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smxi - A cool wee tool

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

smxi - A cool wee tool

smxi is a command line tool that does many cool things for your debian installation.

smxi website: https://www.smxi.org

Originally smxi was a tweaking slash maintenance script for debian systems, particularly for followers of testing and unstable. Although not officially approved by Debian themselves, it has grown into much more than a script. smxi is a high quality tool for helping out where Debian can't, or won't. And it's got one of the coolest websites, even the site hostname is genius. You'd know if you had to download the script, but you don't because ...

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Install a modern 32bit Kernel

Last update on March 23, 2014.

Install a modern 32bit Kernel

Kwheezy 32bit version is distributed with the Debian Wheezy 486 kernel. This is to maximize the scope of machines it can be installed on.

The 486 kernel is for very old hardware, it does not support SMP (Symmetric  Multi-Processing). Which means it only uses a single core, even if you have two or more. It also doesn't support a lot of more modern processor instructions. So basically, you could be losing quite a bit of speed and power by using it.

In Debian it is easy to install different kernels. The 686-pae kernel supports PAE (Processor Address Extension). PAE ...

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