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Hi!

Skype 4.0 for Linux has just been released! Thought it wouldn’t happen anymore πŸ™‚

So.. how do you keep your multiple instances of Skype running on Linux?

As Skype 2.1 saved everything to $HOME/.Skype personally I prefer to keep my history so I copied $HOME/.Skype to $HOME/.Skype.profile1 and $HOME/.Skype.profile2

After that you can just start Skype using the following commands:

skype –dbpath=~/.Skype_profile1

skype –dbpath=~/.Skype_profile2

Login and have fun πŸ™‚ It is as easy as that πŸ™‚

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Saving freedesktop.org

Hey!

Just a short article — very good reading with really sad but true facts.. at least there is hope – if we work together!

http://digg.com/linux_unix/Saving_freedesktop_together

Please digg && help out as best as you can πŸ™‚

Cya @saving the world.. ehm… freedesktop.org πŸ˜€

Hey everyone!

I’m going to present you my first try (and hopefully last) on an essay about Operating Systems. It’s been created under pretty much pressure but I still think it’s a pretty good overview about that big topic…

What I dislike about the fact, me creating the presentation, is that I’ll have to give a speech about it tomorrow… one hour standing in front of a (half)asleep class talking about an interesting topic nobody else of the class is interested in πŸ˜€

… and it’s sooo early in the morning …. still… can’t change it.. or can I? πŸ˜€

So that you know… the presentation and the essay are in german (my mother tongue).. have fun if you’ve got the language skills to read it πŸ˜€ .. and no … I don’t think I’ll translate it to english πŸ˜€

Update: Hm.. so wordpress won’t show the gallery *thinking*

Update 2: As long as wordpress refuses to show a gallery of the pdfs I’ll just paste the links here:

Essay

Presentation

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hey guys (and girls) ^^

I wish everyone peaceful Christmas holidays with their beloved ones πŸ™‚

So.. what happened since my last blog post?

Everything and nothing.. school goes on and on.. nothing interesting about that fact ^^ Qt 4.5 Beta and Qt Creator Beta have been released *yay*, openSUSE 11.1 recently hit gold, Allevo has been split in 2 applications (one for costcalculation and one for double book keeping), KDE4.2 trunk rocks and SabayonLinux will release it’s 4.0 release in just about a few hours *still waiting*

In other news: I’m searching for a storage solution for my data.. I’ve got 2 possible solutions.. one would be a NAS.. Β but they are horribly slow 😦 .. the harddrives I have choosen are capable of up to 120MB/s read performance… the best NAS for an affordable price just comes up with around 20MB/s …. wasting so much performance and still having to pay ~400€ doesn’t sound like a sane solution for me..

The Β other solution would be a (not so) small server… I thought about a Intel Atom Single/Dualcore with Β a RAID Controller… the RAID Controller is the problem.. I just don’t know what to take.. a pure software solution? hybrid? hardware? those are listed ascending according to the price… for a hardware solution (e.g. from 3ware or HighPoint) I’d have to pay ~150€ …. the hybrid solution would be an onboard Intel ICH100R .. it even sometimes outperforms the RAID controller cards… but it’s also dependent on the Operating System… don’t know if I can trust such a solution…also the Intel Atom wouldn’t be a solution anymore then.. would have to take something different.. desktop components which have a much higher power consumption….

I simply don’t know which one to take .. so please help me if you’ve got any experience with those .. maximum price for the whole server solution would be ~500€ (200€ for the two 1TB Harddrives from Seagate)

Cya … hopefully soon again.. atm I’ve got some spare time *yay*

Hey!

As if I haven’t got enough unfinished projects running I’ve “started” another one… control center for Sabayon linux (see this thread: http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3410&start=50 )

Sabayon’s really cool but it’s really missing a graphical frontend for all the config files. I already started the discussion back in 2007 and yesterday when I was lazy I brought it back up.. well.. now we are 3 people (irc) who are willing to do some work..

I tried porting yast to sabayon but I wasn’t successfull yet because my portage is broken now aber my pc crashed (it’s likely it was too hot -.- Β ) during a portage update 😦

Also I experienced .. for the first time in my life .. really good support in a tech related company.. DiTech.. a austrian company selling pcs, components, notebooks..

I asked the employee some questions and he was really anxious on answering them πŸ™‚ I’ll now for sure by myself this one: Dimotion StrongBook S5 (Based on Compal JHL 90):

Intel Core2Duo P9500 2,5Ghz, 6MB 2nd Lvl Cache
4GB DDR2 667MHz
NVIDIA 9600M GT GDDR3
320GB 5400rpm
Fingerprintreader
1680×1050
15,4″

and other cool stuff I’ve forgot ^^

So.. it’s late here in austria and I have to stay up early tomorrow.. last day at work for this summer πŸ™‚

cu guys