Sunday, October 01, 2006

Virtual Machine top tip of the day

After wondering why my computer was running like a dog, I checked the CPU usage and saw that much to my surprise that the Linux VMWare image was running at 100% of one of the cores. What was going wrong I wondered?

Then I suddenly realised that the default screen saver for Fedora is one of those pretty animated ones. This reminded me of when people had X terminals rather than workstations and the bane of the sys admins life was people running XEarth and the like, which destroyed both network and CPU.

So if you are using VMs, and aren't running them headless, then remember the screen saver!

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