Practice Continuous Operational Improvement By: Antonio Piraino, ScienceLogic CTO What really excites me about digital infrastructure is that it accelerates the learning curve in IT,” says Rachel Chalmers, Research Vice President of 451 Research . People incorporate the lessons learned into the next generation of building and deployment and that is an incredibly virtuous cycle. […]
Today we interview two great women, Helen Ushakova and Sophie Gautier, from the Russophone and Francophone communities. LibreOffice can only exist since people are working on it: so please, tell us a bit about yourself. Helen: My name is Elena Ushakova, also known by nicknames as Helen Russian (helenrussian, helen_russian). I am 36 years old. [...]
On February 1, Alexandre Julliard announceda new development version of the Wine app, which brings assorted bug fixes and improvements.
As usual, the number of new features and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine is Not An Emulator) is quite large, even if we don’t take the important changes into account.
The GNOME 3.8 release will make several user-facing changes concerning how power management is dealt with for the open-source desktop environment…
The nicer Radeon Gallium3D (R600g) shader disassembler that was previously talked about on Phoronix has finally been merged into mainline Mesa…
MathGL, a library for making high-quality scientific graphics and which can be used for fast data plotting and data processing of large data arrays, is now at version 1.2.
Highlights of MathGL 2.1.2:
• “local” functions have been excluded from the resulting library;
In short, Canonical will be running a server much like the existing products.ubuntu.com server which will accept queries and return a bunch of results as json. The current implementation searches Amazon and the Ubuntu One music store and a few other places. The new one will do the same, plus more server-side searches, plus a [...]
Ubuntu is an open source Linux distribution based on Debian Linux which has, in turn, been surpassed in popularity by its own fork: Linux MInt (according to DistroWatch). LInux Mint is just one of many Ubuntu-based alternative distributions that the diverse Linux community has put together to offer up new features, customized user interfaces, built-in [...]
Wine 1.5.23 was released this morning as the latest bi-weekly development release…
As another UEFI SecureBoot related article this morning aside from the three hardware vendors causing a hardware mess on Linux, James Bottomley wrote an update about the work the Linux Foundation is doing on its SecureBoot loader…
Canonical will try to make Ubuntu 13.04 its best release so far and one of the ways to do that is by improving the Dash functionality and its online features. We all remember the storm that took Canonical by surprise when they first announced that Unity Dash searches will be done online, especially in the Home lens….
Matthew Garrett has written a new article summarizing the state of UEFI/SecureBoot on Linux. Overall, the situation isn’t good if you’re using hardware from one of three major vendors…
While flying over to Brussels for FOSDEM, Linus Torvalds released the sixth Linux 3.8 kernel RC. Unfortunately this weekly development release is larger than Linus would like for this late in the development cycle…
Version 0.9.16 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on January 18, marking an important milestone for this amazing software.
If you have an e-book reader, the Calibre software is a must-have. It does so many things for the avid reader, that it would take a lot of time to just enumerate all the…
Linus Torvalds announced on the last day of January 2013, that the sixth Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 3.8 kernel is available for download and testing.
Linux kernel 3.8 RC6 comprises various x86 changes, some EFI improvements, and various other small bug fixes and stability improvements.
“I have to say, -rc6 is bigger than I’d like it to be. I’d really like things to calm down by rc6, because usually I aim for rc7 to be roughly the last rc in the series, a…
The Wine development release 1.5.23 is now available.
HTTPS support no longer dependent on OpenSSL.
The WikiMedia Foundation has added a new extension to MediaWiki, the foundation for Wikipedia, that adds geographic data for individual wiki articles. Aimed primarily at mobile users, GeoData will make finding information about your present location easy and fun. According to WikiMedia, GeoData aims to codify the common practice of adding geographic data to articles. [...]
The patch that adds the old window dodge autohide behaviour for the Unity Launcher hasn’t been updated for Ubuntu 12.10, but an old script that implements the same behaviour, with some limitations, now works with Ubuntu 12.10 and even 13.04.The Unity Dodge Windows script was initially created by Jorge for Ubuntu 12.04 and it has [...]
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Newly updated builds of PCLinuxOS "KDE" and "KDE MiniME" editions, version 2013.02, have been released: "PCLinuxOS KDE and KDE-MiniME 2013.02 are now available for download. These are 32-bit quarterly update ISO images which can also be installed on 64-bit computers. With respect to the previous KDE editions these….