Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Netbook Performance Issues

Being that it is my job and my nature to keep systems running, I generally don’t upgrade OS’ quickly. Doing so introduces change which in turn breaks things. After performing an install of the latest version of Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 I found the performance to quite poor. After a quick Google search I found that I was far from the only one with the issue. You can follow more on that here. It is worth mentioning that I had this installed on an HP Mini 311 which is one of the faster netbooks available at the time of this writing. I went back to 10.04 and it is now a useful system again.


VMware Best Practices

I have come across a few useful KB articles from VMware recently and thought I would stick them here for future reference.

Installing ESX 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1 best practices

If you are planning to or have recently deployed vCenter Server 4.1 or ESX(i) 4.1, this KB article from VMware may be of some value to you: Installing ESX 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1 best practices

Best practices for virtual machine snapshots in the VMware environment

Most of us work with snapshots and snapshot tech every day. In fact, I for one cannot imagine doing some of things I do without snapshots any longer. I use to do everything without snapshots, but technology is good for making all lazy. Either way, this best practices article is worth a read.