How To Benchmark Your System (CPU, File IO, MySQL) With sysbench

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sysbench is a benchmark suite which allows you to quickly get an impression about system performance which is important if you plan to run a database under intensive load. This article explains how to benchmark your CPU, file IO, and MySQL performance with sysbench.

OpenVZ: Mounting Host Devices/Partitions/Directories In A Container With Bind Mounts (Debian/Ubuntu)

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Sometimes you are in a situation where you need to mount a hard drive, partiiton or directory from the OpenVZ host inside an OpenVZ container - for example, you add a fast SSD to the host and want to put your container's MySQL databases on it to make MySQL faster. This tutorial explains how you can mount host devices/partitions/directories in an OpenVZ container with bind mounts.

DebConf makes in-roads in Central America

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The Debian Project
DebConf makes in-roads in Central America
July 16th, 2012

This year's DebConf in Managua took Debian to a new part of the world which is too little visited by major Free Software events, allowing the project to reach out to new contributors and learn new perspectives, as well as to continue its hard work towards the next stable release of Debian.

The conference brought together around 200 attendees from 32 countries, and helped many people make their first steps in contributing to Debian, including a large number of enthusiastic new volunteers from countries in Central America.

98 talks were given, with highlights including:

* EFI boot methodology [1]
* XCP, OpenStack, Debian and the Cloud [2]
* FreedomBox Update [3]
* Beginners Spanish [4]

How To Take Screenshots Of VirtualBox VMs

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VirtualBox is a great virtualization solution, however if lacks one big feature: the ability to take screenshots of a virtual machine. Of course, you can use the host operating system's print screen feature, but this wil ltake a picture of the whole workspace, including window decorations, etc. which you will have to remove in your iage editing software which is a tedious task. This tutorial describes how you can create a little script that automatically takes a screenshot of a VirtualBox VM when you click on it; it makes use of the VirtualBox command line tool VBoxManage.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 12.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.


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