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[News] Ubuntu 9.10 Tested on Flash, Still Behind Some Distros

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu 9.10 Tested on Flash, Still Behind Some Distros
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:37:07 +0000
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Ubuntu 9.10 on SSD

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| I've been thinking about replacing the 
| hard disk on my production notebook with a 
| solid-state disk (SSD) for quite a while. 
| So when I stumbled upon a good offer on 
| Kingston 64GB SSDNow V series SSD I 
| decided to take the plunge. 64GB is a far 
| cry from the modest by today's standards 
| 160GB hard disk on my notebook. But since 
| I store all my files on a Bubba Two 
| server, I rarely use more than 15-20GB 
| anyway. The Kingston 64GB SSDNow V series 
| SSD model is available in several 
| versions, including a so-called notebook 
| kit. It's slightly more expensive than the 
| disk itself, but it's well worth a few 
| extra bucks. The notebook kit includes 
| hard disk cloning software (which is, 
| obviously, of no use on Linux) and a hard 
| disk enclosure. The latter is a very handy 
| addition, as you can use it to convert the 
| replaced hard disk into an external USB 
| drive. So I pulled the old hard disk out 
| of the notebook, inserted it into the 
| enclosure, and moved files and profiles to 
| the freshly installed SSD. The entire 
| procedure of installing the SSD and moving 
| the files took no longer than half an 
| hour.


Ubuntu: Time for Another Reality Check 

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| So by some measures and opinions, Ubuntu 
| and Canonical do not represent the best of 
| the free-software world.  But despite all 
| this, Ubuntu has succeeded in an important 
| area where every other distribution has 
| failedâspecifically, in expanding the 
| image of Linux and free software to 
| unprecedented heights.



Which operating system is best for SSDs?

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| According to Far, Mac OS X runs "a little faster than Vista" with an SSD
| drive, but Linux is "always faster" than Vista or Mac OS X - to the tune of 1
| percent to 2 percent - because like Windows 2000, "it never runs anything in
| the background."

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