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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Fedora 18 for ARM released
Posted Feb 8, 2013 14:27 UTC (Fri) by jwakely (subscriber, #60262)
I think the risk of speaker frying is still real (but has been fixed in Ubuntu, so should get fixed in F18 soon, if not already). I haven't found it to be a problem, if you don't fiddle with alsamixer there is no danger of damage. I don't listen to much digital music (my vinyl gets jealous if I do) and if I want to watch a video I can reboot into ChromeOS, but the purpose of getting the chromebook was to write/test code while commuting or when I travel away from home, so I want a GNU/Linux machine with good battery life and a bigger screen and keyboard than my eeepc -- audio is not required :)
For my purposes, F18 ARM (with xfce) works quite nicely.
Posted Feb 8, 2013 14:45 UTC (Fri) by ibukanov (subscriber, #3942)
I consider getting that chrome book just for the fact that it does not have a fan and the harddrive is SSD so it should be a very quiet and lasting notebook.
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