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LinuxCon Europe 2015 – On stage (part 2)

[Article is part of the series on LinuxCon Europe 2015] The evening of the first days contained another set of keynotes. They started with the Kernel Developer Panel. Aside from the chat with Linus, this is the most interesting part of the LinuxCon, in my opinion. The panel is formed of a couple of kernel […]

LinuxCon Europe 2015 – On stage (part 1)

[Article is part of the series on LinuxCon Europe 2015] Coming in early in the morning to the Dublin Convention Center (which looks like an awesome venue) and seeing the flood of people at the registration (which I avoided by being on time) I can tell that it’s going to be a big event. After […]

LinuxCon Europe 2015 – Intro

After two years, I am back in the British Isles at LinuxCon Europe 2015. This year, Dublin is the hosting city, so after a weekend full of Guinness, time to have fun with Linux geeks. LinuxCon, as the name suggests, is the biggest Linux Conference and it is organized by the Linux Foundation. The one […]

State of Mobile Operating Systems

… and thoughts about their future. When we think of Mobile Operating Systems we mostly think of Android and iOS which have the vast majority of the market share. I am a big (openly) Android fan for many reasons. Though it’s not perfect (for example, I would like the development model to be a little […]

K, kilo, kibi, bytes, bits and the rest

While writing the previous article, I had again to deal with the confusion caused by the question “What is a KB?”. Let’s start with some well known facts. First, unless you live in the US (and Myanmar and Liberia), you use the metric system. This means that you have some basic units, like meter, second, […]

DevConf 2015 – Part 3: Executive summary

[See part 1 and part 2 for more in depth commentaries] I wanted the conclusion to be in the form or a list or recommended presentation to watch online on the YouTube Channel of the event. I also wanted to wait for slides to be published, but at the time of writing this, they have […]

DevConf 2015 – Part 2

[see part 1 first] Day 2 I went early in the morning for a workshop about The guts of a modern NIC driver and bonding internals. It was very interesting (not for beginners but also not that exclusive if you had a minimum exposure to Linux device drivers and Linux networking). We got to compare […]

DevConf 2015 – Part 1: Introduction

This weekend I attended DevConf 2015. It was probably the first time I went to a conference that I didn’t plan on joining (or didn’t even know about) a month earlier. But since I was in town and I had a free weekend, I went and can’t say that I regret going, because there were […]

Tribute to my Chromebook

Today, something that doesn’t usually happen to me, happened: I broke an electronic. More specifically, my Chromebook fell from a high surface and the screen was damaged beyond repair. So I thought that, as I say farewell to this great piece for hardware, I would publish the reasons why I think the it is awesome. […]

VPS Security

I recently decided to migrate this site from an older server to a VPS. I went with IntoVPS because I got some positive feedback from people I know and use their services. Although I am a big user of Ubuntu Server(LTS), I went with a CentOS install. My first Linux interactions were with RedHat based […]

LinuxCon Europe 2013 – part 3

The third day of LinuxCon Europe was, probably, the most awaited because of the star guest: Linus Torvalds. The father of Linux sat down for the morning keynote answering questions from the moderator and the public. Video online. First question was about what makes a good Linux kernel maintainer. And he answered very nice and […]

LinuxCon Europe 2013 – part 2

[See part 1] The second day of LinuxCon started out with some keynotes on Cloud Platforms, but since the subject didn’t fancy me, I spent the morning at the KVM forum where I got the “weather report” for the community. KVM looks like a very strong community with lots of achievements and many plans for […]

LinuxCon Europe 2013 – part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) for the 2013 European edition of LinuxCon. It was my first time at LinuxCon and it was the biggest conference I attended (it’s bigger and nicer than FOSDEM). And I got to visit a very nice city: Edinburgh. If you ever get the chance […]