The Great Suspender – Das beste Chrome Plugin aller Zeiten

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Ihr kennt das sicher – 48 Tabs in Chrome offen, und der Lüfter am Rechner kommt kaum zur Ruhe. Ich weiss nicht wie oft ich deswegen schon neu starten musste, oder Chrome sich beendet hat – ganz unbefriedigend.

Seit einigen Wochen ist für mich die Lösung da: The Great Suspender ist ein Plugin, das inaktive Tabs nach einer konfigurierbaren Zeit aus dem Speicher entfernt und bei Bedarf mit einem Klick wiederherstellt. funktioniert Session-übergreifend, lediglich bei “Zuletzt geöffnete Tabs” von anderen Rechnern muss man ggf. über den Link hovern um zu sehen was in dem Tab war, aber das lässt sich verschmerzen.

Die CPU Last ist seither minimal, auch der Speicher wird nicht mehr knapp, und Abstürze hatte ich seither ebenfalls keine mehr.

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Chrome Plugin: The Great Suspender im Google Store

Oracle to buy three OSS companies?

According to Business Week, Oracle is looking into several open source companies:

“Oracle is in talks to buy at least three open-source software companies in deals that could be valued at more than $600 million, BusinessWeek Online has learned. The transactions would extend the 18-month, $18 billion spending spree by Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison that has engulfed PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems. They would also put Oracle in control of some of the most sought-after open-source projects.
The largest of the three targets is Atlanta-based JBoss, which specializes in so-called middleware, the software that serves as a connection between disparate programs. JBoss competes with traditional software companies like BEA Systems (BEAS), IBM, and, to some degree, Oracle.
Also in Oracle’s crosshairs: closely held Zend, based in Cupertino, Calif. Zend’s PHP software language is one of the most prevalent on the Web, present in more than 18 million Web sites.
The third is Emeryville (Calif.)-based Sleepycat Software, which makes technology used in many of the open-source databases that handle reams of digital data. “

Larry says this means “embracing open source” – to me this looks more like the Microsoft way of embracing things (i.e. get rid of / disturb the competition). I still can’t see clearly how this is supposed to be a move that’s good for Oracle’s shareholders, and I’m not even trying to understand what this means for Oracle’s application strategy. Any takers?

Who you gonna call? OSSBusters!

Matthew receives enlightenment:

“Yesterday, while munching on a currywurst at the local Imbiss, I overheard a conversation between two builders that seemed strikingly familiar:

“I’m fed up with my customer Mr. Schmidt”
“He rang me yesterday and wanted me to immediately come over and help him”
“What was the problem?”
“He’d been to the local DIY store, bought all these bits and pieces for his roofing project and was now stuck because he couldn’t remember what the guy in the store had told him he needed to do. Isn’t that just typical. They go out and buy the stuff cheaply at some store, get little or no advice and when they’re stuck they call me and want me to help immediately.”

“Aren’t you glad there are customers like that that then at least call you?”

Some days are real eye-openers.”

Wonderful. That’s definitely something for IT Garage. Doc, are you listening?

Follow the flag!

Ewan has another great response to Bill Gates’s accusations:

“Probably the one thing this speech has done that’s good is flooded the net not with principle and legal speak, but allowed everyone to rally under a single symbol. And when you have something easily identifiable, that people can rally behind (like a flag), then you have the beginnings of something utterly mind-blowing.

Thanks Bill.”