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Do you use a Anti-Virus

Sun, 2017-05-28 04:04

I'm currently a Windows user but may move to Linux soon as i have some experience with it, but with windows when i download files i usually always scan them before i open or install. But with Linux people say you don't need to worry. Something about installing programs without any kinda virus check freaks me out. I use Avast on windows but they don't seem to have a free version for linux.

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Mailman 3.1.0 released

Sat, 2017-05-27 23:39

Free Project Idea - Physical Internet

Sat, 2017-05-27 18:18

Let's say things with ISP's go south in the near future, would it be possible to create a physical storage cache of popular websites and distribute like a daily subscription? Could you then call yourself an ISP?

I know people are working on distributed solutions, but this could fill a small niche if you don't really need to be connected to the Internet, basically setting up a small web front end on the client side.

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while read line . How come that it does not generate a lot of IO load?

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:59

This question is expanding the question that I suddenly realized should be valid in PHP (seeing obvious things is difficult, at least for me).

My point is,:while read line ; do ...code... done < file for a large file should generate a lot of IO requests due to the single line read from the file. If the file read is large with short lines.

Now I know that modern spinning commercial grade disk can handle around 100-150 IOps and SD cards should be around 50, so the code should be quite slow even just echoing the line read. (let's say the latency between printed lines should be noticeable)

It is different when one reads a lot of bytes at once (like with the dd switch bs=16K ), in that case the speed of reading sequentially a file (if the file is not fragmented) is more indicative than the IOps, but a sequential read won't generate that much of IO request because every IO reply would carry a lot of payload, not just a single line of data.

Said that, one can quickly verify that reading single lines is super fast (for the eye at least), why?

Is there a sort of buffering implied in the read application or is the OS prefetching the file? (so maybe similar settings are used for PHP)

Maybe also the memory controller in itself does prefetch the data?

I mean I also know that caching data is possible but foresee a read request is not always returning a cache hit, so prefetching may help, but where is it done?

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Do I make the change?

Sat, 2017-05-27 14:47

Hey guys, life long windows user here,

I am a currency trader, and I don't use much in the way of softwares,

I use the following: Metatrader 4, Firefox, telegram, Skype, Microsoft OneNote, VLC media player, veracrypt, calibre ebook manager, tor, slack, and a couple of games (AoE collection, hearth stone, etc)

I'm getting rather pissed with Microsoft, they're invading my privacy and annoying the hell out of me. I would like to leave, I hate someone giving me no privacy, but windows works with everything I have

Does anyone have a suggestion?

I keep debating Linux, but it seems a lot to learn to do the same jobs I do now

Thanks!

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Any printed Linux magazines?

Sat, 2017-05-27 14:39

Are there any good printed Linux magazines or other sorts of publication I could subscribe to?

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