Mandrake, Mandriva, Mageia, OpenMandriva… FOSS is FOSS! | Gaël Duval’s blog – Blog de Gaël Duval

Postat de: Cristian Gherman
Mandriva SA firma ce a dezvoltat Mandriva Linux isi inchide portile, conform mai multor articole aparute. Fiind un fost user cu vechi stagii – cca 10 ani – a acestei distributii, devin nostalgic ca acest proiect a murit. http://www.indidea.org/gael/blog/?p=546

Yesterday we learned that Mandriva, the company was shutting down and I saw a lot of sad comments on Twitter. Then I realized that few of those guys seemd to be aware that actually, Mandriva the company, wasn’t doing a Linux distribution anymore for a few years. The Mandriva Linux distribution is no…

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Liber la confuzii: ROTLD introduce domeniile cu diacritice

Postat de: Adrian Marius Popa

Iată că ideea de campanie a celor de la Kinecto cu “AdoptăunŞ” a dat roade! ROTLD anunţă că începând cu 3 iunie sistemul de înregistrare nume de domenii va permite folosirea caracterelor diacritice ă â î ş ţ. Teoretic, asta înseamnă că vom putea înregistra domenii de tipul www.mâncare.ro sau www.bic…

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Bitcoin mining on a 55 year old IBM 1401 mainframe: 80 seconds per hash

Postat de: Cristian Gherman
Daca vrei poti face si pe masini de pe vremea bunicului… http://www.righto.com/2015/05/bitcoin-mining-on-55-year-old-ibm-1401.html

The photo below shows the card deck I used, along with the output of my SHA-256 hash program as printed by the line printer. (The card on the front of the deck is just for decoration; it was a huge pain to punch.) Note that the second line of output ends with a bunch of zeros; this indicates a succe…

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Postat de: Cristian Gherman
44 de ani de evolutie in lumea Unix

A Repository with 44 Years of Unix Evolution!

https://github.com/dspinellis/unix-history-repo

“The evolution of the Unix operating system is made available as a version-control repository, covering the period from its inception in 1972 as a five thousand line kernel, to 2015 as a widely-used 26 million line system. The repository contains 659 thousand commits and 2306 merges. The repository employs the commonly used Git system for its storage, and is hosted on the popular GitHub archive. It has been created by synthesizing with custom software 24 snapshots of systems developed at Bell Labs, UC Berkeley, and the 386BSD team, two legacy repositories, and the modern repository of the open source FreeBSD system. In total, 850 individual contributors are identified, the early ones through primary research. The data set can be used for empirical research in software engineering, information systems, and software archaeology.”

http://www.dmst.aueb.gr/dds/pubs/conf/2015-MSR-Unix-History/html/Spi15c.html

Archived: https://archive.is/p0PJz

CC: Unix-like; The Unix Programming Environment; FreeBSD; FreeBSD Foundation; OpenBSD; OpenBSD; OpenBSD Journal; NetBSD; DragonFly BSD; DragonFly BSD; The Art of Unix Programming; Berkeley Software Distribution

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LXD crushes KVM in density and speed

Postat de: Adrian Marius Popa
LXD crushes KVM in density and speed https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/05/18/lxd-crushes-kvm-in-density-and-speed/

LXD achieves 14.5 times greater density than KVM LXD launches instances 94% faster than KVM LXD provides 57% less latency than KVM LXD is the container-based hypervisor lead by Canonical. Today, Canonical published benchmarks showing that LXD runs guest machines 14.5 times more densely and with 57%…

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