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Testing an overclocked CPU on Linux

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I’m in the process of tweaking / upgrading my PC for better performance. Just a minor upgrade as I think I can still make use of the old AMD FX8350 on my daily work, at least for a while. I’ll wait for the next year’s AMD CPU releases and

First attempt at nested virtualization

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Standard virtualization uses the physical machine as the host hypervisor which allows one to install virtual machines called guests. In nested virtualization the hypervisor is also a guest running inside a virtual environment and it can host its own virtual machines. Basically nested virtualization allows one to install a

Busy week for Nvidia

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In less than a week Nvidia managed to release updated Unix and Linux drivers for nearly all of their active branches: 304.84 (legacy driver for GeForce 6 and 7 series), 313.26 (Short Lived Branch version), 310.40 (Long Lived Branch version) and finally 173.14.37 (legacy driver for GeForce FX series).

Kernel crashes explained

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Kernel failures, crashes, panics and oopses? Do these sound familiar to you? If not you may want to read dedoimedo’s Linux Kernel Crash Book. It is a step-by-step guide to introduce you to kernel crashes and crash analysis, written with simplicity in mind, accessible even to Linux beginners. You’ll