Want an easy way to speed up your machine?

No matter what OS your DNS queries and the time it takes to get the results has a dramtatic imapct on your computers performance when doing anything Network related.  Google knows this and they have a need to serve you ads as fast as possible.  Which is why they released their own free DNS service to compete with a rather crowded field of free/open DNS services.  But which of these is really the fastest?  Luckily for us they have an app for that.  Google that is.  A developer at Google wrote an application called Namebench.  It's available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.  It's super simple to run and turns out graphs and text like this pop-up page

While your results will likely vary from mine the faster your DNS is the faster you can surf.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.