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Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
31
revised Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?
"ose" is not in the package names any mire (at least as of trusty tahr)
Mar
31
suggested approved edit on Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?
Mar
26
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
5
comment What are the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit, and which should I choose?
@Sergey But I'm pointing out that even with 8 GB, I typically have some swap due to tons of browser tabs. And in both cases in your charts with Firefox, there is swapping (in 1 GB), so I can't learn much there. If I could get, say, 50 of my typical browser tabs without swapping using 32-bit, while I'd start to swap at 40 browser tabs with 64-bit (I'm making the numbers up of course), then 32-bit starts looking nice. But I don't know if the 30% vs 10% rule applies to javascript/web pages/threads in modern browsers.
Mar
4
comment What are the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit, and which should I choose?
I'm curious how modern browsers with lots of open tabs and javascript fare here. I often run into swap (even with 8 GB RAM) by opening up lots of tabs, and modern web sites use lots of javascript libraries etc. How do the memory and cpu speed compare for heavy chrome or firefox usage?
Dec
28
comment Ubuntu cgroup architecture: cgroup-lite vs cgroup-bin and default config for lxc, libvirt-bin?
I've seen some bugs that may be related, such as lxc-start: failed to spawn
Dec
28
asked Ubuntu cgroup architecture: cgroup-lite vs cgroup-bin and default config for lxc, libvirt-bin?
Dec
28
comment lxc-start: failed to spawn
@NeilenMarais lxc doesn't depend on cgroup-lite, but recommends it (or cgroup-bin). That could be the problem.
Dec
28
revised How to use cgroup in ubuntu 13.04
clarify that it is about ownership / permissions
Dec
28
suggested approved edit on How to use cgroup in ubuntu 13.04
Dec
28
comment Is it recommended to create a cgroup per process?
It would help to describe what kind of monitoring data you want to get, and alternative options you've considered, and why you'd avoid both systemd and upstart, and how you start your daemons in that case.
Dec
27
comment Why most people recommend to reduce swappiness to 10-20?
Those sites you list don't explain why they're recommending changing the default. The answers here are much better, for this tricky choice about a complicated issue.
Nov
21
comment Tool for automating video splicing at slide transitions?
I don't want to manually figure out where the transitions are. Can kdenlive analyze the video and automatically suggest timestamps which might be good transitions? They're pretty clear transitions (e.g. a video of a slide show, the only big changes being between one slide and the next, though some of the time someone is writing on the slides you see the writing, but not the person)
Nov
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
25
comment Video editing software options?
Much easier interface than Openshot: visible audio waveform, video thumbnails on the timeline, good keyboard shortcuts, copy-paste from timestamp, which is more precise, not a cpu hog.
Oct
25
accepted Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
Oct
24
asked Tool for automating video splicing at slide transitions?
Oct
23
answered How can I correctly install multiple non-package Distribute/virtualenv/pip ecosystems on Ubuntu?