noatime System Boost

Is your system slow? Do you have to wait 6.2 seconds to start Firefox and other heavy applications?

Well, what you need is the “noatime” filesystem mount option! What exactly happens when system files are read? They are written too! The system writes access times to the files causing unnecessary IO traffic between you and your HDD.

To avoid this, you can mount all your partitions with the noatime option. Simply append “,noatime” beside the “defaults” option in the /etc/fstab and your done!

  /dev/sdb2          /          ext3          defaults,noatime          0  1

Make sure there is no space between defaults and noatime, only a comma.

To test this instantly, execute:

mount -o remount /dev/sdb2

Have fun with the new Performance!

Gentoo on a USB Pendrive

This is what made me leave Fedora within one week:

  • Drivers were not upto date
  • Too generic, resulting is slow performance

This made me remove Fedora Sulphur and finally get Gentoo. Well, the reason for using fedora was because they had a USB specialized version. It seemed too slow and along with other factors, it was terminated.

A fan of Gentoo can never leave it without thinking about it. So, I got the Gentoo installation disk and got it working. The true flavor of Linux. Why were distributions like Ubuntu released? Gentoo is the perfect distribution for humankind. If you want to use Ubuntu, think again! Slow performance with no flexibility.That’s what it is. That’s why I didn’t even think of it though it had a USB special.

Run Gentoo and promote Gentoo Expertises…

Gentoo is fast, non-generic, flexible, etc.

Happy New Year

Seasons change as time passes by. What’s more? It’s now 2009 years A.D.! People are joyful, partying all night long. May peace thrive the hearts of men and women as they set out on this new year! Peace to all and a Happy New Year to you and your Family!
New Year

wininit.exe

How many of you use Windows? Well, it’s a bad……very bad idea to use it. I was using it lately just to find out that the system had a bunch of trojans! The user had no clue of it. Process: “wininit.exe”. If you use Windows Vista, see if you have that app running. It’s a WOLLF.16. Apparently, wininit.exe is a crucial system file in Vista, that if you try to kill it(which you will succeed), what do you see? A blue screen! Your system has just crashed!

What is “wininit.exe” exactly?
It looks for a file called “WinInit.INI”. If its found, it processes the commands found in this file. There is your malware hidden. It’s very dangerous when a filename crosses between legit, malware, etc.
Vista Scanning by NOD32
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Merry Christmas

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
Christmas
Merry Christmas to you and your Family