terça-feira, agosto 22, 2006

Linux Test Tools

The purpose of this Linux Test Tools Table is to provide the open-source community with a comprehensive list of tools commonly used for testing the various components of Linux.


domingo, agosto 06, 2006

Linux Command line Tips


sábado, agosto 05, 2006

Comparison of Linux distributions

The many available Linux distributions differ for a range of reasons including technical, organizational, and philosophical.

Technical variations include support for different hardware devices and systems or software package configurations. Organizational differences may be motivated by technical decisions but also by philosophical or even historical reasons. Some distributions specialise in use on desktops, servers or routers. Other criteria include security, including how quickly security upgrades are available; ease of package management; and number of binary packages available.

These tables compare the latest stable release of major distributions on a range of objective criteria. It does not cover the subjective merits of each operating system, branches marked as unstable/beta, nor compare Linux distributions with other operating systems.

Look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Linux_distributions

sexta-feira, agosto 04, 2006

Warsaw's Laws of Hackering

In the great tradition of Murphy's Law and other related laws, I offer my humble few. I'm not sure I have rightful claim to originating all these, so if you find a previous reference to these laws, please let me know!

Warsaw's First Law: The Rule of Estimate Accuracy Insurance
When making a time estimate for any programming task, make your best formalized guess, then multiply by two and bump it up a unit. E.g. "I think it will take me three days to hack in those changes to the frobnicator"; My official estimate: 6 weeks.

Warsaw's Second Law: Unbending Law of Commit Scheduling
Never change anything after 3pm on a Friday.

Corollary to Warsaw's Second Law
If you do change anything after 3pm on Friday, you will break it, and thus end up fixing it for the entire weekend. You will probably not be able to sleep, and if you do fall asleep, you will dream about the breakage. On Monday morning, you will fix the problem in five minutes.

Warsaw's Third Law: Law of Software in a Vacuum
All software sucks. Make sure yours sucks less.

Warsaw's Fourth Law: The Law of Pinball Machine Instructions
It doesn't matter a wit if the instructions are printed clearly for all to see, nobody will read them. They'll just drop their quarters and start pushing buttons like a Tommy. Software is the same.

Warsaw's Fifth Law: A Rose By Any Other Name (a.k.a the Pink Floyd Rule)
All names are stupid until you become rich and famous with it.

Source: http://barry.warsaw.us/software/laws.html