Archive for May, 2009

Linux Books Prices

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Understanding the Linux Kernel, 3rd Edition is a book I used to consult very often.

Checking the prices in Japan compared to US, I was shocked to find:

While in Amazon US, the price is $32.97, the Japanese version of the book will cost in Amazon.jp ¥ 6,930 . Roughly, double!

Ubuntu 9.04 – KDE Cpu usage

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Not sure why, but suddenly KDE4 has gone berserk on my ubuntu 9.04 machine.
Before I restart the machine, here is a screen capture of the CPU usage – 50% means one of my CPU is working 100% for KDE.
kde-cpu-usage