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GNU/Linux performance observation

September 6th, 2014 No comments

Very nice GNU/Linux performance observation sheet, made by Brendan Gregg:
linux_observability_tools

23 years of Linux

August 25th, 2014 No comments

Congratulations, Linus Torvalds, and thanks for inventing and writing the GNU/Linux Kernel since 23(!) years!

Hello everybody out there using minix –

I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).

I’ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I’ll get something practical within a few months, and
I’d like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them :-)

Linus (torv…@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

PS. Yes – it’s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have :-(.

Source: usenet comp.os.minix

Violations on users PIM

January 19th, 2014 No comments

While Apple Computers decided to rape users rights once more, ceasing the capability to synchronise PIM (personal information management) data locally with OS X Mavericks 10.9 (argueing they should store their data in their iCloud. – Bwahahahaha!1!!) there are too many PIM solutions for GNU/Linux users, whereas none of them are really feasible for users who want to switch to Free Software.

While many complain that there are too few GNU/Linux Desktop users and Linus Torvalds claims this to be his “personal failure” the GNU/Linux community fails to offer a seamless integration of GUI (graphical user interface) PIM into their OS. (Which is really sad, as fiddling around with SoGo-connector, lightning etc. does not offer a sustainable solution…)

So here is my solution:
Get DAViCal, install it on your server and get mutt, pycarddav and khal for your desktop(s), get a Jolla and you will have a beautiful and seamless PIM solution using the “good olde command line”.

khal

GNU 30th anniversary

September 27th, 2013 No comments

GNU_30th

I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I
must share it with other people who like it. I cannot in good
conscience sign a nondisclosure agreement or a software license
agreement.

So that I can continue to use computers without violating my principles,
I have decided to put together a sufficient body of free software so that
I will be able to get along without any software that is not free.

30 years ago Richard Stallman started GNU with his announcement of the GNU’s not UNIX project.

Congratulations, Richard!

“Das Musikbusiness”

September 10th, 2013 No comments

musicbizlogoDas Musikbusiness
Funktionsweise, Eigenarten und Untergang
Eine Zusammenstellung von Fakten, Hintergründen und Möglichkeiten zum Thema Musikproduktion und -publikation

von Andy Stamm / Murphy’s Law veröffentlicht am 26. Juli 2013

Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”

May 5th, 2013 No comments

debian_splashDebian 7.0 “Wheezy” has just been released. \o/

After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code name Wheezy).

This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

Lawrence Lessig on ‘Aaron’s Laws – Law and Justice in a Digital Age’

February 21st, 2013 No comments

Please find a copy of Lawrence Lessig’s lecture on “Aaron’s Laws – Law and Justice in a Digital Age“, which he held a few days ago at Harvard Law school.

slides:

TPB AFK

February 11th, 2013 No comments

Treasuring the subject

January 15th, 2013 No comments

Aaron EFFTo treasure the subject and issues that Aaron Swartz was fighting for, I would like to refer and remind to my mail to Richard Stallman, Lawrence Lessig and Cory Doctorow, which I wrote on 21st of January 2012.

Link to former blog post

Carla-Ortiz-Aaron-Swartz

Aaron Swartz

January 13th, 2013 No comments