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Background loading in the GRUB boot menu?

I don't know if this is a practical improvement. The idea goes something something like this. If you
like me run a dual boot setup I get annoyed having to press the return button on my laptop during
boot to save time. So I thought why cant the default Linux distribution automatically start loading in
the background. At least put files in RAM. In the less likely event I want to start Windows, the
background loading should abort and start Windows as usual.
With this, if I set the wait-time to less than the distribution boot time. I know I don't have to bother
engaging the bootmenu to save time. Just leave it as it is.

loadingbackground

 

open-slx Weekly News 19 published

We are pleased to announce the new  open-slx Weekly News 19 in the Formats PDF and EPUB.

You can find in this week (abstract):

  • Updates from the Newsteam
  • Maliit & Plasma Active
  • New Font-Repository available
  • Linux Colormanagement Hackfest
  • and more...

The open-slx Weekly News 19 are downloadable there [275,50 kB] (PDF) and there [19,10 kB] (EPUB).

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open-slx Weekly News 18 published

We are pleased to announce the new  open-slx Weekly News 18 in the Formats PDF and EPUB.

You can find in this week (abstract):

  • open-slx Screencast: Updating Plasma Active
  • Vivaldi Tablet with 8GB
  • Tizen runs Android Apps too
  • Installing Java 7
  • and more...

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Ubuntu 12.04 released

 It's time again - a new version of Ubuntu with the Long Term Support for the next 5 years has been released. What offers the new version for the Linux gamers?

Read more at www.SteamForLinux.com

 

A Linux ready for Enterprise

Before I start...

Hi guys, it's been a long time since I left Linux.com. I contributed a lot and even was one of the private beta testers for this site and ran regular blog entries including writing Xlib-based windows managers, and general programming topics for Linux. I felt I had to leave as my Kudos points were stuck at zero no matter how much I contributed - I know this seems a silly reason for leaving, but I felt that fixing my Kudos points was the least the admins could have done for my contributions (especially as people were winning prizes in the early days of the site with the most points), but despite asking several times, my Kudos points remained at zero and I requested my account to be deleted.

I feel that I am now prepared to forgive and forget and going to start contributing again; I hope you enjoy this article!

Custom Distributions & I

A while back I started my own Linux distribution (based on Arch Linux) called LDR. which saw a LOT of traffic/interest hit my server (the most traffic the poor machine had ever seen!). The project itself was a massive flop as I could not hook in any support for other developers, nor could I keep up with the questions from casual users who, as a distro owner, I really should have made my top priority to please. Arch's base installation changed significantly and things broke and the project fell further and further behind whilst my main programming job (which paid the bills) grew busier and busier until I had to stop working on the project completely.

Strangely I have been left with fond memories of the project, it was a great learning curve for someone who up until then would consider himself an noobie to Linux. I really enjoyed being a part of the hype and excitement around a new distro and contributing GPL code that may be, some day, some one might download and use (though by that time, the project will probably be out of date and won't compile?!).

I continue to hope I will be involved in authoring another distribution from the ground up someday.

Working with Microsoft Technologies

I left my job with a Microsoft-technology-based Enterprise Telco. software provider in 2009 as I wanted to concentrate my working hours on developing Linux-based solutions for mission/time critical projects.

I have since then worked on some amazing projects including 2 successful contracts for the British MoD.

I have been working with Linux exclusively until recently when I surprisingly moved back to a Microsoft technology provider...

Don't get me wrong, I haven't given up on Linux; it is still very much a burning passion which I use to bore my pro-Microsoft/Mac colleges; my problem is that I find that Linux lacks the integration and support that I need on a daily basis to produce software to a level that I can be really proud of. It's probably 80% my opinion rather than facts, but I find that Windows - as a platform - offers me the right tools, in the right packaging, to be able to get my job done better.

This article is a brain-dump of the parts of Windows and Microsoft technologies that I would marry together with Linux to produce a distro that would be suitable for..... well.... me! (but hopefully other Enterprise Linux developers and companies too!)

I realize that praising Microsoft on Linux.com comes at the risk of receiving quite a bit of trolling/flaming from said community; but after you've had your fun, I hope you can understand that Microsoft HAVE created some components extremely well, sometimes better than other companies/communities have. Anyone who has tried to stress/load test a PHP web application, MYSQL db and Apache web server at the same time will hopefully respect the fact that because of the disconjointed nature of these components on Linux, aggregating data (like when trying to determine the bottleneck in this application stack) is extremely difficult - someone needs to take all these components, and put them together with loads of "Grade A" middleware glue, so that they work with the developer.

NOTE: I don't have the pleasure to work with Enterprise distributions of Linux such as Red Hat, and I'm sure these distros will include some/all of the concepts I will share with you below, but the truth is - as previously mentioned - I want to be involved in a project from the very start and that's why I'm inventing/dreaming up the concept anew here. Whether I am offering anything new to the table is up to you as a reader to decide (and discuss!).

Things that I think Microsoft did well (checklist)

I'll start by listing all the concepts, components, tools etc.. that I think Microsoft have done a fantastic job in providing and that would need to be included in my concept Linux distribution...

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Now russian govermential agencies can use Astra Linux for the top-secret information processing

Operating system «Astra Linux» worked out by JSC RPA RusBITech can be used in Russian governmental agencies that deal with the top-secret information.

The certification of the operating system «Astra Linux» concerning the compliance with the governmental requirements of the information security has been completed in Russia. The possibility of using the operating system «Astra Linux» in the information systems that deal with the top-secret information has been confirmed.

Thus the open-source based software platform with the high-level information security has appeared for governmental agencies in Russia. The process of complete replacement of previous operating systems and software by Linux and open-source software that is going on nowadays in governmental agencies in Russia must be completed till 2015.

The operating system «Astra Linux» has been created and is developing by the RPA RusBITech on the base of open-source software and functions on the computers with the processors x86-64 and ARM, and also on the mainframes IBM System Z. It comprises the software that ensures the highest level of information security.

RPA RusBITech is the member of the Linux Foundation.

 

Building LFS( Linux From Scratch)

After struggling for nearly one day, the LFS, linux from scratch, is finally built. I would note something about the building process. 1. about ssh There is some time that I just want to copy the command in LFS book and execute it directly. since copy between host OS and guest OS would be troublesome, SSH would be a convenient way to copy, paste and execute. execute "/etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd start" to start ssh service in LFS, one may also need to configure network interface using ifconfig command. 2. about mount After compiling all packages and changing root directory, I try to execute grub-install, and it tells me that there is no hard disk. And I eventually figured out that "mount -v --bind /dev ${LFS}/dev" is very critical in installing grub boot loader. Without it, grub-install would not find hd0.
 

openSUSE Weekly News 192 is out!

I'm happy to announce the new "openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 192".

 

 

In this Issue:

  • openSUSE Conference 2011
  • Plasma Active Status Report
  • Beta Pizza Party
     

You can download it there:

We hope you enjoy the reading :-)

If you want to help us collecting interesting articles for the openSUSE Weekly News, so you can all your stuff into our new ietherpad: http://os-news.ietherpad.com/2.

Found Bugs? Please place it in our Bugtracker: http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=12095

Features, Ideas and Improvements can placed in our Featuretracker: http://developer.berlios.de/feature/?group_id=12095

Older content can be found there.

 

openSUSE Weekly News 191 is out!

I'm pleased to Announce our new openSUSE Weekly News 191.

 

 

In this Issue:

  • Milestone 5 is out
  • Google Summer of Code
  • Factory update
     

You can download it there:

We hope you enjoy the reading :-)

If you want to help us collecting interesting articles for the openSUSE Weekly News, so you can all your stuff into our new ietherpad: http://os-news.ietherpad.com/2.

Found Bugs? Please place it in our Bugtracker: http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=12095

Features, Ideas and Improvements can placed in our Featuretracker: http://developer.berlios.de/feature/?group_id=12095

Older content can be found there.

 

openSUSE Weekly News 190 is out!

I'm pleased to announce the openSUSE Weekly News 190.

 

 

In this Issue:

  • openSUSE Conference 2011
  • Google Summer of Code Reports
  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 3.1-rc3
     

You can download it there:

We hope you enjoy the reading :-)

If you want to help us collecting interesting articles for the openSUSE Weekly News, so you can all your stuff into our new ietherpad: http://os-news.ietherpad.com/2.

Found Bugs? Please place it in our Bugtracker: http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=12095

Features, Ideas and Improvements can placed in our Featuretracker: http://developer.berlios.de/feature/?group_id=12095

Older content can be found there.

 

openSUSE Weekly News 189 is out!

I'm pleased to announce the openSUSE Weekly News 189.

 

 

In this Issue:

  • openSUSE Conference 2011
  • Google Summer of Code Reports
  • Sebastian Kügler: Plasma Active on OpenGL ES
     

You can download it there:

We hope you enjoy the reading :-)

If you want to help us collecting interesting articles for the openSUSE Weekly News, so you can all your stuff into our new ietherpad: http://os-news.ietherpad.com/2.

Found Bugs? Please place it in our Bugtracker: http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=12095

Features, Ideas and Improvements can placed in our Featuretracker: http://developer.berlios.de/feature/?group_id=12095

Older content can be found there.

 
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