pigz -parallel gzip

Here is a short description of pigz:

pigz, which stands for parallel implementation of gzip,
is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits
multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data.

And for the installation:

sudo yum install pigz

With pigz, if you don’t have many things running on your multi processor machine then you will see a significant improvement when you are gzipping the files.

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solang – Photo collection viewer.

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Name       : solang
Arch       : i686
Size       : 1.8 M
Summary    : A Photo Manager for GNOME
URL        : https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/solang/
License    : GPLv3+
Description: Solang is a free photo manager that will act as a front-end for
: directory based local storage as well as remote photo-storage
: systems, as can be said, on the \”Cloud\”. Basic editing support is
: also planned as well as a small pipelaine for RAW processing.
: The aim of this project is to break the performance charecteristics
: of current popular photo management softwares and provide a fast
: and reliable alternative that does not place humongous demands on
: user\’s hardware resources even to meet basic functionality.


Configuration of my home desktop – updated

Configuration of my home desktop – updatedConfiguration of my home desktop – updated

Here is the list of components of my Desktop :

nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] (rev a1) with 1GB

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU         650  @ 3.20GHz with 6 core

Transcend JM1333KLU-2G @ 1333MHz  – totalling 4 GB of DDR3 RAM

22 inch BENQ LCD monitor

2 Seagate HDD of 1 Tera Byte

1 Seagate HDD of 250 GB 🙂