Tag Archives: performance

Checking your PHP settings with phpinfo.php

A phpinfo.php file is invaluable for confirming that your PHP installation is working, and for viewing its configuration. …

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Security and stability tuning on Linux

Most Linux distributions are reasonably secure and stable out of the box. Still, it is good practice to make sure that the default settings are appropriate for your circumstances and change them as needed.

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Optimizing PNG images with OptiPNG

OptiPNG is a PNG optimizer that recompresses image files to a smaller size without losing any information. …

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Fixing slow dialogs in OpenOffice on Windows

One installation of OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 on Windows 7 had a recurring problem of taking too long to open the Open, Save, or Save As dialogs. …

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Image previewers for Windows

Windows has an image previewer built in to its file explorer, but many users find it lumbering and cumbersome. Here are alternatives I found when looking for a superior replacement.

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Performance tuning on Windows

A few ideas on how to improve performance on Windows systems. This is a work in progress. For now it is just a notepad where I jot down ideas to try the next time I have my hands on a … Continue reading

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Gerencia installation notes

Notes taken during my fresh install of mdv2008.1 on gerencia.

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Fenix configuration notes

I attempted to revive a sluggish computer, first running Mandriva 2008.1 and then with a new install of Mandriva 2009.1. This is a supplement to my notes on installing a new distribution and setting up a lightweight workstation.

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Setting up a lightweight workstation

Linux is a good choice for turning old or underpowered hardware into useful workstations for common tasks like word processing and mail.

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Hotmail via Claws Mail

Using Hotmail in a web browser requires a full featured browser, a good Internet connection, and a modern computer. One alternative for slower computers or poor connections is to access Hotmail through a lighter third party web interface like mail2web. … Continue reading

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