Kraken JavaScript Benchmark Results(lower is better)

Google Chrome -  27852 ms (Total) 
Firefox - 21986.32 ms (Total) 
Winner here is Firefox.
want to test visit here http://krakenbenchmark.mozilla.org/

In my test Firefox is winner , its now in beta so there always remain some big expectation for final release. Please post your views, critics, suggestion through comment. I have above given you the link so you can also test your favorite browser benchmark.

My System Specification : AMD Athlon single core 3000+ ; MSI mother board; 1GB DDR1; Hard Disk 80GB @7200rpm; 15" Samsung CRT Monitor; Graphic Memory 64MB.

Jan 23, 2011

Creating Swap File/ Partition with out re-installing the system

Creating Swap File/ Partition with out re-installing the system
You can add swap space without re-installing. Before we look at that option, let's explore some other possibilities. For instance, if you're right on the border of having enough memory you might look at reducing the amount of physical RAM you need. If you're using one of the heavier desktop environments (GNOME or KDE) you can save quite a bit of memory by switching to Xfce or LXDE. Depending on the machine you have and your resources, you might also look at adding more RAM to your computer. In an ideal world we want to keep our data in RAM, rather than rely on swap space.
However, if you do need to create some swap space it's not required that you give swap its own partition. Modern versions of the Linux kernel have greatly improved performance when it comes to accessing swap files. This makes creating a swap file far more appealing than re-installing or resizing your existing partitions to make room for a swap partition. Let's walk through the process of creating a 1 GB swap file.

First we need to create an empty file, 1 GB in size. We do this with the dd command. You will need to have root permissions (or sudo access) for the following commands to work:

     dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/my_swap bs=1M count=1024

In this case the "1024" means we're creating a 1GB file, "512" would result in a 512MB (half a GB) file, "2048" would create a 2GB file, etc. Next we have to format our file so it can be used for swap space.

     mkswap /mnt/my_swap

We now have a swap file and we need to tell the system to start using it.

     swapon /mnt/my_swap

The next step is to make sure your operating system remembers to use this swap file again after you reboot the machine. We do this by opening the file /etc/fstab in a text editor and adding this line at the bottom:

     /mnt/my_swap none swap sw 0 0

Save your changes to /etc/fstab and you're done. The next time you boot the machine you can run

     swapon -s

to make sure your swap file is in use. The "swapon -s" command displays all swap spaces currently in use and you should see /mnt/my_swap listed in the command's output.
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Jan 7, 2011

Fastest OS Puppy Lucid 5.2 Quick review

Barry Kauler created Puppy Linux, bringing out version 0.1 in June 2003. Now Puppy Linux
reached its Lucid 5.2 version, an independent, minimalist Linux distribution for the desktop.

What Makes Puppy Lucid 5.2 ?
Over 3 Months in Development - Over 230 pages in the forum - Over 50 contributors

Screen shot of  Puppy Lucid 5.2 :
 Puppy Lucid 5.2
 Puppy Lucid 5.2
What's New in This release :
  • New Quickset dialog to easily setup your system (language/locale and keyboard settings, timezone, video resolution)
  • Browser Installer
  • Browser-Default............
Read more at Cellguru.co.cc

Jan 2, 2011

Distro Release - Parted Magic 5.8

Parted Magic 5.8
Parted Magic 5.8
"After several months of work, a new version is ready for release. Many bugs have been fixed and many core programs have been updated. You will notice the Linux 2.6.36 kernel and the newest version of the Gnome Partition Editor (GParted). There is also a mess of new stuff as well. Parted Magic now includes the SciTE text editor! For the first time the ISO image can be fully loaded into RAM and Booted. This means, for example, that the default syslinux menu can be used for a PXE boot.
The following programs have been updated: clonezilla-1.2.6-40, plpbt-5.0.11, psensor-0.4.4, linux-, busybox-1.17.4, nwipe-0.03, simpleburn-1.6.0, syslinux-4.03, clamav-0.96.5, e2fsprogs-1.41.14, gparted-0.7.1
These are the new programs that were added: zerofree-1.0.1, cmospwd-5.0, open-iscsi-2.0.871, hfsprescue-0.1, gscite223. "
Parted Magic 5.8 Screen shot 
Parted Magic 5.8
Parted Magic 5.8

Puppy Linux 5.0 Wary Edition with Screen shot

Barry Kauler, the father of Puppy Linux, has just announced today, December 29th, the immediate availability for download of the Wary edition of the Puppy Linux 5.0 operating system. This edition of Puppy Linux is intended for older hardware!
Puppy Linux 5.0 Wary is an operating system based on Ubuntu OS, but it will allow users to install applications from the Ubuntu software repositories.
Puppy recently show its worthiness in tech world , its seems it took the tag of Fastest OS on the world its Puppy 5 Lucid. Lets see how fast is its wary edition.

Read the release announcement for details information.

Screen shot of Puppy 5 Lucid 
Puppy 5 World Fastest OS

DOWNLOAD Puppy Linux 5.0 Wary
Wary-500.iso (124MB, MD5)