[K12OSN] OT: High load averages with CentOS?

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 19:12:59 UTC 2008

On 9/15/08, Nils Breunese <nils at breun.nl> wrote:
> David Hopkins wrote:
>>> I am also using a dual cpu hyperthreaded Xeon (2.8Ghz old netburst
>>> technology). I found flash .48 to be much less of a hog. Also I could
>>> not continue using firefox because my cpus are just not powerful
>>> enough. Especially flash heavy sites.
>>> I switched to Opera and I can still have a full class of students
>>> browsing. Unfortunately, Opera is not free as in speech but it is
>>> free
>>> as in beer.
>>> Not sure about staroffice.
>> I'll downgrade flash to 48 tonight. It was what I had earlier and
>> upgraded to fix an issue with a state-required app after the state
>> patched the app. There has been another patch since then, so perhaps
>> 48 will work.
> Just know there were some pretty serious security issues with older
> versions of the Flash plugin.

Yes, correct. Either way, I have to choose between a workable system
or security updates. Not fun but backups help. This is one of the
reasons I want to go diskless workstation mode next year.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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